It’s Saturday morning. My plan on Saturday morning, 99% of the time, is to sleep in and catch up on sleep missed during the week. This morning I woke completely up at 7:30, even though I went to bed late. Who knows why. My spouse, who had technical difficulties and two abortive attempts, finally got off for his ADV ride (he’s meeting up with the others somewhere further on the trail), so I have the entire day stetching out before me.
What to do?
Apart from the necessities like laundry, and one or two not so fun chore things like catching up on all my bill filing and unearthing my desk in my office, I’m not sure what I want to do with myself.
I can write. I had a great day on the novella yesterday. Since I’m still participating in the Novel Push Initiative, I do have minimum words to get in today. And I have to say I do like the fact that I’ve got different projects at different stages. I finished a draft of HiS and was able to immediately jump into the novella that I’d already outlined, while I am meanwhile doing the groundwork and plotting for the Next Big Project. If revisions on HiS (which I’ll pick up after the novella), take a while, I may simply have the full trilogy outlined before I even start writing it. That’s not a bad thing. I have plenty of time to do some character studies and get to know them well on the front end.
I can cook. I’ve got a fridge, freezer, and pantry FULL of delicious things I could make.
I could read. Last night I finished plowing through the first in L.J. Smith’s Dark Visions trilogy and outlining it based on story structure and pacing. I’ve read it many times before, but strictly as a reader and years ago, so never to analyze. So it’s still gonna go on my Book 100 list. Just based on how it unfolds, I can say with confidence that my own YA trilogy is going to come in a good bit longer. So I may switch over to reading The Secret Circle trilogy. I know what happens in both, so it’s not like I’m missing something not reading all the way through. I could finish this book about the Sazi that I got 1/3 of the way into and put down (more because I got busy than because I didn’t like the story. Or I could read Hunting Ground, the latest in Patricia Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series, for which I broke my book moratorium yesterday (I know, it’s a sickness). Or I could read any of the other, oh, 200 books hanging out in my TBR pile. Which, honestly, is not a pile. It’s a totally full 6 foot tall bookcase.
I am free to do anything I want, totally for myself.
Maybe I’ll go sort the laundry and get that started while I make up my mind.