For all those of you who’ve offered prayers and well wishes, my husband is doing well. He’ll feel better once he’s in the boot instead of the splint, but he’s getting around pretty well on crutches and other than bringing stuff from…anywhere, he’s doing well enough that I can go back to work. I popped into the office yesterday to do a little catch up work and found out exactly the mess that my boss created in my absence. Because she’s got mad skills when it comes to screwing up ANYTHING related to technology. She really shouldn’t be permitted to touch computers. At all. So it’s going to be a very busy week at the Evil Day Job.
Really, it’s all about getting back into some semblance of order and routine for me. I’ve had a week of massive disruption to everything–work, home life, diet, exercise, writing… I’m ready to get back into a groove. But the writing… Well I’ve been out of the groove for much longer than the last week. Not counting the revisions I did on Forsaken By Shadow in February, I finished writing it on January 25th. I had a few spurts here and there, a start to First Blood before I decided to axe it, and a lot of plotting stuff, but I haven’t WRITTEN in nearly TWO WHOLE MONTHS.
I am stuck in a state of inertia. And according to Newton’s first law of motion, an object will stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside source. Well, I’m at rest and I’m having a hard time moving myself back into any kind of routine. It’s beyond page fright now. Ugh.
In other news, since I’ve been on my unscheduled vacation, I’ve plowed through the last two Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. She is evil, just so you know. Amazing, talented, and absolutely evil because I could not put them down and HAD TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. I stayed up ’til 3:30 last night with Book 3 and had to peek, not to find out how it actually ENDED but to find out how she made the impossible relationship possible. I NEVER do that. But I simply couldn’t last until 6 or 7 in the morning when I would have been able to finish. So I slept and woke up at 11 and then finished. AMAZING. It’s got me really salivating for more really good YA and thinking a lot about my YA trilogy. I figured out a few things about book 3 in that I didn’t know before.
Because I haven’t had a great deal of oomph in terms of inspiration on Revelation, I contemplated starting on Totem (the YA trilogy). For the hell of it, I did a quick tarot reading about the two to see which one I ought to work on. When I read for Totem, the results were “blindness”. When I read for Revelation, I got “inspired”. Um, okay, if it says so. But I get the point. Stay the course and stick with the plan. Revelation is next.
I just need someone to light a fire under my ass to get started.