Today feels like winter. It was in the 20s when I woke up this morning (note to self, get up earlier on days you need to dry your hair…). Do you know what this means? It means I get to indulge in three of my FAVORITE THINGS: sweaters, coats, and hats. I totally live in the wrong part of the country for this, as it will be in the 70s again by the weekend, but for today, I’m rocking my Irish in a fisherman’s sweater, tweed cap, and pea coat. I’ve got Celtic music playing on Spotify to go with the mood.
It’s been a very slow week on the writing front. Sunday I was tied up with other things and Monday I couldn’t focus to SAVE MY SOUL. I did churn out a bit over 800 words last night that will, I hope, get me unstuck. I’ve got today and tomorrow, and then I’m out of town for three days with a wedding. I’m taking my laptop, on the off chance that I can manage to write in the car on the 10 hour drive both ways, but this was a fail the last time I tried it due to both the glare on my screen and the presence of, you know, other people. I’ll take a notepad in case I actually manage to DRAFT BY HAND (imagine that). I feel my deadline creeping closer and I’m nowhere near where I want to be. It’s probably going to take me to the end of the month to knock it out and even get it to second round betas. Fingers crossed that whatever they send back will be minimal.
I’ve got a new heroine kicking around in my brain. Just flirting. She’s incredibly isolationist, even more of a hermit than I’m inclined to be. She hasn’t told me why, and I don’t know who the hero is that crashes into her hermitude or why. But I’m curious. We’ll see what she reveals over time.
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