The semester is officially over but for finals, so the rest of this week is the flurry of grading stuff and notifying those few students who are exempt from the final of that fact. I got one class done this morning. I’m hoping to get the other knocked out this afternoon, but there’s a lot more grading to do there. I’ve had a massive sinus headache since sometime in the wee hours, so I’m hoping it’ll go away before I settle in to knock that out.
I’m not quite 6k into She’s Got A Way (note to self, update the progress meter). I’m having such fun with Riley and Liam! They’re such fun to torture. 😀
The book I plan to write after this one is still in the plotting stages. It had gotten to an Everything But The Kitchen Sink sort of place, so I created a new toolkit paring things back to the essentials, and I’m slowly working my way through it. A simpler, more straight-forward story is starting to emerge, and I have faith that by the time I’ve knocked out She’s Got A Way, this next project will be ready to go.
On the Operation GIT front, I’m FINALLY sitting down to start revamping my weight lifting and workout routine to gear it more toward strengthening and improving my martial arts performance. I meant to do this in September? October? Somewhere in the midst of the OMG I MUST FINISH THIS BOOK–EVERYTHING ELSE CAN WAIT! Given how sore I often am after class, there are certain parts of my body that aren’t getting enough of a workout that need it, so I hope that over the long term, this will actually help. As it will be a longer workout than what I’ve been doing, it means no more hitting the alarm off and lingering in bed (or, you know, not getting up at all, like I did this morning–I was having a lovely Zen meditation: I am one with the mattress). So, we’ll see how that goes. I’m ready for a change.