I feel like I’m a good cautionary tale for “Be careful what you wish for” today. As I was going to sleep last night, I was thinking about how it would be nice if I could just take the rest of the week off and avoid trying to do this thing my boss wants done that’s totally a squeezing blood from a turnip activity. And right around midnight the fever hit. As both my husband and my work wife have been sick with the general sore throat/congestion/crud that’s going around like wildfire, this is unsurprising. But totally not what I meant. :glares at Universe: So I’m home sick and somebody else gets to try to squeeze blood from a turnip, which is a win in my book and worth the sore throat and sludge. Blew my limited allotment of energy on a grocery run for sick supplies and doing half a load of dishes in the sink. Otherwise, I’ve been snoozing or camped out in my chair reading. I just blew through Kate Perry’s Tamed By You this afternoon. And I picked up all of Maisey Yates’ Copper Ridge Cowboys series with a handy dandy 20% off coupon for the Harlequin site, courtesy of a survey I completed for them. When I got to the question about how many books I read in the last year and the highest it went was “20 or more”, I just laughed. I think 80 was my total for last year. I’m actually behind the curve with only 55 at this point for this year. Anyway, I’ve been on the hunt for a new contemporary western author to love since Candis Terry’s Sweet, Texas series wrapped up. :still crying over that: I liked the sample I read of Yates, so we’ll see how it goes.
On a writing front, I did get started afresh on Something’s Gotta Give. That opening scene is so often the hardest. I’m not quite finished with it, but I feel like I’m off to a good start. If I can stay awake, I might knock it out tonight. Because of a character detail that came out in it, I’ve been changing some events that happen further down the timeline, following the threads and seeing what needed to be adapted. I think I’m on the right track now. My gut isn’t jangling the alarm any more. Maybe I’ll have enough mental acuity to actually make some progress on that the rest of this week. I also did a fresh read through of my secondary project, which has sat for a while, and I think I’m ready to pick back up on that as well. I’m just going to take it easy the rest of the week and see how things unfold.