With the exception of a couple of forays out for supplies, I have been in my pajamas, sitting in my favorite chair with a cold. Usually when I’m home sick, I end up binging on period drama–it’s how I got through the first three seasons of Downton Abbey. But that wasn’t what I was in the mood for this go round. So instead, I’ve been binging on cowboy romance. Because I have discovered Maisey Yates.
I’ve plowed through five of her books in as many days.Shoulda Been a Cowboy, Part-time Cowboy, Brokedown Cowboy, Bad News Cowboy, and Unbuttoned. The first four were everything that exists so far for her Copper Ridge series, which will absolutely be on my autobuy list. Unbuttoned is from the earlier Silver Creek series. I can tell she’s grown a TON as a writer (I spent most of that one wanting to beat both the hero and shero over the head). The Copper Ridge series (thus far) mostly revolves around the Garrett family, and I love the crap out of that kind of thing. Seriously well done. Can’t wait for more.
I also did some writing. Got the next scene done in my seekrit project and the new opening chapter down for Something’s Gotta Give. It didn’t come out exactly like I expected, but I think it came out better. I got about half through another scene today but because of some of the changes I made in the second scene, I needed to change directions. But that’s fine. Once I hit the inciting incident, things will settle into a groove. They’re beating a lot louder in my head than they were a few weeks ago. About 3500 words over sick days seems like a significant accomplishment.
Finally feeling like a human again. The pajama days have been nice, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting back into routine and being dressed like a human fit for public. I’m sure there are about a thousand things I’ll need to catch up on at work when I get there tomorrow, but I won’t think about that until tomorrow.