This is almost a “nothing to report” report. It’s not as if I didn’t do anything since Wednesday. Actually, I did a lot. I even did a lot of writing. This is actually a “I can’t think of what I did now and put it into coherent words at the same time” report.
Ever have days like that?
Instead of getting frustrated with myself or spending my entire evening trying to get my head together, I’m going to leave it at “I have a feeling that some things got forgotten, but that things probably aren’t even close to as bad as they seem right now“. I know I got stuff done.
I got a lot of writing done, including that so very valuable “intimate time with my characters” I needed to get. Not as much as I’d hoped, but enough to fuel the fires for the future.
I’m plowing through my reading material (five books in progress at the moment, since I added my collection of Unabridged Grimm’s Fairy Tales for another challenge and The Fiction Writer’s Workshop to add a “craft book” balance to the list). Add that to reading blogs and news and general research… It’s a good thing I love to read. It’s a bad thing that I haven’t figured out how to fit enough hours in a day for all the reading I would like to do. I’m thinking of experimenting again with books on tape for those long drives I have to make to bring my son to school. We’ll see. It’s not a choice that will be popular with the five year-old voting public, but we’ll see.
I even had the inspiration to play with food and try some new twists on recipes this week. Note to self: just because you added lots of good healthy stuff to the mac & cheese, doesn’t make it “healthy”(Thursday); need to add some olive oil with the spinach and mushrooms–tilapia isn’t fatty enough to keep stuff from sticking to the pan (Sunday).
You know… the only real “failure I can see is that I haven’t watched another movie for the 50/50/Me challenge since V for Vendetta. Oh, and I fell behind on typing this week. Poor synchronization of notebooks and keyboard… Ah well. I still did typing. And it’s not as if I spent the time watching anything else. The only screen time was some social media (and that was reduced this week) and lots of “Butt In Chair, Hands To Keyboard” writing.
In all, I’m pretty darned happy. How about you?