Well, the crazy is officially starting at the Evil Day Job. For the next month, we are all about the grant submission.
On the writing front, I’ve not actually started drafting the next book, but I clocked nearly 9k words in plot notes over the long weekend. Boy do I wish I could write actual prose that fast! There was significant angsting during the process, but things are coming together REALLY well. I finished the toolkit (but for a couple of questions that will just be clarified as I get into the story). Hoping to dive into that tonight.
The Hammer is finished with Once Upon A New Year’s Eve. I’ve got it out with a few betas at the moment to sort out one particular detail, then it out to be out the door this week. So that’s all good.
I started back properly with my workout program on Monday. Today makes 3 days of yoga. That’s been going…okay. I’m doing it. I can’t say as it’s been exactly relaxing just because there have been some issues with the wiimote actually registering that I’m doing stuff correctly, and there’s nothing that pisses me off faster than not getting credit for my hard work. But I DID IT, which is the thing that matters. And it’s working in the sense that I’m feeling muscles I clearly have not used in a while. So there’s that.
I also started back with tracking what I’m eating. On day 3 of that too. It’s a PITA, but works. I’m getting back into the groove.
Got into a discussion with some folks this morning about whether there is a segment of romance novels that fall somewhere between the moderate sexy level of normal romance novels and the more “talk dirty to me” erotic end of the spectrum. I don’t care for the latter, and I feel like there must be something in the middle. But, of course, what the heck do you call that? Smexy but not raunchy? :makes Goodreads shelf: So…I’m on the hunt. Any suggestions that aren’t full of slang and bodily fluid references? I really enjoyed Sarah Morgan’s Ripped from the Cosmo Red Hot Reads line at Harlequin (extra kudos for making me snort with laughter most of the way through), so I’m going to check out some others from that line.
Hope everybody is doing GREAT this round!