Sorry this is late.
Allergies have arrived so, it must be fall, and well, at least I’m up today. Yesterday, I barely made it out of bed. I’d get up for a little while and go, “Nope. I just can’t right now,” and end up back in bed. Couldn’t really sleep, but couldn’t really do anything productive either because … exhaustion. Thank God for Ancient Aliens on Mondays! Not that I actually watched it. I more or less listened to it. Also, the weather guy promises we’re going to get much needed rain — we’re desperate, y’all. That’s supposed to arrive sometime on Wednesday, so, I think I’m feeling the pressure change from that today. All I know is that even on Claritin, I’m having to breathe out of my nose, my eyes are puffy and raw, my left ear has liquid in it and everything hurts. Good times.
But at least I’m up and at my computer.
Well, the deal is my conscience is bothering me because I’ve focused on some things — okay, some people — as I sometimes do and what I’ve written isn’t very kind. So, I’ve been trying to make it less, “Oh, my God! I can’t believe you wrote that about this person,” to more, “Yeah, that’s nothing. You should see what goes on in my family.” So, I’m trying to make it more resonate, maybe?
My daughter told me to put on my big girl panties, write what I must, write with my head held high and stop whining.
That reminds me, I need to do laundry.
Also, Lauren doesn’t know this, but I’m glad she brought it up because I need to cut a lot of whining out of the book as well.
I’ve tried to lighten some of it up, but there are some things that just won’t be lightened no matter how many wayward sparkles I sprinkle on top. So, now, I’m going to cut a ton out, which is going to be fine, I think, since at last count, the book is at 104,577 words.
I’m living, breathing and sleeping this book right now. The house has gone to hell, my family is barely getting fed, everyone in the house seems to be on edge at the moment, and I haven’t actually left this house since last Friday and that was only because I had to get my Xolair shots and — this damned book better be worth it in the end!
Eventually, I’ll come up for air
— probably when intense thunderstorms roll through our area tomorrow and I have no choice but to turn the computer off for a while. Oh, also, a friend and I are meeting this week. So, I’m looking forward to that! See, I do have a life. If y’all have any great topics for me to talk with her about — I don’t want to bore her with book, book, and more book. Right? But I haven’t a clue what’s going on in the world at the moment.
Is Ukraine and Russia still at war? Anything new from the James Webb telescope? I briefly heard that Dianne Feinstein died (RIP.) Does anyone have any details on that or anything else?
That’s what’s happening in my world. Hope everyone’s healthy, happy and doing well. So, what’s happening in your world? Please, let me know so I can live vicariously through you at the moment!
Until then, back to writing.
And music —