All right, we are two weeks into the Round. Life happened a lot this last week, both at home and at the day job. Last Sunday was the first anniversary of my mother’s death, so it was tough to get through that, especially as it was my younger son’s birthday as well. Our Weimaraner is having seizures due to a brain tumor, and many of them occur at night. The nights they happen, I find it hard to go back to sleep, and difficult to get up and write.
I got some goals done, and got some writing done for the day job, which does count as non-fiction under my alter ego’s name, I guess. I still have some work to do protecting my time, but the main problem this last week was exhaustion.
The work on reducing clutter in the electronic files is helping to clear my mind, which is helpful. I also need to daydream and doodle a bit to coax my muse out of the corner where she is sheltering against the footnotes and bibliographies. It is very helpful that my dissertation bolsters the fictional world, so the resonances and research work for both.
After a flirtation with Spring, upstate New York is featuring a return to crummy weather over the next week and a half. At least I will be inspired to stay indoors and write!
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