Monday, February 28, 2011

A Short Intermission

This past weekend, Tom took the boys to his parents' house and gave me the entire weekend to myself to write. I don't know what kind of crazy masochism has me wanting to revisit How Home Improvement Saved My Marriage, but I've taken it back out of storage and am working on it again. I'm not sure it's ever going to be a full-length novel. I'll be very surprised if I can make the word count. However, it is just about the perfect length for an e-reader. So maybe that's the direction I'll head with it... I just don't know yet.

While Tom and the boys were gone, I pretty much sat on my butt and wrote, non-stop, for two days. With the exception of a spin class on Saturday morning, and a 30 minute wii run on Sunday morning, I pretty much didn't move. And I didn't stick to my diet either. My neighbor had me over for dinner, and cooked an AMAZING lemon pasta with arugala and shrimp. There was delicious rosemary bread on the table, free-flowing wine, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. The scale says I've gained two pounds, but I really don't care. My soul was nourished, as corny as it sounds, from all that writing, all that glorious food, and all that friendship. And I think it's healthy to do exactly what you want from time to time.

Unfortunately, I've been eating what I want a little too much lately, and I've been gaining and losing the same two pounds for over two weeks now. So it's time to buckle down and power through. Now that our company is gone, school break is over, my writing weekend is finished, and we're back to our old schedule, it's going to be a lot easier to get my head back in the game. 

I don't have anything going on this week, so my goal is to get my anthology submissions sent out, those two pounds back off, and make more progress on Home Improvement. It sounds easy enough today. We'll see how I feel about it come Friday...

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