Early to bed?

Earlier than of late, anyway. Fun fact for you: six hours of sleep a night might be almost enough for a few days or even a week if I’m starting off well-rested. If I’m starting off sleep-deprived, not so much. When am I going to remember my body’s not as young as it used to be?

Only 108 words tonight, but I made some notes on upcoming scenes that should make them flow more smoothly. Should.

Dogwood blossom close-up

Tiny flowers in the center just starting to open

And on to the next challenge!

That “not taking on new projects” thing? Yeah, I’m not so good at that. I wouldn’t even have run for SFWA’s Board last year without Maggie Hogarth’s encouragement. Or Cat Rambo’s, though Maggie was the first to tell me I should run. I wish Maggie joy, rest, and progress (and I am definitely looking forward to the third Dreamhealers book! and more Coracle! and Kherishdar!) — God speed! And I will serve SFWA to the best of my ability as vice president.

I’ve been a bit distracted today…

Words written today: 338
Words written this month: 13,161
Words written 2017: 93,961
Average words/day 2017: 824
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 1-1/2 chapters with daughter
Books read 2017: 7

lilies of the valley

From a house down near the girl’s bus stop

Onward, ever onward

If I’ve set things up right, this post should cross-post both to my LiveJournal account and my DreamWidth account (in addition to the various social media accounts). (LJ users, there’s been a bit of a gap as I dealt with setting up DreamWidth. My apologies for the missing posts.)

Today has involved much indexing and laundering and a little writing. Also cooking and adjudicating children’s use of the Xbox and a fair number of shows on Netflix absorbed second-hand because my husband has been watching them across the room.

Words written today: 612
Words written this month: 12,823
Words written 2017: 93,623
Average words/day 2017: 829
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 1-1/2 chapters with daughter
Books read 2017: 7

The progression of progress progresses

Better sleep last night. Woke up at one point, heard the rain, and drifted back off to sleep. That was nice.

Pushed forward on a few different fronts today — the freelance work, some SFWA stuff, chatting with the kids, and writing. So overall, a very good day.

Words written today: 845
Words written this month: 11,866
Words written 2017: 92,666
Average words/day 2017: 835
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 1 chapter read to daughter (but daughter fell asleep in the middle)
Books read 2017: 7

Now to sleep (and not have to get up at 6!). Tomorrow, more of everything.

Still plugging away 

Very good day with daughter for her field trip. I recommend trips to any spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The kids wrote with ink made from walnuts and quills, put together a mini barn with notched and marked posts and beams, took a turn at both threshing wheat and churning butter, and heard a lot about basic life two and a half centuries ago. I knew a lot of it already, but it was cool watching others see it for the first time, even if they were fidgety and had short attention spans, what with being only 9 or 10 years old…

Words written today: 109
Words written this month: 10,909
Words written 2017: 91,709
Average words/day 2017: 834
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 2 for pleasure
Books read 2017: 7

Juggling on a tightrope

Actually quite enjoying the indexing, despite the looming deadline. Also, the English language has changed more in the past 500 years than Latin has (Yes, I understand why), which has made for some interesting reading.

Tomorrow, I’m investing a chunk of the day in time with my daughter — both a field trip and her weekly Brownies meeting — so I’m doing the burning-the-candle-at-both-ends thing again. Sleep is for the weak — or at least the weekend.

Words written today: 525
Words written this month: 10,800
Words written 2017: 91,600
Average words/day 2017: 848
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 0 for pleasure; many, many for work
Books read 2017: 7

dogwood flowers

Dogwood flowering near the library today (Note that the green centers are actually the unopened buds.)