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Non-Writing Update: Week Ending April 6, 2013

April 8, 2013

Let’s see… how did this week go?

More work at the dayjob.  Busy, that was.  Good busy, you know, but busy.

More home-life of the neo-parental kind on the home-front, combined with home-life of the rambunctious toddler parent kind as well.

The highlights of the week included planting flowers in the front garden.  Plus, I committed a deliberate act of Barbecue!  (Actually, that’s the second time this year I’ve barbecued… we had a beautiful run of warm weather back in late-February/early-March.)  I concocted some sort of non-duplicable dry rub from various seasonings in our spice drawer for some chicken kabobs, and it was quite delicious.

Of writing or time therefore there was narry a peep.  I mollified myself be engaging in a nice bit of readage.  I got through a good chunk of the book I’m currently reading (A Memory of Light, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, if you’re curious).  It turns out: it’s hard to write when you’re feeding a baby, but relatively easy to read. 

That’s life down at the Casa Chez Watkins.  How are things in your neck-of-the-woods?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2013 6:44 pm

    Chez Bazelli, it’s been crazy busy at the dayjob (long hours and deadlines). I’ve been going nonstop, and I haven’t had the mental energy to focus on writing words. But I have been brainstorming plot scenes on index cards and figured out a few plot tangles, which was a relief.

    I wish we could grow some flowers! Everything we plant seems to get eaten by critters before we get to them…

    • April 9, 2013 10:23 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who sometimes can’t write because the day-job is too demanding. That’s life, sure, but it’s comforting to hear others struggle with it, too. As for flowers… Neither dear wife not I are possessed of particularly green thumbs. Gardening is nice, but once something is in the ground I don’t know how to take care of it. We’ll see how these flowers do. One of their selling points was that they’re low maintenance.

  2. April 8, 2013 7:45 pm

    Been editing up a storm in prep for my publication bonanza. Mostly to do with culling repetitious words. A tiring, tricky enterprise, sometimes, but I don’t mind it too horribly. I’m all for tiny changes adding up to a better book. (:

    Spring was here today. Pouring rain, early this morning, but goodness, did the sky and lake ever look gorgeous when the weather halfheartedly cleared up! Might have made a fine afternoon for a barbecue, but you and your kabobs weren’t here, so we made do without.

    • April 10, 2013 11:24 am

      Yeah, I know how editing can go… Good luck with that! As for barbecue, I’m sorry to say you missed out. Glad you were able to make do. 😉

  3. April 9, 2013 5:57 pm

    This has been an okay week for me. Still in a holding pattern on some personal stuff, but nearly done with mystery story rewrites. I’m on the last one, and I think it’s nearly there. I’m going to stick it in the metaphorical drawer for a couple of weeks and then go over it for one more time before the end of the month.

    Had a (very small) scare today when I couldn’t find part of the new story I’m working on but it turned out to be just well hidden (nothing is more confusing than when I put things where they’re supposed to be 🙂 ).

    • April 10, 2013 11:26 am

      I’ve had those scares… And I’ve had then turn out real. It’s devastating to lose large chunks of a work in progress. Glad it was right where it was supposed to be!

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