Today was a day to climb back into bed, pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep. The temperature has plunged into fall, and that means it’s good sleeping weather. I wanted to do nothing more than get back in bed after Tori left for school and dive back into the fun novel I’m reading (Jane Yellowrock is a fav).
But I didn’t. I pulled on some clothes, sat down at my laptop, and began pouring the words onto the page. It’s one of those days where the words are there right at the surface, easy to grab, making it a writing day for sure. Generally right now I feel as content as I can be a few days away from payday (we budget carefully, but those last couple of days a month are still tight); Tori is in a great happy place, Charlie and I had an amazing talk on Friday, the house is mostly clean… it’s all pretty good.
There are some issues; my mother is struggling a bit with a medication issue (not like my medication issue, just a regular one) but she’s tackling it with grace and working hard. Charlie and I are still trying to find a way to connect with each other when privacy is at such a premium in this house, and we spent a lot of time talking about how to decrease the stress level for both of us. So changes are happening.
Charlie’s moving away from editing manuscripts and working more on copywriting (here’s his LinkedIn profile if you’re looking or know someone that is). I’m adding clients left, right, and center and I’ll apologize in advance for a couple of sponsored posts that will coming your way on here; I try to do them sparingly but sometimes the opportunity is too good to turn down.
I’ve got two more traveling events this months (Atlanta this weekend for the Aiming Low Non-Con, and next weekend in Washington, DC for the Power Up! Weekend) and then, hopefully, I’ll be done traveling for the year. I love what I do, and I’m grateful that folks send me to these things, but all that makeup-putting-on and being nice to people wears me down. Ahem. I’m ready to be a homebody.
Even if my home is freezing cold today (I will not turn on the heat! I will not turn on the heat! ARG). How are you?
I blogged about Pinkwashing and Breast Cancer Awareness Month over on the Uppercase Lowdown. I’d love you to check it out.