Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

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Back to the grind after my week off. Despite getting sick and the ghastly 'March' weather, it was pretty nice:

     I didn't get all the celebration posts I wanted done, but at least I got my 2nd 20th anniversary essay done, quotes and links and some gratitudes put up, and the 'sneak peak' prologue for 'TFE' in place.

     Got a bunch of stuff done around home which was nice, between cleaning, scrubbing filthy cat-room walls, and hanging the curtains at the entrance of the living room which are already helping me with sleeping better. Got the daybed for the guest room assembled and the other big furniture craft project ready to roll (once I have money, that is!)

     Only two nice days during the entire time off, but at least on Tuesday I was able to get out for a 5.5 mile walk, exploring one of the routes I might use this summer, should it ever stop snowing. Saturday was nice too, but the paths were all buried in deep slushy snow, bleah.

     Despite the fact that winter is hanging around astoundingly late this year, it is wonderful to hear all of the birdsong. A few evenings back so many robins were singing at once that it was a crazy happy ruckus all around.

     Between buying 'John Carter' so I could watch it again last week, and getting out to see 'Oblivion' on Sunday, I've been in quite the sci-fi mood of late. In part due to 'TFE' no doubt, as it has a lot more sci-fi research and 'bones' showing than my other written novels.

     'TFE' itself was the best thing about the celebration week, aside from all the feasting. Just in my time off, I finished section 1, wrote two interludes and all of section 2, to the tune of 18,700 words. Fabulous! Helps make up a tiny bit for 2013 being such a rotten writing year...
Tags: birds: other, movies, snow, tfe: writing, walking
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