Week four was an interesting week. Several odd happenings occurred. First- husband ended up with a scratched cornea, then the door knob broke, then a spring on the garage door broke (the end just broke off while it was under pressure) and then we had a blizzard. To round out the week nicely the snowblower broke during blizzard cleanup.
Yep. It was a helluva week!
We still ended the week on a positive note. Husband’s eye is healing nicely. We didn’t get robbed during the day that we had to leave the house with tape over the doorknob hole while we bought another and we managed to keep the door closed and not heat the backyard. No one was in the garage when the spring broke and it did not land on my car! We did manage to get the driveway, a path to the front door, and a path in the back for the dog cleared– though it took several hours and our backs are killing us.
And on Sunday I got to write. Ahhhh. Thank God because I wrote nothing on Saturday and so little on Thursday and Friday due to storm preparations that I started to doubt my story was worthwhile. I hate when that happens. But now I’m back and feeling like the story must go on.
I’m right, of course, because I need the story. It’s the third stop on my self publication journey. It will be my third Eva Prim release. It must get written, otherwise my complex plan will fall to crap and then I’ll be severely annoyed. But with JeRoWriMo occurring this month I know EP2 will be completed this spring with plenty of time for me to write the first short story in the Eva Prim series. I beat my goal of 8k this week. I wrote more than 10k. Yeah!
On the To Do list I checked off contract an illustrator. I’m working with Randy Jennings and to my great delight he’s already provided the first draft of Eva’s head. I have to say I get butterflies just thinking about the fact that my character is coming to life. Everyone will literally see her soon. Amazing.
I also hired a part-time, very part-time, two hours a week, assistant. She will help upload my blog posts and keep my calendar organized. (Come on. You’ve seen what my desk typically looks like. You must know I need help.) Having an assistant will free up those hours I spend trying to format my blogs and keep everything on schedule.
I’ve come up with some great guest blog ideas. Theme months are coming.
I’m shooting for another 10k this week, but I’m already behind with zero words for yesterday and 159 on Friday. I could use some cheering and potentially a few novenas so if you got the time…