The problem with taking time off of work is having to go back when it’s over.
Out of the last two weeks I’ve spent a whopping total of 4 days in the office, and now, like the kids heading back to school after a 2-week Christmas holiday, I’m facing the prospects of a fairly long slog through winter. I like my job, don’t get me wrong, but I like to be home, too.
The good news is I did use the time quite productively in terms of writing. Yesterday I wrote up what I think is the final scene of my WiP. Tomorrow night I start to go through it again from the beginning. There’s a lot of work to be done on it, for sure, but now we’re definitely in a new phase and I’m looking forward to it.
On other writing-related news, I have a phone conference with Carrie this evening, which Carrie is doing with all of her clients over the next week or so. It will be nice to talk to her and set out our plans and strategies for the current year, something I’m notoriously not good at.
Non-writing wise, we are bracing for a cold front, which began arriving late last night. We hit the 40 degree mark yesterday. It’s around 20 now, which I believe is where it’s supposed to top out for the day. Later in the week we’re looking at single-digits by day, negatives at night. Last year when this happened I remember saying, “It’s that one week of brutality that we get every year”–except it wasn’t a week and it didn’t go away until March. Here’s hoping this one goes away sooner. We’re heading into the teeth of the winter now; hopefully, it won’t have too much bite.
That’s all for me for now; what’s new with you?