Update 5/2/2016

I’m a bit late in getting to this update but I have a good excuse reason. Today was a very busy day. I took my kid to school then went to the gym. Afterwards I went home to get some story stuff before going back to the gym to speak with a trainer about an exercise plan that won’t do damage to my healing back. Also, I have a love/hate relationship with the elliptical.

The next stop was lunch where I worked a bit on my story, then I headed to a court thing. No, I didn’t break any laws. It was all about my ex not paying child support. I was early so I found a bench and did more writing.

I don’t know if it was the strange new place or if my muse simply wanted to show up for a while but ideas were bountiful while I sat on the terribly uncomfortable bench in the hallway outside the courtroom. I was across from the elevators so many people passed as I wrote as fast as I could trying to capture the thoughts before they evaporated, each staring at me as they passed. I must have looked like a madwoman. A man sitting near me stared in open…something. I’ll assume it was admiration, but it was probably confusion mixed with indigestion. I hope that’s all I was hearing, poor thing.

Anyway, the court stuff happened but didn’t take very long. From the courthouse I went home and took my older daughter to work then went to my favorite place to write, where I came up with some amazing questions to help me advance my plot.

Of course, these questions threw my story into a tailspin but in the best of ways. My husband got off at 4:00, which is a new schedule. I’m happy I was able to get some work accomplished during the day since I normally don’t write when he’s home. It will take some time to get used to him being home 3-4 hours earlier than he used to but it will be good to have him home in the evenings again.

It was such a crazy day. I was supposed to get a haircut this morning but I had to put it off or it would have been one too many things in such a short time period. I’m exhausted as it is.

As for other writing, there is none. I’m supposed to be participating in the Story A Day May challenge but I didn’t write one yesterday and haven’t read the prompt for today. My head is too wrapped up in my current work in progress. I’ll take a stab at some short stuff tomorrow but no promises. If I can’t write a story a day I won’t be disappointed because I’m too happy to be working on this no story. As long as I’m moving forward I have no regrets.

My back is extremely sore. I know the doctor said it’s normal at this point after surgery but I’m getting concerned. I’ll give it time though. The pain might have something to do with my new dog, who stole my heart when I shouldn’t have gone to the PetSmart adoption weekend thing, but that’s a story for another time. The relevant part is I spent a lot of time sitting on the floor the last few days trying to make her comfortable and making my two other dogs feel better about all the attention the new one was getting. The one I adopted is only 9 months old and was in a foster situation with many other dogs. She’ll adjust fast but my other dogs will take much longer. They hardly know what to do with a new addition around.

Just this once I’ll admit I had no business getting another dog but she became part of the family as soon as we made eye contact. She’s a joy.

I’ll post an update later this week on how the exercise program and (hopefully) my writing progress in the story a day challenge. Have a great week everyone!


Sidenote: I had my husband start playing around with fonts for logos, thumbnails, etc. Any thoughts on this one?

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