Back From My Mental Vacation

I didn’t make my ROW80 goals this week. I haven’t done (hardly) any planning on Immortal Blood. I think I’ve edited one paragraph. Even Viho has shut  his muzzle. I haven’t been delighted by his snark for at least three days. So, I’ve been floating in limbo.

Being in limbo might not be a bad thing, though. Final exams started yesterday, and I’ve  had a bunch of panicking students for the past week. That won’t end until Monday. After that, though, I have four weeks of (relatively) uninterrupted bliss to see what kind of mischief my friends have been able to create while I’ve been away. I think I’m actually looking forward to a different kind of frenzy.

Because it’s WIPWednesday, I’m going to  put up 7 sentences of “Fireheart” continuing where it left off (I think it was last week).

“Perhaps.  But he won’t be the Consort for a long while. Not until I’m dead, so I’m not going to worry overmuch about it,” Mikhail said.  “I’m sure Alizaane will keep him in line.  And if not, then Kiah will be more than happy to do it.  Most saziks don’t get along very well with spouses of their chosen bonded.  Kiah is more intelligent than most…and more haughty.”

(Sazik is the Tibetan word for “snow leopard.”) Kiah, bless his furry heart, is much, much bigger than a terrestrial sazik. And more protective. Not to mention vicioius. Nothing will hurt Alizaane as long as he’s alive.

See you Sunday. Hopefully with more good things to tell you.

Starting Off Slowly

This challenge has started off like a deflated balloon. Yup, limp. Yesterday was Tuesday, and I was supposed to make it to the gym. Didn’t happen. I had to wait for pest management to come for maintenance on my apartment. (Our complex was purchased recently, so some things have changed.) They didn’t make it to my building. In the evening, I was supposed to tutor. My student rescheduled for today.

I’ve got gym plans for today, but it’s iffy at best. I’m here waiting for the pest people, then I have to get ready for tutoring. Again. We’ll see if it works today.

On the upside, I got an idea to try a short story. It’s working title is “Breath and Fire” and it’s about an artist pair, one an apprentice teenage girl and the other her dragon partner. I might end up adding that to my goals, but I’m not sure yet. I need to do a little planning first.

Does it sound interesting to anyone?

I haven’t been shopping for anything except bread. I got sub rolls from Publix, which were made in the store. The bread that I purchased was made in the United States, but I’m not sure if it’s anything close to being local. It was Arnold 100% Whole Wheat bread. I got that because it doesn’t have any high fructose corn syrup in it.

I plan on spending time in the kitchen today, cooking grain salads and other things to take to work for lunch over the next couple of days.

See everyone on Sunday!