Running out of steam

Old What’s Her Face went to Nevada again. It’s just me and the dogs this weekend. My brother-in-law and his wife moved into their new house, and they’re throwing sod this weekend.

Dog sitting duty hasn’t been that hard, so I tried to use my time wisely. I’ve been mostly blogging all day.

That means sending out letters with proposed dates for tour hosts, then writing their posts as they respond. I still have one more to prepare and will try to do that before I call it a night.

I also marked up a critique sample for one of my group members and sent it out. I like to turn them around fast whenever possible. I only have weekends to work on things and others might be in that boat, too.

Somewhere in the middle of all that, I wrote and scheduled my next Story Empire post. I spent far too much time monkeying around with the block editor, but I need to do that. It looks like it’s here to stay and being curmudgeonly about it isn’t going to help me.

I know the original editor wasn’t exactly self explanatory either and I messed with it for a long time before I found the things I actually use. I never did figure out what that tool that looks like a highway stripe actually does.

Somewhere between waiting on email, and writing posts, I snitched a little reading time. I’m not the proficient reader I was as a youngster, and take frequent breaks. I’m enjoying some quality time to dive into a good book, but I have to do it my way. Eye fatigue is part of the issue.

It got cold here overnight and I actually ran the gas fireplace to take the edge off. I spent about two hours watching the temperature parked at 58 degrees, then decided it wasn’t actually going to warm up. They promised us some rain today, but it only drizzled for a short while. I hope it was enough to settle some of this smoke. It feels like it helped.

Old What’s Her Face comes home tomorrow, and Monday is a holiday. It’s smart for me to accomplish all I can today. It’s relatively calm, but I’m starting to burn out. Maybe, after that last post is sent off, I’ll try to find something on television. I’m in the mood for something Halloween related, but not a slasher.

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35 responses to “Running out of steam

  1. Sounds like a busy and productive day. Not sure what kind of Halloween movie wouldn’t be a slasher one unless it’s kid-related. My mind goes to ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Beetlejuice’ though.

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  2. I’m out of steam, too. Remember when weekends were for rest, not for working more?

    Hope tomorrow is relaxing for you. Give the doggos ear scratches and belly rubs from me.

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  3. Hope you get some rest out of the whole thing.

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  4. Sounds like an extremely productive day. You deserve some quiet movie time after that.

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  5. Almost 💜

    Sounds like you’ve been busy.

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  6. Hope you get to chill out on Sunday and Monday. You’ve been hitting the promo really hard. I’m in the mood to watch Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters or Johnny Depp’s Sleepy Hollow for Halloween. Enjoy yourself.

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  7. It sounds like you had a peaceful weekend, Craig.

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  8. I just finished The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix – starts a little slow, but a fantastic finish.

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  9. I managed some writing time on Sunday, but otherwise the weekend was filled with stuff that needed doing around the house. I can’t complain though, as I had most of last week off and spent it enjoying myself!

    It sounds like you got a lot accomplished. I have a list of things I’m behind on, but I think that’s status quo for most of us these days.

    Enjoy your day off!

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  10. No idea how I missed this post. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend!

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  11. It’s amazing how the things on our ToDo List expand to fit every moment of time we have available, isn’t it? I spent Saturday tweaking my nature program. Several times. And trying to convince myself I could still do one, even after seven months of isolation. I didn’t believe me, so I had a panic attack, Saturday night. But I survived that, AND had a great time on Sunday, talking to folks about wildlife, and laughing a lot. Came home utterly exhausted, but it was worth it. One step closer to getting back to normal life.

    Sounds like you have even more on your plate than I, and I’m glad you found at least some time for R&R. 🙂 I’m now busy digging myself out of yet another hole, but I’m persistent. I’ll get caught up someday. Or not. And in the grand scheme of things, it’s not really a big deal, anyway. 😀

    Have a great week, Craig. And happy Moon’s Day! 🙂

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  12. I’m always amazed at the progress you are able to make, Craig. Despite working a full-time job and living life, you manage to keep churning out amazing content! Maybe you don’t see it the way I do. 🙂 You’re in the forest, so you can’t see the trees. Hope you found a cool spooky Halloween show!

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    • I need to tone things down next year. I have a goal of two publications as opposed to three. I want to finish Lanternfish, and people will expect that. I would like to have another short novel for Lizzie and the hat. I don’t mind drafting on something else, but want to tone down the promo for a while. Maybe 2021 will give me a slight breather that way.

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  13. I’m with you on the non-slasher films. Spooky wins over gore in my book every single time.
    What are you reading?

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