From weird to productive

Today is my flex day, and I started off with no idea how it was going to go.

I’ve had 1.1 hours of comp time on the books for a couple of years now, so I decided to simply waste it and come home early last night. It was one of the best things I ever did. For some reason, I was wiped out going into the afternoon.

When I got home, I crawled into bed, freezing, and slept for over two hours. Old What’s Her Face even played ball with the dogs, and I didn’t stir. She said they tried bringing me their toys and I never woke up. She had to shake me to come to supper.

I wound up sleeping around eleven hours last night, and only woke up when Otto decided he was hungry. For whatever reason, I feel great today.

I wasn’t feeling particularly creative, but I wrote anyway. That’s what I have to do with sporadic times available to me. I snuck back in. Meaning I backed up a couple of chapters to do some light edits and get back into it.

Percy was in the process of blowing crap up, and that made it easier. I didn’t plan it that way, but it was a fortunate accident.

I finished the adventure part, then moved into the assessment phase. There’s really only a couple of things left to do before book one is finished.

This will leave me with a decision to make. I could write another Hat story, but I already have one in the can. It’s probably a better move to write something completely different. It would be a bit more grim than I’ve written lately, and a stand alone tale.

The word count came to almost exactly 2000 today, so I’m pretty pleased with it.

In other news, my peach tree is in full bloom. Earlier this week it would have made a great picture covered with snow and ice, but the overcast skies didn’t make for good photography. I snapped a quick one, then updated my background. I also changed my header for a different look. It’s Springtime now, so it was time to give the old blog a facelift.

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27 responses to “From weird to productive

  1. Glad you got some rest. You obviously needed it.

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  2. Lovely facelift! Sometimes the body just needs you to sleep and will let you know!

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  3. That’s an impressive amount of sleep. Sounds like your body needed it.

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  4. Sounds like rest was just what the doctor ordered. Glad you’re feeling better and that’s not a shabby word count!

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  5. Ahh, there’s nothing like sleep. I always say it’s the most inexpensive and effective way to boost our immune system. Enjoyed hearing what you’re up to, Craig, and sending a big smile your way.

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  6. The flower blossoms are beautiful, Craig. And if sounds like you were wiped and really needed the sleep. 2000 words on top of that isn’t bad at all. Happy Writing!

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  7. Sometimes we simply need the extra rest, Craig. So glad you took advantage of it. And by the way, I love the gorgeous peach blossoms for your new WP background!

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  8. Glad you got some rest and some writing in, Craig.

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  9. Wow, sounds like you really need that down time sleeping. Glad you woke up feeling so refreshed. Congrats on all the writing progress too! 🙂

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  10. Excellent word count, and I love the refresh.

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  11. It feels like you’re finishing this book really fast. Bet it doesn’t feel that way to you, but glad you’re almost there. Congrats!

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  12. Victoria Zigler

    Clearly your body decided you needed the rest.

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