My flex day

I started off kind of slow today. Got a chance to sleep in and I took it. This means I was probably less productive than I could have been, but I’m ahead of the game right now.

Let’s face it, I could publish another Hat story tomorrow. It’s a cool position to be in, and I’d like to sustain it for a while. Less pressure is nice for a change.

I still managed to break the 80K word mark on my WIP. That makes it a novel in my mind. I’m going to ignore the old rules about making science fiction a bit longer. These are going to be geared more to a modern audience, and since it’s a trilogy, there will be more of the galaxy to cover.

Percy the Space Chimp has one more big event in this book, then it’s finished. I left them hanging out at their favorite backwater planet and can pick the story back up this weekend.

Jackson the cat decided to help me today. He seems to want to sleep either in my lap or on my keyboard. I think he’s uber-cute, but I could use a break once in a while.

Jackson will be going away soon. Our daughter finally found an apartment she can afford. It’s in a different city than her job, so she’s got a long commute ahead of her from now on. I weep for the plight of our young people. America doesn’t pay enough for them to make ends meet today, and rentals are so expensive now. Still, she gets to keep the job that she loves, and that makes me happy. I’ll miss having her around.

The blog tour for Good Liniment has finally ended. (I hear a small cheer across the universe.) It’s not enough to write a good story today. You have to do something to spread the word, and the word has been spread. We had some fun topics and every post was unique. Sold a few books, too, so that’s a bonus.

I’ve seen some reviews for both Good Liniment and Wreck of the Lanternfish lately. Remember, those are both still linked in my sidebar. Any author appreciates reviews, so if you read one of them I would be grateful for a few minutes of your time to share your thoughts.

Lanternfish needs to be read in order since it’s a trilogy. Good Liniment is a stand alone title in The Hat Series, and all of them can be read out of order.

In other news, I spent a couple hours reading a book I’m really enjoying, but it requires a lot of focus. It’s a good tale, so I’m sticking with it. It’s just hard to read in some sections.

I also managed to take a short nap this afternoon. This is something I’ve grown more insistent on whenever I’m off. They rarely surpass 30 minutes, but make me feel so good. Judge me if you want, but I kind of like them.

Back to work tomorrow.

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34 responses to “My flex day

  1. I’ve gotten into naps myself, lol. Usually, I’m exhausted every day. I think it’s my health issues which I’m working on. I’m on this diet where I have to weigh myself every couple of days and it’s depressing. With my thyroid, I keep hitting 240 and then going down to 235 and then back up. Ergh, it’s a horrible cycle. It was my meds they gave me that shot my weight up and now I’m not sure I’ll ever get it down. Glad your daughter found a place and can stay in the job she loves!

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  2. Sounds like the perfect day off for you.

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  3. That’s a lot of progress and life events. All seem to be good too. Congrats.

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  4. Nowt wrong with a nap, I say. I seem to need more of them the older I get!

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  5. Hubby can power nap on a washing line; me? … not a chance of dropping off, even on the softest bed, lols. I’m not jealous. Nuh uh. Honest! 😂 This all sounds like fantastic progress, and I’m here cheering you on, Craig. Loved the tour for Good Liniment and wish you every continued success. Have a good rest of your week 💕🙂

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  6. Sounds like you had a good day off!

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  7. That’s great news for your daughter, despite the long commute. I applaud those willing to do what’s necessary to hold a good job these days. Nice that you had her there for a time, along with your writing buddy, Jackson. 🙂

    All in all, sounds like you had a good day off.

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  8. Congrats to your daughter, Craig. You are so right about how hard it is for young people these days. It’s a struggle for sure. Sounds like you are sitting pretty good right now on the publishing front. And kudos to you for the great reviews that are popping up! A nap? What the heck is that? 🙂

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  9. Sounds like a good day off.

    I do feel for the young generation these days. Rent is through the roof, and the way the housing market is going, buying a house will be difficult, especially with most having student loans that also need to be paid.

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  10. Someone told me that naps are really healthy. It makes sense. Lets your mind and body get ready for the rest of the day. Glad you found a new writing buddy with Jackson:) I’m happy your daughter gets to keep her job. Long commutes eat up a lot of time, but a friend loves the time to decompress from her job before she gets home. Good luck to your daughter!

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author

    Sounds like a productive day. I’m all for naps now, if I don’t take them I fall asleep at the computer anyways.

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  12. Hi Craig, having a lie in is good for your body and soul. I also get up early to write or it doesn’t happen. Lots of other demands on my time and even more so lately.

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  13. Sounds like you’re in a good space, Craig. It’s nice to be ahead of the writing! And congrats to your daughter. Mine is dealing with housing choices now too, and it’s unbelievable how expensive housing is. Glad you had a great tour! Have a great weekend and Happy Writing!

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  14. Jess

    I love a good nap

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  15. Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while, Craig. I had several deadlines nipping at my heels and needed to catch up. Preachin’ to the choir, right? Sounds like you’ve been busy. Hope you’re well. 🙂

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  16. Victoria Zigler

    Glad your daughter found a place, even if you’re going to miss having her there. And I’m all for naps.

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