Friday 6 February 2015

Weird Week

I took this photo of Loki a few days ago. Isn't he gorgeous? :)
It was early in the morning and shortly after sunrise. He always tries to avoid the camera (I mean, phone) but I managed to snap this one a few seconds before he looked away.

It's a very pretty pic of my handsome boy. ;)
This week turned out to be a weird one.
After the DASH proof didn't come in on Monday or Tuesday, I decided to read and plan my upcoming Writing Projects. I didn't want to get stuck into revision or write anything new. Not until I get DASH completely finalised and ready for publication.
Problem is, I didn't get as much reading/planning as I wanted to. I've been feeling pretty crappy. I kinda feel like the flu is trying to grab a hold of me but because I had the flu shot last year I don't think it can grab me fully. So, instead of a full-blown cold it attacks my nose and throat. My rhinitis and nasal drip problems flare up.
It's a condition I (unfortunately) developed several years ago and have to live with. I have a supply of nasal sprays to help, but when the seasons change it gets so bad that eating becomes a chore because I can't swallow properly. And since it's supposed to be summer but the weather feels more like winter right now, I'm not surprised I'm feeling crappy. I hate feeling like this. It's scary and makes me nervous, anxious, lightheaded... which soon becomes a panic attack. Before I know it I'm so exhausted all I want to do is go to sleep.
It sucks. And this is how I've been feeling the last few days.
Seems to be better this morning, but just writing about it is making me anxious. So let's chat about something else...
I mentioned DASH. Well, the proof came through this morning so I'll get started later. I'm looking forward to reading it as a clean PDF. Always exciting when I'm this close to being done. Next week I need to contact a few places to schedule some interviews and blog stops.
As far as the writing planning goes, I printed out some inspirational pictures and will soon pick a notebook to start taking notes, adding research, and brainstorming a new book idea that's been hounding me for a few years. It's set in a very dark and gritty world. It's going to be a bit of a genre mesh: SF elements, UF attitude, heartbreak, futuristic setting. Yeah, I'm looking forward to this one.
My reading has been going well. I read an awesome YA fantasy book the other day. It's called RED QUEEN and it totally blew me away. It was fantastic! Then I made an executive decision and stopped reading THE MARTIAN. This was a book I started loving, before the shine started to wear off. After stalling for weeks, I just couldn't bring myself to finish. It's my first DNF of the year. Hope there aren't too many of those. O.o
Now I'm reading an ARC that I am enjoying and hope to finish during the weekend. It's moving a little slower than I thought it would, but I know it's building up to something huge. So I'm looking forward to everything exploding on the page. LOL.
Well, that's about it. I thought I'd pop in for a bit of an update since I didn't have the energy or motivation to post much of anything this week.
Have a great weekend!

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