Friday 30 July 2021

Real Life Got in the Way...

of my Mental Break.

That's right! 😞

After finishing each revision project, I like to take a 2-week break to rest my brain. A chance to relax. I also use this time to catch up on a bit of reading. That way, when I tackle the next story, I don't burn myself out.

But real life decided to be a total bitch this month. A huge Delta variant outbreak hit NSW and even after WEEKS of the loosest 'lockdown' in the history of lockdowns, the numbers are still high. Add getting our second Pfizer dose with side effects that lasted almost a week—that's how long it took to get my energy levels back—and hubby being considered an essential worker, plus Loki developing an eye infection when we're trying to stay away from people but ended up at the vet...

Yeah. None of this helped me relax. At all. 😫 

So I ended up taking the whole month off. July's just been too rough to throw myself into serious revision.

Although Loki's infection hasn't completely cleared yet and the case numbers are still pretty fucking high, with hubby's help I've managed to lower my stress levels a bit. Plus, we're finally fully vaxxed!! Yay. 



Feel very lucky to be fully vaccinated during such unstable times. We're also wearing masks every time we step outside and really keeing our distance when we're out walking. Being vaxxed doesn't mean you shouldn't take precautions. The world's not out of this pandemic yet. Far from it.

Reading Stephen King's latest book and Grady Hendrix's newest helped too. Not to mention finishing the very awesome Kitty Norville series, as well as this great spin-off and finishing this excellent futuristic YA trilogy. Oh, and did I mention this creepy gem of a novella? 😈

Books always make everything better. Plus Fear Street. We watched the trilogy and it was SO MUCH fun.

Now, I finally feel like I'm ready to get stuck into the next project on my Revision List. This time I'm going to tackle my YA horror possession novel. It's been a long while since I wrote this first draft, so I can't wait to find out how much work it needs. 😬 

Well, that's it for today. I just wanted to post an update.

Have an awesome weekend!

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