I finished the detour chapter and things are pretty much back on track, albeit far richer for the coming-to-life the characters have recently displayed. Shann and Taafa are back in each other’s company, relationship somewhat bruised. That’s as it should be. You can’t let things get too easy for them this early in the book (30K), or what’s left to write about?
Yesterday at work it took me awhile to get into writing mode, my sub-conscious seemed to need a bit more time to deal with the character problems. I had a good writing blitz just after lunch, and then the customers started rolling in. It was quite an Untypical Friday afternoon. I wound up closing the file and emailing it home, unfinished. I couldn’t leave off in the middle of that emotional scene, however, so I finished it up last night and this morning.f
The rest of today I have been domestic queen again, baking bread, canning dry beans, cleaning my house (and HOW that needed doing…), then some yard work which my elbow does not thank me for. However, if I don’t do it, it won’t get done, so I’ll keep poking at it a bit at a time. Hubby had to work today, which makes something like 60 hours this week. He has to work tomorrow too 🙁 but hopes he is nearing the end of this blitz. I know he is about out of energy. So I’ll keep doing what I can of the yard and farm work to take some of the load off of him. When you run out of energy cells, they’re gone.