Smokin' Hot.......And By That I Mean The Weather.......
Pennsylvania, along with much of the United States, has been in the midst of a hellish (and rather prolonged, I'd say) heat wave. Temperatures have surpassed the hundred degree mark, which alone is a bit hot for my tastes, but not unbearable. But the humidity has been wretched! It's been sticky, grouchy, hateful weather......
Which made yesterday the perfect day for lounging in the pool and watching your children hurl themselves down tall water slides! Yes, the boys enjoyed their wrestling picnic a great deal. It was hot enough that even I donned my swim gear and found my way to the cool-(ish) pool water. Maybe yesterday was unbearably hot, but I just didn't notice....well, not too much. I soaked up my share of vitamin D yesterday, and it felt fantastic.
I think it's cooler today...Oh, let it be!
I've returned my attentions to writing this week, and completed nearly a chapter in Her Dark Baron. It's progress since Wednesday, and I'll take it. For two days, I stared at the page like an idiot or nodded off each time I attempted to put pencil to paper. Then, as if nothing had been wrong, the words poured out of me again. I've decided to blame the heat.
I received the cover art proof for the novella yesterday, and the lovely and talented Elaina is adding her final creative magic to take it to the next level! I'm so excited I could burst....really.
There are five (or maybe six) chapters to go in the novella, and I plan to finish one chapter a week. That puts the finish line near August 28 - September 4. It seems strange to be so near the end of another (however smaller) project this quickly. My critique partner(s) will have only a short reprieve before I'm in need of services again.
Another great idea is in the wings for a novella, and it comes from an unlikely source - my husband. He likes horror novels, which are something I simply don't have much of a taste for, and that made his interesting idea all the more so. Anyway, I've decided to see what I can make of it. I also wrote the prologue for my next novel, which remains untitled, and probably will remain so for a time. It's going to be a rather large project, I think.
I hope everyone from ROW80 is creative and productive this week! ~ Nadja