When I stopped daily blogging one reason was that I wanted more time for writing fiction. When I started again a couple of days ago I thought it would be doable to do both half an hour of blogging and half an hour of novel revision in the mornings. Yeah, maybe not?
I always start with the blogging because it’s easier and I know there are people reading. I figure I can do the revision later if I don’t have enough time before lunch. So how has that been working for me?
Not all that well.
So I guess I’ll re-introduce something that I used to be doing all the time, I will try to write the blog post the night before.
So yesterday (actually today but I’m not posting this today) I went into complete overdrive until I ran out of energy.
I did the usual morning routine, all of it, the dishes, some laundry, dealt with the recycling and such, talked with my husband, wrote the blog post and started cleaning the house. At 12. Because even with no writing whatsoever everything that needed to be done in the morning took that long. Well, that and some time playing silly merge games on my iPad.
I did manage to do almost all of the cleaning before lunch, yeah. The meal was excellent, by the way, pasta with zucchini in tomato sauce and an exquisite rosé:
I did start to regret the wine immediately, by the way, my stomach didn’t like it.
After eating I immediately ran the vacuum through the old part of the house and cleaned the washbasins and toilets instead of taking a break. The boy was rather confused when he came downstairs. I also helped him find some tools for the Gundam/Hello Kitty model he wants to build. Five minutes before my first student was due.
I taught my first student, had a cup of tea and some chocolate between students, then taught the second student of the day and sat down to do novel revision.
Gave up after helping the boy find tools some more. Turns out we didn’t have sandpaper that is fine enough so I sent him to the hardware store which didn’t have any either. The model-building store that I found online apparently closed at one point so we ordered online again.
Started writing this post while waiting for my last student, had a nice lesson, put my studio in order, went to the kitchen, made myself a sandwich and talked to my husband again, then the boy, then my husband. Somewhere in between I ate dinner, then sat there on the kitchen bench with social media because I couldn’t make myself move.
Did Chinese, took a shower, did the dishes, watched an episode of „Storm Eye“ and went to bed.
Today we will meet my husband’s aunt and uncle for lunch. I should do some form of exercise but I don’t think that will happen. I would also love to spend several hours revising book 2 but I don’t think that will happen either.
I am looking forward to watching the last episode of ‚Good Omens‘ tonight, though, I’ve been waiting for that for a while now.