Woo hoo! Whadya know? This writer actually can write. I didn’t get a whole lot done this week, but I did write. I left the RWA meeting early, with a headache that cleared later that evening. On Sunday, I sponsored a writing sprint with some of my Gateworld pals, during which I re-read what I had written so far in Quantum Kiss, which had been untouched since June. Monday, I was in another sprint on Gateworld, during which, now that I remembered what was going on, I was able to write just over 780 words. Last night, I was nauseous and so I only managed a little over 300 words. All said and done, between QK and the blogs, I have written right around 2800 words this week. Today, I am still fighting this stupid flu, but the plan is to continue writing a bit more this evening. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the usual sprint time of 9 pm that I keep with my Gateworld pals. I am definitely glad to see some progress being made on Quantum Kiss. Mind, that story was supposed to be complete already, but best laid plans and all…
I’ve also suggested to my RWA group to continue a tradition they had of 250/day. Whether they decide to join me or not, that is my personal goal for this year.
More woo hoo! I am now down to the stunning weight of 205.8, which is down 2 pounds from last week and around 13 pounds overall (the counter from MyFitnessPal is off because I started that when I was already down by a few pounds. I’ve been keeping my calorie count to around 1200 per day. I’m going to let that count go up to 1450 or so—I should still be able to lose weight, but I don’t want my body going into starvation mode or anything and leveling out. I’m already exercising as much as I want to. I doubt I will get that many calories today, as the flu is making me not hungry at all.
Two days ago, it was nice enough to have the A/C off; now it’s back to being just on the edge of uncomfortable without it. Next week we’re supposed to get some rain at the end of the week. We need it so badly. I hope it rains every day—I know, I know, some different from last week lamenting the possibility of rain for the outdoor graduation. It is just so hot and so dry lately. Come summer (ie: now), I may be removing the weather portion of this check-in, since it stays pretty much the same from here on out—hot and (hopefully) rainy. I’ll only put this section in when something weird happens, like the all-night thunderstorm or the hurricane watch or whatever.