This will be a writing, blogging, reading, and state of the foot report.
I didn’t do much writing or writing related activity this week. I’m in the revision stage of my newest suspense novel and really need to print out a whole manuscript and spread the pages all over a big table with a couple of legal pads and a few pens close by. Digging into and cleaning up the timeline is at the top of the list. Two or three new scenes need to be added. And then the whole thing requires a paragraph by paragraph rewrite. I stalled, first because I couldn’t get to the dining room table because of the clutter I’ve accumulated while being housebound with the foot in a cast, and second because it turned all rainy this week and I suddenly became more interested in napping and reading and drinking tea than being creative.
The new website/blog is progressing although I still need to add Statcounter or Google Analytics, figure out why the photos in my posts don’t transfer properly to my Facebook updates and other little glitches, and create a couple of lists for the sidebar. As far as posting to the blog more often, I’m working on that. My guest of the week will get Thursday and Friday (Richard Keller next week), and I hope to post four times a week even if some of the posts are little ones.
Reading is where I excelled this week. I finished The Nightingale, read The Girl on the Train, just finished Robert Spiller’s fifth Bonnie Pinkwater mystery Napier’s Bones, and already started The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Women’s fiction/mainstream, suspense, cozy mystery, and sci fi/war novel. Yes, I am an eclectic reader.
I’m happy to announce the crutches and I are getting along a little better although I’m still terribly clumsy. It doesn’t help that the walking boot weighs about two pounds. However, I’m making progress and putting more weight on the foot now. By the end of this month I should be walking normally in my own shoes. I guess that means I have to start doing the grocery shopping again. I’ll admit, it was very nice having my husband do all that errand running for me the last couple of months. But it will also be nice to get my independence back.
What are you reading these days? Anything I should add to my list?