Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our week

Needless to say, I did not slide into normalcy after last week quite as smoothly as I’d hoped. Monday, we had a slight emergency spring up and I was busy running around most of the afternoon.
Despite that, things over the week settled into our regular routine: Writing, cooking, and I even managed to add some cleaning/straightening to the mix. I really want to incorporate a few minutes into my daily schedule, but this is the first time I’ve managed it in a while (what with the wedding, assisting mum, etc.).
I accomplished all my eHows, which since they were up to $25/article this month was really satisfying. And before the price went back down, I reserved 20 more to do next week. The articles are a little tougher than they have been (a lot of the basic stuff I did earlier this year seems to have been used up) but it’s still paying the bills.
In other news:
Chaos Theory accepted my short story Original Synergy. It should be out in a couple of weeks.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished is looking really good. I think I’ll have it done in time to submit to the anthology I’ve been looking at.
•I rewrote the problem chapters of The Impossible Takes a Little Longer and I think I’ve got the problems licked. If everything goes well (and that’s a big if) I should be ready to submit it this fall.
Brain From Outer Space is a long way from replotted, but I’m starting to see the path (I have Dani’s story arc shaped up, I think, at long last). One thing that helped is skipping a week between two chapters; I have a tendency to cram my action into just a few days (as in Impossibles and most of my other books) and the core of Brain took place in maybe one week. If I throw in an extra week, it’ll enable some of the plotlines (Dani’s spy mission, one rogue scientist perfecting his antigravity weapon) to advance much more plausibly.
•I submitted my first story in six weeks (to Allegory).
I also had to rearrange my schedule slightly due to the heat in the upstairs (a.c. isn’t so hot up there), which forces us to move down into the TV room (the only other bed) where I usually write. So to avoid waking up TYG, instead of starting the day with my exercises I move into her computer room, work until she gets up, then relocate. It took a little practice starting my brains that early, but I think I got the hang of it.
A good week, but as usual I’m ready to kick back and do nothing but enjoy TYG’s company for a couple of days.

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