Today began with dropping my favorite coffee mug (well, one of them, in this case the one I keep in the office) on the floor in the office kitchen and smashing it into about five pieces. Smashing, no?
I shook it off and got some coffee started and set out to dig through my email. I’ve been down with a stomach bug since Sunday. So, while I worked from home yesterday, I ignored a lot of stuff.
In forty days I leave on vacation. Two weeks in France and Italy with my good friend from England. The history and art geeks in me are so excited I can barely function! I got the city pass I bought for Rome in yesterday’s mail, and I’m just buzzing about it.
Italy has been on my bucket list since before I had a bucket list.
And now that my step-father’s memorial is over, and after this weekend we should have my mother completely moved into her new place, that means I now have time to turn my energy back to writing. I wrote about a half a chapter this last week, and it felt really good.
I have some major editing to do on Where Shadows Fall before I can get it submitted to my editor, but I also have two other projects on the burners again after a long absence. With any luck, August can be the month of finishing that trilogy and getting it into the publisher.
For now, I’m reclaiming the day with coffee out of a paper cup, and a new order into Death Wish Coffee for a new favorite coffee mug.