The sun will come out tomorrow today

The weather here has been pretty awesome lately. A balmy 50-60 degrees and mostly sun. (Hmm, a complete disconnect from my current header image… Oops. Oh well.) Riley’s been having a blast walking around the neighborhood again, and playing with the new puppy next door. They are painfully adorable together. I’ll work on getting pictures.

I’d like to blame the weather for my complete lack of productivity today, but I can’t. I’ve done exactly nothing on my to-do list today, and it’s mostly because I’ve been reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Until page 60, I wasn’t sure if I’d like the book or not, but since then I’ve been completely absorbed. Ford’s prose is simple, elegant, and moving. And I’m so glad, because he seemed like a wonderful person when I met him at a local reading.

My other reason is that things at work are busier than normal, because we’re moving to a new building in a couple weeks. Between now and then, I’ll be handling a lot of logistics, plus after we move I’ll go back to a 5-day work schedule for a 10-week transition period. I’m not exactly looking forward to the reduced writing time, but my work has been very accommodating to me and my writing so far, so this is the least I can do. (And hopefully after the 10 weeks pass, I’ll have figured out a way to make my 4-day part-time schedule work in the new location.)

Furthermore, I’m hoping that my recent consistency and good habits will help keep me on track through the move. Because that’s the thing about being a writer, you know? There’s never a perfect time or situation. So you always have to make it work. Make yourself work.

So yeah, that’s what’s up for the foreseeable future. But hey, at least my workspace (both current and future) has lots of big windows so I can enjoy all this sunshine!

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13 Comments

  1. Good luck with the move and making it all work out. In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine. :)
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  2. Good luck with everything :)
    I dunno what I’d do without my to-do list, it’s practically the only thing keeping me sane and functioning lately, and it’s about to get a whole lot worse haha
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  3. The weather IS lovely…it’s almost hot today!
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  4. It has been beautiful here the last few days too! I love spring, especially when we actually get to have one and don’t to straight from freezing to blistering in a matter of a week. Gotta love Texas weather!

    Good luck with your new work schedule!
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  5. Thanks, y’all!

  6. It’s so nice to have a wonderful book to read, isn’t it? Hopefully that will make this transition time easier. Although at the pace you read, you probably finished that book about 15 minutes after you posted about it. ;)

    Best of luck staying on target with your word quotas!

    PS Haha, I just looked over at your most recent tweet and you did indeed finish the book post haste!
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  7. Maybe you send me your productivity mojo? I am finally back in the swing of things!

    I will send it back your way now. Thanks!
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  8. Sonja-
    Hahaha. Well I was only about 50 pages from the end when I posted. But yeah, I’ve been reading a lot lately. It makes me really happy!

    Rebecca-
    That’s great! I’m happy to loan it out anytime.

  9. My friend has been pestering me to read that book….now that I have two people recommending it, I think I may pick it up as a Florida read!

  10. Jon

    Same thing for me, is it good that I have more to do during the days, or bad because I have no time to write? Can’t decide, although more work in these recessionary times is always good.
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  11. Rachele-
    Give it a while (say, to page 60) and I don’t think you’ll regret it!

    Jon-
    Good and bad, I think, hehe. So it’s up to us to find the balance.

  12. I am loving the weather too! So much better than all that snow.

    I met Jamie at a local reading too back in November. He knew me from Facebook and blogging and asked how my writing was going. It was so nice! I’m definitely looking forward to his next book, about a failed kamikaze pilot.
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  13. Haha, well are you getting rain now too? If not, you probably will in about T-minus 12 hours. :P

    Apparently JF recently finished the MS and sent it to his agent. (I stalk follow him on Twitter. ;P)

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