I’m scheduling this one instead of writing it tomorrow. The reason is because we’re supposed to get 6-12 inches of snow. Yes, people are getting worse elsewhere. Yes, people overreact to winter storm warnings. None of that matters because I still have to shovel away whatever lands on the walkway, driveway, and sidewalk. Helping a neighbor out too, so I’ll be working hard. Might not even get back before this goes live, which is another reasoning I’m scheduling this.
I already see people online teasing others about panicking about the storm. Here’s the thing though. What if those who are worried end up being right? One can still lose power and that means no heat or hot food unless you use gas. Sure, there’s a good chance that the media is overhyping the storm and it’ll be small. Then again, if they ever downplay a storm and it hits like cannonball to the scrotum, people will cry bloody murder that they weren’t prepared enough. My point here is that it’s better to be overprepared and cautious when facing the unpredictable elements than got caught with no heat, no hot water, and only a box of saltines to eat for two days.
In other news, I’m editing and realizing I don’t move as quickly as I used to. I’m getting worried that I’m slowing down or something. My energy drops by late afternoon and a nap only makes me groggy. Probably caused by the cold and being stressed to the point where I don’t sleep well. I’m unconscious, but I get the feeling that it isn’t a healthy type of sleep. Part of me wonders if a day of hard work shoveling will reboot the system since I tend to feel more energized after biking.
In regards to editing, I haven’t gotten as far as I’d hoped. Delays happen and there are nights where I just can’t get the mojo working at the right levels. I want to finish editing these books by February 19th. That way I can dive into Book 13 of Legends of Windemere after the kid goes back to school. Crossing Bedlam should be out by then too. Reminds me that I need to make a volunteers post for Sunday. Eh, this is the plan and I’m limping along already.
FYI- This coming week will start the Crossing Bedlam hype posts. You get a look into the characters and their world as well as a few themes. It was going to be this week, but I think the topics I switched in worked better. Especially the one about what you can do for authors in your life.
So, shall we try a goal list?
- Finish editing Tribe of the Snow Tiger.
- Do blurbs for Tribe of the Snow Tiger.
- Start editing Charms of the Feykin.
- Shovel snow.
- Defrost body.
- Play with son in snow.
- Shovel more snow.
- Rue the fact that I’m not allowed to hibernate.
- Eat something