Little Lies

The last day of work before my four-day holiday weekend. Huzzah! I was so tired last night I feel asleep in my easy chair watching television–I’d already seen what we were watching; I’m getting Paul into Yuri on Ice–so it wasn’t a big deal, but on the other hand, I’ve not fallen asleep in my easy chair in I don’t know how long. And yes, it was a sign. I slept really well last night, deep and long and restful, and it’s taken me a while to get going this morning. Such is life.

My kitchen is a mess, of course. Somehow my apathy and overwork this week has led me to just shrug tiredly at it and pretend it’s not there. This shall not pass another day. I’ve got laundry going–I get to go in later than usual today so I am going to get this mess straightened out so I won’t have to deal with it over the weekend and can instead focus on writing, relaxing, and reading. Deadlines loom.

Heavy heaving sigh.

Anyway, I have a lot to do today–quelle surprise, right?–but it’s cool. I prefer to be busy than not, really, and I really want to get some significant work done on the book (like get back on schedule, which is possible if I don’t allow distractions to interfere) in order to get back to work on some short stories I want to get done by the end of the year. There’s a late December/January 1 deadline for submissions that I undoubtedly won’t make, but it’s worth a shot, right?

I dreamed about the missile base book last night, so it’s entirely likely that I’ll be looking into that a bit more in the new year, as well. I’m not sure if it would be a y/a or an adult book, but it’s definitely more of a horror novel than anything else–and as I always say, I’m not so great at the horror stuff. I can do ghosts, but that’s really about it.

I guess it’s time to start looking at what my goals for 2017 are going to be, isn’t it?

All right, back to the spice mines.

Here’s today’s hunk:

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