But, that didn't happen. One week off was more like three weeks off. No writing, and loads of other-stuff-doing. I binged on cable tv and got hooked on Rehab Addict, Flip This House, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I learned a lot about replacing my hardwood floors and how to handle paparazzi when you get asked about your lip injections.
But it wasn't all a waste. I spent a lot of time with my parents because they love to spoil the heck out of me, and a lot of time running/walking/exercising. Nonetheless, I still felt exhausted, uninspired, and moody. Mostly dreading getting back to working on my WIP.
Until this past weekend. On saturday, my writing flowed out through my fingertips, onto the keyboard, and into story form on the screen. It was like magic...
So now I actually have stuff to celebrate:
- I added two new stories to Inside The Lives Of Isabel & Leo, a short story collection I have on Wattpad. Check it out. You're gonna love em!
- Wrote up a short essay on my trip to Puerto Rico with my girlfriends for our 40th birthday. I'm so psyched about it. I decided to submit it to a few places. If nothing bites, I will post it here eventually.
- Worked on the outline for The Onyx Ring, book 2 of the Family Relics series. Story is going to be spectacular! I'm so psyched the way its unfolding.
- Also, while working with the cover editor, I made a monumental decision. It's been nagging me for a while, whether to title book 1 as Box of Souls or Family Relics. I decided to title it Box of Souls and just kept the series title as Family Relics, which works well since each book title is a particular relic that is pertinent to the story. And now that the artist is mocking it up, it looks fantastic!