Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you steaming cup of your favorite morning beverage, be it my typical super strong Sumatra Roast, a cuppa tea (black, green, herbal, etc.) or maybe even cocoa. Don’t let all of that sunshine fool you, it is frigid out there! And where are we this fine, if cold, morning? Some of you may recognize that McDonald’s Pub mug as living in New Hampshire.
What a week! But, hmm, what can I say? There was work. of course. The less said, the better. Yeah, one of those weeks.
I did a ton of writing. Actually, no, not writing. I did a ton of editing and revising. I mentioned in my last coffee share that I was going to have to pick The Halley Branch up again, and I have. I have added almost 10K words and changed twice that number. I am trying to breath life into the characters, particularly those that are important but had previously been given short shrift. As one of the character in the book says, there is good and evil in all of us, even heroes and villains. That has to come across or the character rings false. No character, however minor, should ever be a prop. That is what I am doing, changing some props into people. It is going well, and I may call this draft, the fourth draft, done in about a week.
I ran twice this week, which is good (on Monday and Thursday). I have to run. I am not joking. It is the only thing that I have found that keeps my blood pressure normal. Meds don’t do it. Diet doesn’t do it. Cycling might, but that takes even more time and is harder to do in the winter. Weight/strength exercise does nothing for my blood pressure. Kayaking? Nope. Walking or hiking two hours a day? No. Only running. So I have to get out more, and I can feel it.
Anyway, I have a long list of things that need to be done around the house, bitter cold or not. I’ve been sitting at my computer for too long already. Yes, I’ve been writing/editing/revising/etc. all morning. Well, two dog walks in the cold. So, I hate to be rude, but I’m going to have to say ‘Goodbye’. I’ll be popping on and off the blog and hope to do some coffee share visiting later.
Nice to have the chat! I hope you have a great week! Talk to you later.
The original Coffee Share kind of died out, but it has been revived! Eclectic Alli is hosting a coffee share. This week’s share is here. and the link up is here. Come on and join in! Hopefully we can bring it back to its former glory :)