Thurs. March 14, 2013: Running on Empty

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Waxing Moon
Mercury Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Cloudy and cold

I wasn’t feeling well, so yesterday wasn’t as productive as I hoped. I got some pitches out, worked on the synopsis for the new book for my agent, did some marketing, etc. I had a meeting about dealing with the trespasser — and he’s either being more careful or has backed off for the past two days. Got the batteries changed in the thermostat – -who knew it needed batteries?

Finished material for Confidential Job #1, and will write it up this morning and turn in the invoice — although the check hasn’t arrived from the last batch of work, which is unusual, and they’re “checking on it”. This client is very good about paying on time, so this is weird.

Watched the coverage of the new Pope. As someone who is not Catholic, the tradition, pageantry, and theatre of it all are fascinating.

Read a page-turner — THE ELDRITCH CONSPIRACY, by Cat Adams. I liked it a lot, and look forward to the other books in the series. I needed a break from reading what I HAVE to read, and read something I WANT to read.

As far as my own creative work, I feel drained and flat. I have to get past it, because I have deadlines, but the tank is empty. Still, I show up every day and push through, because that’s how it gets done, and sometimes the work that comes through on the hard days is what triggers a better flow.

The cats are being very clingy lately. I don’t know if it’s because they sense how much pressure and stress I’m under, or if something else is going on. I was so exhausted yesterday that I was shaking, so I made sure, after the meeting, I had a quiet afternoon and evening.

Today is meetings, back-to-back, all over the darned place, so off I go.


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  1. Hang in there. Things have to get better.

    I can relate to the reading for work and reading for pleasure. I have ten books to read for a contest with more on the way and I just got the third book in a mystery series just arrived. I really want to read it but I’m making myself do the judging books first. LOL

  2. I found the papal announcement moving. I’ve been Catholic from birth and it never seemed to matter much back then. Then again, John Paul II was around forever, so the experience of going through that choice was foreign.

    I’m glad it’s someone outside Rome. When he spoke, he was, to me, inspiring. I realize the church isn’t about to reform its doctrines and dogma any time soon, but I felt a more open atmosphere being introduced — one they need desperately.

  3. I wish I could give you a hug. But, please know the sentiment is real. Wishing good things and a renewal for you.

  4. (((((Hugs))))) honey xx

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