Fri. July 19, 2019: Prepping for Brutal Heat

Friday, July 19, 2019
Waning Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Hazy, hot, humid

We are prepping for a brutal, dangerously hot weekend. Last night was cool. This morning, I had the fans going full blast to cool the inside as much as possible, before shutting everything down and just keeping internal fans on. We don’t have AC, not even a window unit. The sills in the rental are so narrow, we’d have to hire someone to build special supports and take them down every year. Plus, most years, we only have a few days that are miserable.

But this weekend will be some of those “few days.”

The cats are miserable, especially Lucy. I’m keeping them as cool and hydrated as they let me.

Got some good work done yesterday. Excellent session on ELLA this morning. Will work on GRAVE REACH later, provided that it’s not to hot to turn on the computer. When it gets too hot, I’ll switch back to longhand.

I made a Caribbean-style chicken and rice recipe last night that I will probably use in ELLA, but it could work in BALTHAZAAR or DHARMA. I have fun preparing meals that my characters eat. It makes it easier to write about within the context of the story.

I feel really, REALLY good about GRAVE REACH at this point. I know my editor will have some notes on this next draft, but it’s doing what I want it to do. It stands on its own, and still builds the series arc.

Looking forward to working on the radio play and the article this weekend, too.

NOT looking forward to the heat and humidity.

Trying to get some more pieces into place for a few other things. Fingers crossed.

Trying to mentally get my head in the game, because the next three or four weeks with one particular client will be, shall we say, challenging. There’s no reason they have to be, except that’s how this individual likes to operate.

Considering taking a social media break this weekend. Although, if I’m a limp noodle from the heat, checking Twitter might be all I can handle!  😉

I also have to add a Captcha to the contact forms on the websites. The spam is out of control. It’s a PITA for those legitimate contacts, and I apologize, but it’s necessary to maintain the sites.

All I can do is the best I can do each day.

Have a wonderful weekend.


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