I got nothing done this week. Well, I got nothing writing-related done this week. Instead I had a visit from my mom, a morning of “rolling” blackouts*, and now – to top it all off – there’s this layer of white stuff on the ground that has the entire city fascinated and also completely shut down**.
*There was absolutely nothing rolling about them, at least at my house. The power was out from around 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. It came back on about every hour to every hour and a half for about 10 minutes at a time. And of course I didn’t have either my phone or computer charged the night before. Thank goodness for Kindle.
**Midwesterners and East coasters please feel free to have a good laugh. Less than an inch of snow and Austin has cancelled school, closed city and state offices, and everyone is being urged to stay inside. We southerners are no match for the Brrpocalypse.
I’ll admit, when I first saw the forecast for a high of twentysomething this week, I did a happy dance. Finally, I would have an excuse to stay in my pajamas and at my computer. No grocery store runs. No feeling guilty for missing the gym. Twenty four to forty-eight hours of uninterrupted revision time. Except that my uninterrupted writing time started with a blackout. And seriously, the six hours I spent with intermittent electricity, racing to the coffeemaker, getting cars out of the garage, turning up the heater in hopes it will get above 60 in the house, really killed the desire to work. It did not, however, kill the desire to drink wine and watch Legally Blonde.
Basically, I went from day one excitement level to day four in the span of about eight hours. I am not meant to live in cold weather places.
So despite there being a layer of this so-called snow on the ground, today I’m making it a point to get back into revision shape. And to get out of my pajamas. I hope to bring you better news next week.