Monday, July 17, 2006

Hotter than hell

The great state of Oklahoma is under a heat advisory. It's supposed to be 104 today with that trend continuing ad nauseum. *sigh*
It was 88 last night at ten o'clock. That's why I'm sitting here, wrapped in a towel, thinking "By God. This is as good as it's going to get pretty much all day." Hmph. Too bad I actually have to get dressed.

I had the best of intentions of whipping out the rest of the second short story for the Teaser. But that didn't quite happen.
I had a tickle in my nose when I woke yesterday morning. That is my sure sign that there is an impending cold.
So I take two benadryl. An hour later...STILL a tickle. And I really just wasn't in the mood. So I take two more benadryl. Suffice it to say...I was awake a grand total of five hours yesterday.
So I'll play catch-up today and work on it.

The Time Travel Romance keeps flitting through my mind while I subconsciously work out the pieces. Plus I'm gearing up for my second Guardian book. I just have to be in the mood.
I was going to be rather naughty and start the TTR...but I couldn't even string a thought together. Not to mention, I had this whole literary guilt thing going on. Apparently, the Teaser shall be finished first. Period.
Damn, I'm a taskmaster.


Tori Lennox said...

*hugs* on the impending cold. Summer colds are the worst!

This heat wave is insane. Supposed to be 98 here today and 101 by Thursday. They broke a record in South Dakota yesterday. It hit 115!!!

Bryan said...

At least you don't have to wear a suit and tie. Well, neither do I, but that's beside the point.

Rene said...

It is hotter than Hades here too. We peaked at 107 on Saturday. I just hide in my house. Sorry about the cold. My daughter has a fever which I'm sure is heralding a cold.

I've got a story floating in my head too but I'm tamping it down until I work on my two WIPs. I really want to be able to submit before the end of the year.

Olga said...

It's hot in Texas, too. Hugs on the cold - I hope you'll feel better soon!

Tempest Knight said...

Sorry to hear about the extreme heat (weather) and the impending cold (health). Hope it all comes around. It's hot down here too. It's hard to go to work when it's so hot. Makes me wish I were at the beach. :)

Michelle said...

Hope the weather cools down a bit! Hang in there!

Nancy J. Bond said...

Crystal wrote: Plus I'm gearing up for my second Guardian book. I just have to be in the mood.

This begs a question: can/do you push yourself to write when you're *not* in the mood (assuming no deadlines loom over your head), or do you wait until the mood strikes you again? If you push yourself at those times, are you as happy with the finished product as you'd be if you waited for your Muse to visit?

Just curious. :-) If I'm *really* not in the mood, any writing I force myself to do usually sucks. Opinions, anyone?