I hurt myself!
I was picking up the Faery to put her in her high chair, and somehow I twisted my back or something but it hurts. I don’t think the time I’ve been spendng at the computer in the cheap typists’ chair we bought a couple of months ago has been helping it either.
But I’m pleased to say my WIP is currently at just over 53k words! I’m over halfway done, yay! And quite pleased with the progress so far. The other day I printed it out. Since I ended up taking just over a week off from it, through no fault of my own, I’d lost the flow of it a little and had started to feel like I was just writing a list of events. Does anyone else ever get that?
Anyway. I typed it out so I could read through it, make some notes, and get a sense of it as a whole, was it cohesive, etc. And guess what? I really think it’s pretty good!
Of course, my CP has bee telling me this all along.
And oh, gee, speaking of her…her first EC novel was released a couple of days ago. You should all rush over to the EC site and buy Enchanted by Anna J Evans. Do it now. I’ll still be here when you’re done.
Aside from that there isn’t much to report. The Princess was ill and it’s getting cold. Our heater isn’t working, either. We have radiators, and I guess it all works from the water heater. But our water heater fo som reason isn’t as full as it should be. It wasn’t a big deal when it was just the radiators, because although the temperature is dropping it’s generally warm enough inside (plus we have a gas fire in the living room, which I hate. I mean, I love fires. I just don’t like fake fires. So many homes here have them, and I don’t get it. Although far worse are the old houses, with big huge fireplaces, and in the middle of them is a little metal box for a real fire. WHY? There’s like a dozen square feet of empty space and this little one-by-one tray to build your fire on, and it’s connected to the chmney so you couldn’t build a bigger fire if you wanted to. I don’t get it at all. I understand not necessarily wanting to fill the enitre fireplace with wood and having a bonfire in your living room [although I love fire so part of me thinks that would be really cool] but if you’re going to build a separate thing for the logs, why not make it at least a little bigger? Say, three-by-three, big enough for more than one log at a time? It’s one of the many things about homes in Englad that I just don’t understand, right up there with why there are no electric outlets in bathrooms or why there aren’t screens on the windows. Or air conditioning. But I digress.)
Anyway, today our water heater started refusing to heat water either. We switched on the backup one upstairs in the airing cupboard, so there seems to be hot water again, but I’m afraid to take a shower because I think the water will go all cold on me while I still have conditioner in my hair. And especially with a sore back, that would not be good.
So now you know. I’m filthy, my back hurts, and it’s cold. What a fantastic post I’ve done today!
You know what’s a lot more interesting than reading about my sad, hot-water-free existence, though?