Friday, February 24, 2017

Coffee Talk: Bad Weeks, Late Starts, and Lagging Behind


It's another edition of Coffee Talk, and I'm going to admit right off the bat that I do not, in fact, have a cup of coffee. Today's caffeine is courtesy a cold soda. What?! I know, I know. Look, sometimes I prefer a cold soda as opposed to coffee. I don't know why, but I just do. If it will make you feel better though, I am going to stop and get a good cup of coffee on my way to work today. There, see? Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let's get to chattin'!

So, the weather turned icky, just like the weatherman said it would, and just like I mentioned in Monday's post. Because of this, my job (which is at the local university) is going to start two hours late. This gives me some extra time this morning, which I've already used being productive here in front of my computer. I got some future blog posts primed, some other unrelated-to-writing work done, and I will get to work on The Box after I've finished here.

I'm glad we're starting late today anyway. The last few weeks have been very stressful, for various reasons, and it all came to a head yesterday. Luckily, the day ended with some much-needed relief in the form of a family discussion about working together to help each other out, and to work on finding solutions to problems together. I finally feel like my body isn't in a perpetual state of tenseness, and I'm thinking a bit more on the positive side.

Because of all that's been going on, I'm not as close to finishing my latest book as I had hoped. I had fully intended on being ready to edit within two weeks of my announcement, but I am definitely not going to make that. I'm not concerned about putting it out later than intended, but I am worried that it might take too long. I hate to rush anything, trust me, I've learned from past experience on that, but I also don't want to finish The Box much later than I had hoped either. At least, that's the way I have been feeling lately, but I imagine the stress hasn't helped me out there. Now that I feel more positive today, I'm feeling better about that as well. I might be lagging behind a bit, but I'll make up for it.

Well, I guess that's all for me today. I'm going to get to work on the book before I get ready to go to work (and don't worry, I won't forget my coffee). Have a great Friday, and Happy Weekend! It's finally here.

-H.A.

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