Moving, Today's Desk, Writing

Writer’s Desk, 8/14

Okay, so I’ve moved, and boxes are piled all around me. But I’ve managed to clear my desk and get it set up–and actually write in my new space.

Out the window: A completely new view! I’m so not used to this. Some kind of palm-y shrub is tapping at the window (note to self: prune that thing back later), and I can see the porch swing out the other window. A young live oak blocks most of the sky, but I can tell you it’s currently mostly overcast, and will likely rain (again) as soon as I walk outside. ETA: of course, the sun just peeked out from behind a cloud, making me a big old liar!

On the desktop: Almost entirely clear. Well, except for the bill that came in today’s mail. And my list of markets for a short-story submission earlier today. And a pen and small notebook. But hey, no boxes! That’s progress.

Today’s Work-in-Progess: The novel. I just got my 1,000 words in for the day, finishing up that scene and chapter. I’m behind, of course, and I’ll have to do much better than that to catch up. But today, returning to the pool and getting back into the swim of things was my main goal. The marathon can start tomorrow, since I’ve warmed up my muscles today.

Also, I submitted one short story for the very first time, and re-subbed another. It feels good to be getting stories out there!

And Another Thing: Just in case anyone is wondering, three baby fish found a home with a neighbor back in New Jersey, and the rest survived the trip to Florida just fine. And no, she had not had any new babies–for which I am entirely thankful!