I turned in a book on January 6th -- One for the Books, the next Library Lover's Mystery -- and I haven't written a word since. At least, fictionally. Instead, I'm writing checks - a LOT of checks - to plumber guy, electrician man, and carpenter dude. You see, we're in the midst of a kitchen renovation.While I love all that is happening, it is exactly as disruptive as I feared, which is why I planned to not write during the, hmm, let's call it "the transformation".I'm doing a lot of the demolition myself, so that's fun!
|Hammer time for Jenn!|
We, meaning the fam and I, have discovered that not being on deadline is anathema to me. So, the kitchen renovation has trickled over to the bathrooms, where I decided to switch out all the taps, the yard, where I established a kitchen garden (fresh herbs!), and coming up soon, the masterbedroom, which I'll be painting. As you can see, I have a small problem with sitting still when not chained to my desk,chiseling out the words in my head.
After long days of hard labor, I have managed to catch up to some shows -- Fleabag, The Witcher, and Sex Education -- all excellent and proof that I can sit still! I plowed through some books on my TBR -- Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson (fabulous!) and Murder at the Taffy Shop (excellent!) by your friend and mine Maddie Day, aka Edith Maxwell. I started anew knitting project after months of not having the time or energy. It's a hat in celebration of Buried to the Brim, the next London Hat Shop mystery that drops in two days - on the 28th!!!
|Yes, there are corgis in it!|
How about you, Reds and Readers, are you any good at sitting still?