I was hoping I could channel the events of this past week into something constructive, like writing or editing or something. But apparently I'm not wired that way. Or perhaps my life isn't. Last ROW80 check in, I was just getting over the shock. I was still marvelling over the fact that everyone was alive and the main part of our house was still standing. Now, almost a full week after The Event, the full scope of things is sinking in.
To hell with gratitude. This stinks.
I was really spoiled before The Event. I have my little studio, set away from the house in what used to be a nicely wooded area. I was outside writing when the storm hit. My husband actually charged a tornado to get to me. So when the porch collapsed, he was on it, crushing his shoulder and fracturing his arm in multiple places. I'm convinced this is all my fault. All. My. Fault. And now this wonderful man can't even tie his own shoes. (It was his right arm.) (And please don't tell him I said that.)
I'm forcibly reminded that there is a world outside the one I make up that requires constant tending. Shopping, driving, washing, children, errands. How did I do this without him? And contractors, estimates, insurance agents, the claims department, the adjustor, the neighbors who have part of one (!) tree in their yard and think it's the end of the world, the rest of the neighborhood that wants to tour our back yard, and random people who drive by to tell us how terrible the damage is because we clearly don't know this yet.
Oh well. Whatever. Channeling the positive:
This week's ROW80:
Four writing intensive days (1500 wc) per week or editing a chapter: FAIL
I think I wrote for two and edited for one. So 3 out of 4. Not terrible.
Whiny, tornado-laced blogs, but still, they're there.
Book tour/ blog: SUCCESS???
Lukewarm conversation about Rock Your Kindle and some movement on that front. That's a formal marketing campaign with some touring involved, so I'm counting that.
Read/Review book: SUCCESS!!!
Read a bunch, as usual. Did a quick review of Kristie Cook's Promise on Goodreads, which I will cross post to Amazon as soon as I can. Also read Tabitha Suzuma's A Note of Madness, which I enjoyed but not as much as Forbidden, and Lauren deStefano's Wither, which is excellent.
Ok, everyone have a great week. Stay motivated although I know I'm a hypocrite for typing that.