With Betty’s death, I just can’t even picture the upcoming week. I have a hard enough time picturing feeding only two dogs despite the fact I have done it for three breakfasts thus far. I still try to step around where her bed was in our bedroom. Today, we were going to buy Betty a sweater in hopes of keeping her warmer… Like with Queenie, it is the little things that put me off balance. And speaking of Queenie, still not over her either.
I don’t know if I’m going to do anything writing related this week. Or even the rest of the month. I can barely get myself to think about January, which I had been starting to plan before Betty…
That’s why I’m quitting ROW80 Round 4 early.
Normally, I do this whole review of my goals and talk about each one. But, this round has just been plain rough for me. The loss of my pets, the news that GASLIGHT DEMONS will be going out of print Dec 17, misjudging goals, the kids no longer believing in Santa, and normal life bumps (some bigger than others).
I wasn’t able to be social (visiting blogs, being active on WIPpet Wednesdays, and replying slowly) as I wanted, but I think everyone understands. My habits weren’t as stable as I’d like either (output of words, working out regularly on my treadmill, and reading). I’m amazed I accomplished anything. But I wrote 2 chapter books and got some queries out for a chapter book I did in summer (which wasn’t even a goal). And despite it all… I’ve lost 13 pounds this round and currently weigh what I did in the holidays of 2012.
Right now, my goal is to make the holidays better. They’re feeling not so much holiday-y for obvious reasons.
What do you to amp up your holiday feels?
Will you tell me the story of your worst ROW80 round?