Me: “I’m gonna take the day completely off since that project’s done, just gonna relax and—“

Internet: *goes down*

Me: “NOT LIKE THAT.”

And now it’s back to revision until I can bear it no longer and must stagger to bed.

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The Princess is considering lemon Greek yoghurt next, just to see if it’ll get the crumb the way she wants it. I, of course, have no objection.

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The lemon poundcake experiments continue. Tonight’s variation was with Greek yoghurt instead of sour cream; it added a nice tang.

Only twenty-nine chapters left to revise.

Did I mention this book is a great bloody beast?

TEA FIXES EVERYTHING

MY HEART IS A HUMMINGBIRD

WHY IS EVERYTHING BLURRY

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Also also also me: Clearly the solution is another nice big cuppa Irish Breakfast. CLEARLY.

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Me: This morning’s coffee was very strong, and I am feeling a little jittery.

Also me: I should make a nice cuppa to go with this toast.

Also also me: Why am I having palpitations? It’s a mystery!

One of the rules for the Roadrunner cartoons is “The coyote could stop at ANY TIME.”

I think about that a LOT.

Character’s response: “Well, I’m not in the business of saving the world anymore either, but life isn’t listening, now is it?”

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Dear Character, Now is not the time to start talking to me. I already have more work than I can handle.

Why do I have the deep irresistible urge to listen to the Postal Service on repeat? WHY?

“It’s an uncommon stance, at a time when writers are expected to sell their image as much as their work and even translators are clamoring for recognition.” lithub.com/when-a-young-litera

Instead I’m going to finish my coffee, look over the day’s revision work, and cry.

Gotta have achievable goals.

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Was about to do a whole thread about the “we MUST reopen the SCHOOLS” thing but… not today, Satan.

Not today.

Goodnight, beloveds. May you be starting the weekend in the way you like best.

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But for now, I get to fall into bed, content with having done my best today.

It’s a sweet feeling, and a comfort.

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But then, what does one expect of the third in a monstrous epic fantasy series?

At least it’ll be finished.

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