Please forgive me for starting this coffee session late. It’s been a busy morning. I’ve been up since 5:30. I had to take my sister-in-law to work. A couple of hours later, I took my daughter to karate class, where she got her white belt. I’m so proud of her. We hung out at the park for a little while. And now, we’re home.
So, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the choices are still slim. I’m drinking vitamin water today. You’re welcome to cashew milk, though. I’m sure my son won’t mind.
My wife had surgery this past Monday. I took some time off to help her recover. She’s home now and still on a liquid diet, but she should be able to start eating soft foods next week. I’m working on losing weight myself. We’ve talked about portion control and going on a semi-liquid diet. The big thing I need to cut out is the sugary stuff. Candies and sodas, specifically. It’s a challenge.
If we were haing coffee, I’d shift my conversation to writing. To start, I’d talk about the 365 Writing Club. I wrote every day and exceeded my goal. It helped that I wasn’t distracted by kids, TV, and the Internet. I wrote in my One Day app on my phone. But I miss actual writing in my journal.
Speaking of journals, I started a new story, but not in my draft book. I downloaded Google Docs and wrote it. Not a big deal, but I can make better notes having it down on paper. Anyway, the story’s not finished, but already I’m thinking about starting over. I don’t like how the story has turned out thus far. It feels flat. The protagonist, Terrence Welch, needs a setback, a challenge. Being the overachiever he is, I need to do something to shake his core. Something to coincide with the characters he encounters. I have a few ideas, but I hate that I’m coming up with them now. Oh well.
Well, that is all for this week. I’m sorry I don’t have much more to report, but I’m prepping for a busy week. On top of all the busy work, I’m setting a deadline to finish this rewrite by the end of the week. You’re welcome to stick around and play with my kids. Don’t get a lot of visitors. If not, no worries. Take care and God bless.