Thank you all for the condolences for my cousin. Chris’s funeral was last Saturday, but I unfortunately couldn’t attend. Snow dumped its baggage on my doorstep just a couple of days before my anticipated 280 mile drive. Rather than risk the roads, I sent my love from afar via phone call.
Beyond my phone call to my cousin and also to my parents, I haven’t done much else socially. I’ve avoided the Internet, reduced my facebook time, and only left the house to go to work. It’s like the onslaught of cold has sent me into hibernation mode.
You’d think this low activity level would be good for my word count. Though I’m still ahead, I don’t have the same lead as I did before. I’m just under 35K, and I’ve gotten to that dreaded point where the scenes aren’t already fully visualized in my head. That makes progress slow-going. It doesn’t help that I’ve been jumping to books 3, 3.5, and 4 in my brain (when I’m trying to write book 2). I blame this song, the newest addition to the playlist: