Well, I'm glad to say that I'm feeling a little better. This week I finally feel that I've gotten back into my old routine. I'm getting up a little earlier in the mornings, I've started exercising and reading again, and I'm writing in between catching up on chores around the house. Currently, I'm reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis. I like a good intellectual read, but I think after this one I'll read another Jim Butcher novel or something lighter. It's odd reading philosophy while you exercise...
It's funny, I never thought I would miss a routine, but when bad things happen that throw you out of it, it's sometimes nice to get back that same old, same old comfortable routine. This week has been a particularly nice one. I'm going to work on chores today and hopefully at the end of the week I'll be able to write all day on Thursday and Friday.
The story I'm currently working on is still "The Guildsmen." I think it's coming along nicely. I'm on page fifty, and I think it's an enjoyable story. I'm working very hard to make the setting accurate for the times other than, of course, the whole steampunk aspect. It takes place around the 1890s in London (you know, alternate universe London), so I'm trying to get everything right from the dress to the drinks that the characters order. It's a lot of research.
While I'm enjoying the steampunk story, I think when I'm done with this one, I'm going to switch back to good old fashioned horror for a little while. Heck, that would be nice if nothing more than just to get in the mood for Halloween. (I don't think it's an unrealistic assumption that I'll be done with "The Guildsmen" by Halloween.) And, since I'm already thinking of Halloween several months early as usual, it seems that things are normalizing in my mind again. Yay!
On that note, it seems even if I do get pregnant between now and Halloween, I shouldn't be so huge that I can't wear a normal costume. WOOT (we own the other team, for those not internet savvy)! I'm still trying to get pregnant, but I think being on birth control for so long is meaning that my system needs a few more months to normalize first, but I'm not stressing over it yet. In the meantime, I'm looking at it as extra time to write and to have a little less responsibility. Anyway, looking forward to Halloween again, and I'm hoping to run a horror themed RPG as well closer to time, probably Little Fears, or Call of Cthulhu.
Well, I'm off to do some more chores. I hope you have a great day. I'm going to try.