This week has been an odyssey of emotion. First I dealt with the loss of a close friend from high school’s mother, a lady that had a major influence on me growing up. Then I had to look at my own mother with her diabetes, congestive heart failure, and kidney issues and hope she wasn’t next. On Wednesday, I took a break from writing and spent some much needed time with her, shopping and eating out like we used to. My mom is my best friend, and worrying about her health is a daily bother. But on Wednesday, I let all that go and just focused on her. It was just what I needed.
The last few days have been spent working hard on the synopsis for Light and Dark and getting back on a healthy eating plan. I’d been pigging out the past few weeks, so I’m nipping that in the bud. Cut out the carbs and most of caffeine. This is the third strict day, and I’m feeling more energy and less like I want to rip someone’s head off.
And the first draft of the synopsis is done. Yay! It’s got a long way to go, but it’s a start. I can definitely see the benefit of writing your synopsis before writing the book, as Roni Loren suggests.
I haven’t been able to do much on The Prophet this week, but I do have some ideas rolling around my head. I hope to focus more on them in the next few days.
Here are my favorite links of the week:
And the funniest post of the week? You’ve Got to Change Your Evil Ways by Annie Boreson
How was your #Row80 week?