Today has started well.
Last night Oscar and I were bushed. It has been a long week and we have both felt a bit under the weather. We ended up getting to sleep before 10 p.m.; about two hours earlier than usual. I must be getting over the sluggishness of the most recent incursion of germs, as I awoke bright-eyed and bushy-tailed after my more usual seven hours of sleep. The past few weeks I have been sleeping nine and ten hours a night, with a few naps added in to take off the edges.
I have been reading the books on my review list steadily the past week, as well as writing the rough drafts but until this morning I didn't have the clarity of mind to polish them up for publication. This morning I brought out the buffer and got three of them submitted to the Freshfiction site. I have several more roughed out and ready for the final stages, but I have learned I need a small break after every two or three are finished. I will get back to them in a little bit and see how many I can submit today. A version of making hay while the sun is shining; I need to use my brain whenever it shows up ready for work! I get a lot of the details and impressions down with the rough drafts, thank goodness, so the polishing usually takes less than 40 minutes for the approximately 300-word reviews. I am proud to say I have 78 reviews published, not counting today's efforts. I wanted to have 100 done by the end of the year, but I will be happy with whatever the final number ends up being.
I had a rather wonderful thing on the Otterwise front happen this week as well. Knitting Robin, a blog I have followed for some time, requested an interview from me a few weeks ago. The interview was published on Christmas Eve, and I couldn't be happier with it. She asks some great questions, and I am very honored to have my interview there among so many designers I have admired for years.