Good morning! Welcome to this writer’s workspace. Here’s what’s happening liiiiiiiiiiiiiive at Miranda’s desk:
What I’m working on: I haven’t had a lot of free time lately, so carving out moments to write has been painful, if necessary, work (mid-semester with a new course prep ain’t a pretty row to hoe). I’m pleased with the results of my efforts, though. I’ve managed a few hundred words most mornings, whether I’m headed off to campus or not, and some longer hauls on off days (like today). Thus, the 2nd draft of ABSENT (my archaeological time-travel novel) is being excreted, word by word, paragraph by paragraph.
Snippet from the screen:
Nick listened in silence. When Emily was done, he sat back in his chair. “You can’t seriously expect me to believe this.”
Emily crossed thin arms over her chest and regarded him with a grim expression. The cut on her cheek looked puckered and angry, and though she appeared small, almost lost, inside her baggy black sweater, she most certainly didn’t look like she was joking.
On the iTunes: I’m not really in a musical mood today. The world is too grey and hushed. But the hubby is working from home this morning, so I’m listening to the tapity-tap of his keyboard coming from down the hall. That’s music enough for me.
In my mug: Well, regular readers hardly need me to fill this one out. Nevertheless: Numi Chinese Breakfast. Just the dregs left now.
Keeping me company: Though I have a lovely, cozy office space, today I’m out in one of our equally comfy living room chairs, feet up on the coffee table. Mr. Ramses is passed out on the couch. It’s what he does. Pretty cute, eh?
Out the window: Fall’s grey cape, my friends. Brooklyn will see rain before the day is out.
A little procrastination never hurt anyone: Today I fear that if I go hunting for spicy links to share I may never return. Writing calls. And I bet it calls you too. Get to work!