Jaye’s Week…

Which is better? To be mentally busy or actually getting your hands dirty?

Figuratively speaking. Of course, there are a few jobs to do that will involve a fair amount of grime.

Suddenly it seems, the catch-up list has grown out of all proportion. At least, it seems that way to me at the moment. Especially when this is the first time I am on my own in the help department. Of course, there have always been those jobs that have my name written all over them, usually because I am taller, stronger, and/or probably far more determined than is good for me at 77 years.

Yesterday afternoon, I attacked the garden. I thought I would get in first for a change, but even with a long-sleeved jacket, the lethal brambles managed to draw blood. Most of these are now in a pile awaiting removal. Revenge is sweet, even though my back is killing me!

Yesterday morning we had one of our brainstorming sessions. Anita isn’t strong enough to help with the catch-up list, but her mind is as sharp as ever, and she is keen to change our way of thinking when it comes to our writing. Some of our enthusiasm seems to have faded a little, which is not surprising, considering the past year. So, we have both agreed to work on novella-length fiction to introduce some excitement AND increase our output.  I can see the merit in this. I am still struggling to improve our blurbs, and one or two covers need replacing, but Books & Bonsai are all set for a lot more productivity!

I prefer to work in my office rather than anywhere else, which is probably why my gardening and housework enthusiasm is sadly lacking. There isn’t the time to get around to everything or the strength and energy to rattle through them. This year should be all about doing what makes us happy, and in our house, that means writing.

How about you?

Not all doom and brambles in our garden!

8 thoughts on “Jaye’s Week…

  1. Every time I see the picture you use I think it’s a grim determination that comes through. So in view of that and your quoted age, and the fact you’re currently on your own in the help department, David – the been there-done that-worn out the tee-shirt, advises you to slow down a bit and give the more cerebral Impulses a chance to shine through. Between the two of you, Anita and yourself should be able to fly through new covers and your novella-length stories being published, then sit back with a sigh of satisfaction at a job well done. The first job though, to take care of yourselves.
    Hugs.

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  2. My garden chores will start soon, Jaye, and I actually look forward to them after what feels like a year of winter. But I tend to get pretty scratched up by those prickers too! And housework? What’s that? Novellas sound like a wonderful way to be creative without tons of pressure. Enjoy!!

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