Monday Morning Reset [03/27].

Last week, I forgot to do my Monday Morning Reset post. I wasn’t too busy, I didn’t have too much going on, and I actually did all my usual reset things, I just completely forgot to make a post until about Wednesday, when I was all, “Oh, hey, that’s right. It was Monday two days ago.” And it hadn’t even been my birthday yet, so I can’t use my new old age as an excuse.

It had been pretty quiet for the most part, anyway, and this last week has been the one that’s been a little crazy, with some social events going on and the like. I’m really striving to get things in order but also doing a good job of taking things as they come, going with the flow, and not worrying about missing this goal or that one on any given day. It hasn’t been easy, but I think I’m finally there where I’m pretty okay with it.

So here’s a look at the last two weeks, since I skipped the one, and what’s going to happen going into this week. Or, at the very least, what I hope will happen.

Reading: I finally managed to bust open The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today, the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia self-help book, which should quell some of my Sunny withdrawals until next season (that, and watching it again for the billionth time on Netflix). And then this week, I started up something completely different, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a book I’m sure I was supposed to read for one of those Russian history classes I took in college that I remember almost nothing about except that my professor looked like George Carlin. Somehow, I still managed to pass those classes, and I still have all the books (naturally). I think it should be a really interesting read, especially with Russia so prevalent in the news lately. It might not be a bad idea to brush off all those other Russian books.

The pile of books is getting pretty massive, so hopefully I’ll be able to shrink it a bit by finishing a few. I’ve got three books that are almost finished, and three more that are nearly finished, and with three days off in a row coming up, I intend to plow through them.

Writing: Steadily plugging along at Fearless, though getting the first fifty pages of Rosewood Manor typed up for a competition has been taking most of my writing attention lately. And the more I work with that book, the more I really love it, and the more I realize I really need to give it the attention it deserves. I’ve received four rejections since my last reset, making my current total 39, and no acceptances, and two of those rejections came this morning, so things have been pretty quiet on that front. Too quiet. It makes me feel a little antsy, or like I’m not working hard enough, but then I just repeat to myself: patience, patience, young grasshopper. This is a slow ass business.

‘Rithmatic: Last week was my birthday, hooray, although after a certain point, it’s all just kind of meh. I ended up working on that night, and everyone’s all, “On your birthday??” and I’m all, “Lol, I don’t have plans.” It did coincide with a friend getting everyone together at Level 257, a real neat Pac-Man themed restaurant and arcade in Schaumburg, so that was sort of a birthday outing. I even got to enter my initials as a top-10 score on Q*Bert, which means probably no one ever plays Q*Bert, or everyone’s just phenomenally bad at it, since I only got to level 2. But I love me some Q*Bert.

The cosplays for the upcoming C2E2 are coming along nicely. I’m hoping to get my dress done in those three days off I mentions and I’ll be pretty much done after that. Then it’s focusing on the boyfriend’s and maybe a second one, since we got weekend tickets. But we might only do the one day, or an old costume for the second day, or who knows. We’ve got options and that’s nice.

And now I have a snuggly cat making it difficult to type, so I’m just going to take that as a sign that we’re done here for now. I think it’s going to be a pretty solid week going forward, and I’m pretty stoked to get to that nice little mini-vacation on Wednesday!

Happy reading!


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