If a mind had legs, mine has surely worn a deep tread in muscle and bone the way it’s lately been pacing, trying to decide whether or not a scheduled break is in order. But I’m here, right, and so must have come to a decision. And, actually, the two beauties below – my own, and my parents’ new puppy – played a role, stopped my pacing, because, you know, I want to play with them. I want to lie on my couch with one on my stomach, the other on the floor, under my hand, and close my eyes, their soft breaths the only sound in the room. To that end, a scheduled break it is.
Beyond that, I’m still not reading consistently. Though I hope to tackle one if not all of the books pictured below. If I can, I’d like to stockpile a few reviews for the next drought. (Because realistically there will be another one. And another after that.) And I want to write. Without feeling guilt over abandoning a stack of books, this blog, and so on. Writing has recently become something of a madness for me: I’ll start a story and it consumes me until it’s done. My skin itches when I’m out or away from my laptop. My thoughts lost not to conversation or the task at hand but to my characters. And it is…wonderful. Every frustrating minute of it.
Also, I might see The Avengers again (for the, ah, sixth time), rewatch the entire season of Legend of Korra before the finale airs (and probably wind up yelling at the screen as all the feels overwhelm me anew), find new music to pepper this place with interludes, and…whatever else mood dictates I do.
So I’m going to give myself a week, maybe two, to step back and away. A little time to regroup and come back refreshed. I’ll still be on Twitter and Tumblr (because staying away entirely isn’t an option). In the meantime…Happy reading!