A Monstrous Migraine & Springtime Fantasies

This week wasn’t nearly as productive as I thought it would be when it started out. I really kicked some major butt on Monday and Tuesday, writing a total of 2,448 words. Then, Wednesday and Thursday I was sidelined with a Monstrous Migraine. Every time I thought it was beginning to fade, it flared up again. Needless to say, my week was totally thrown off track.

On the plus side, the same wacky weather that triggered said migraine—from snowstorm one week to temps in the 50s and 60s the following week—also melted most of our snow, which was a blessing. I’m starting to see some hints of spring coming back to the landscape (most notably, the birds are singing again). I’m ready for springtime and summer, seasons made for growing things and reading and writing outside as much as possible. And, also, pretty summery dresses, which I don’t own many of but absolutely love. I’ve already told hubby I’m forking over some money for one of these dresses:


Which one do you like? Personally, I’m leaning toward the purple paisley. 🙂

Aside from fantasizing about warm weather and shiny things, I did manage to make some progress on the writing front. I’ve surpassed 20,000 words in my WIP! Hopefully I’ll have a finished draft within the next couple weeks.

ROW80 Goal Progress

  • Wrote 3,171 words in WIP, “Good, Old-Fashioned Magic,” a paranormal romance novella. I’m about 5K-8K from a finished draft.
  • Checked in on Twitter every day except Wednesday. I also checked in on WANA Tribe a couple times this week.
  • I didn’t manage to do any blog comments on Wednesday and Thursday, so I didn’t meet that goal for this week. I did meet this goal for Monday and Tuesday, and I checked in with a couple fellow bloggers on Friday.
  • Blogged Sunday, but missed Wednesday’s check-in due to Monstrous Migraine.
  • Continued reading “The Fire in Fiction” by Donald Maass and “Walking in this World” by Julia Cameron, though I’m a little behind schedule.
  • Wrote one article for super-secret project and started another but didn’t finish it, so I came in a little shy of my goal.

What about you? What is your favorite season and why? Is there anything you miss about spring and summer? And how is your writing coming along?

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Fantasy & paranormal romance author. Witch. Tarot reader. Possibly a woodland sprite. Debut release TANGLED ROOTS now available. Magic awaits at www.denisedyoungbooks.com.

4 thoughts on “A Monstrous Migraine & Springtime Fantasies

  1. Love autumn because of the colours and the smells of falling leaves, bonfires, pumpkin spice, etc. But, I am also so ready for spring with the new rebirth and greenery. I miss the colours that come with the spring and summer, and of course there’s the warmer weather. It’s been warmer this weekend and a goodly portion of the snow here in Corning, NY has melted, but it’s left a muddy mess.

    Getting better here. Glad things are improving and productive for you, Denise.

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I love autumn too. It’s the fiery gypsy of the four seasons, and it never sticks around long enough to allow us time to grow tired of its wild hues, brisk breezes, and pumpkin patches. Winter is probably my least favorite season–I’m not a cold-weather person, and I get some serious cabin fever by midwinter.

      Have a great week! 🙂

  2. Spring is my favorite season–I love the first day I can drive with the windows down! Got to put ’em down a little last week, but it wasn’t quite there. I feel ya on the migraines–they’re a big problem for me, too. Ugh. Still, you managed to do a lot in spite of them–keep up the good work!

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