Weekends are tough…

…mostly because I pull two 12-hour shifts on Friday and Saturday nights at the bar.  It was my birthday on Friday (yay!), which meant that it was superbusy.  It always seems to be busy on my birthday.  But it worked out okay.  We had a pretty slow month in September, so it was nice to have a busy weekend.

And happily, I received two gift cards to Barnes & Noble, so you know where I’ll be tonight. <g>

But because I tend not to get to sleep until 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning on the nights I work, not to mention the sudden change from summer to fall temperatures these past few days, I spend most of the day asleep.  I’m not proud of it, but I can sleep 12 hours at a time.  Well, actually, I’m a little proud of it.  But nowadays, I blame the pregnancy instead of my own penchant for laziness. <g>

So I ended up playing catch-up today on my word count.  But it didn’t turn out too bad.  I finished my first short story of the month.  It weighed in at a hefty 46 pages, 10,437 words.  Whew!  In definite need of revision, but I’m glad to have it finished.  Plus, I’m looking forward to diving into the next one.  It’s a little on the lighter side, totally different.  And I’m anticipating the next one will be much shorter.  I don’t know why my “short” stories have been leaning towards the long side, but hopefully revisions will correct that to some degree.  I’ve been trying to keep the editing process separate from the writing process, which seems to remove a lot of the hesitation that can plague me at the creating stage.

Anyway, I did good work today, so I’m off to B&N to collect my reward. <g>

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