It is very Monday-ish today. The weather is warm, but the sky is overcast and of course, I'm freezing in the newsroom. (Stupid vent that blows down my neck.) I have on my sweater and the "blanket" (which is really more of a shawl or cape, but it's big and blankety) to keep warm. And I'm in a Bleah mood. Or maybe it's better defined as a "Don' Wanna" mood, 'cause I just don' wanna do much of anything...and I have a LOT of stuff to do.
I did get the parents' tax stuff mailed off to the accountant today, so that's one thing ticked off my list. The fella spent yesterday working on Our taxes, which meant I was in my cave (I'm tellin' ya, that office is Really Dark--all the light is on one side of the room, the hurricane shutters block most of the outside light, and it's got dark paneling for walls. It's a cave!) putting in the rest of my expenses and stuff in the bookkeeping program. And printing them out 3 times, because I didn't do it exactly to suit him...
But, I'm caught up with all my receipts and royalties now, and we got the taxes mailed off. The fella set aside several thousands of $$ to use for paying them, and we did have some to pay--a little over $20. Yep, twenty bucks. We are all relieved.
I worked on cleaning up Harry & Elinor today. Not literally. I had to tweak an early scene so I didn't entirely eliminate all the conflict, and I had to go ahead and do it now, because if I don't know they're conflicted and how they're conflicted (and I'm going to have to do a major introspection or introspection-and-dialogue scene with Elinor to explain why she's in conflict), I can't write them that way. She may have some serious buyer's remorse in the next little bit.
I really needed to do this, but I NEED to move on too. I'm doing a Book-in-a-Month Writeathon with my friend Anne Marie Novark in April. I am hoping I will get a lot more done.
And maybe I'll post again sometime later in the week, because this is a very Monday-ish post. Mondays are so bleah... At least this one is.