This week’s post is the end of Chapter 14 (Scene 11, 1.14.11). Phew. Finally. What is she thinking you ask?
I went on a little hike! In the mountains of PA. Ok – not a real hike, but at least 15 minutes of walking up and down in the hills around a cabin community. The freedom of walking is unbelievable – in previous years I’ve sat and chatted with the other stationary people in the lawn chairs, but this year I stood up and walked. The gratitude quotient is way up there.
I paid for it that night: needed extra calcium, magnesium, and a muscle relaxant to tackle the unbelievable cramps in my legs – but who cares – I walked. The next day wasn’t bad, and I’ve done a bit more walking since with no major consequences. I’ve ramped up the isometric exercises I located on the internet for all kinds of foot and leg muscles – I think I just caught my body by surprise. Be cautious. Build up. Don’t exhaust self. But I’m going to do this – and the freedom is exhilarating.
The website design, cover, formatting, and, of course, writing, is all on course – I’m just very slow, guys. No huhu, as Heinlein has a character say in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
And here is this week’s quote (thanks, Quozio.com):
17.3 coming along fine. Stressful. But the harder they are to write, the better they come out.
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PRIDE’S CHILDREN, Chapter 14, Scene 11 [Bianca]
Copyright by Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt 2013-2014.