Friday Funny and a Return to the Daily Grind

Well, as you’ve likely noticed by now, I’m back. Yayyyy!!!

…No, that wasn’t sarcasm at all! ūüėČ But, come on! Who¬†loves¬†returning to reality after a week off in la-la land? And that’s what my “staycation” basically¬†was. For¬†six blissful days, I lived the life I wish I could live if I didn’t have a full-time job. I woke up when I wanted to, got my workout out of the way, ate a hearty breakfast, and then wrote ALL DAY LONG!¬†Then I had time to actually do stuff in the evenings (hang out with family and friends, read, watch TV, etc.). Better yet,¬†I could stay up as late as I wanted. There was no clock glaring at me like, “Dude, you know you need to be up at 5 a.m., right?”

It was a perfect week. And I did NOT want to return to my unglamorous go-go-go, sleep-work-write daily grind. But alas, I had to.

Thankfully, my transition back to reality hasn’t been too horrible. My job¬†has resumed its nice, slow pace, and life in general has been calm. So my return¬†has felt more like jumping into a lukewarm bathtub, not an icy¬†pool–or a really deep puddle.

As for my progress with my manuscript, lets see…I wrote three and half chapters last week during my time off, and I’ve¬†almost completed another two this week. So things are moving along much faster and smoother than before my staycation. Woo-hoo! And if I maintain my steady pace, I should¬†hit the halfway point¬†by the end of July. Woo-hoo x 2!

So, in honor of my return to reality and my¬†not so glamorous daily grind, here is today’s Friday Funny. Enjoy!

22d5c5842666cdfe0aa2055ecc0deef5P.S. I’d like to wish my brother a very happy birthday today. He is one of my best friends and has always–ALWAYS–supported my dream of being a writer. So, happy birthday, Max! Hope you have a fantastical, most wonderful, best ever kind of day!

261409_10100111344481753_8147938_nJen’s Weekly Roundup

In case you missed my posts from earlier this week, here go:

My First Draft of My First Story Ever

My Writing: The What, How, and Why

The Flash Fiction Challenge 2014 Early Entry Deadline is Tomorrow!

He Said, She Said: Dialogue Tags and Saidisms

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