Big fat zero.
Not that I've been sitting around eating bon bons all day. Oh, no, because that might actually be pleasurable. I've just been sucked into all the other stuff in my life that needed to get done, and here it is, 3:30 in the afternoon, and I still have 9 of these damn things to write.
Which, of course, is why I'm on LJ, skimming through my friends list and writing this. :P
I've been up since 5:30, which is just an hour and a half after Craig got home. For some inexplicable reason, both kids decided to wake that early so I didn't have much of a choice. He was out of the house by 8 because the client was testing the site and as they're on the east coast, he had to be available to start working through their complaints/bugs and such. I did get him to promise to be home at 6 to eat, but I'm losing him again both tonight and then early tomorrow. Have I mentioned how much I'm missing my husband? I think it's actually worse than when he goes away. It's like having your nose pressed to the glass separating you from what you want the most, seeing it, and not being able to get to it. At least when he's away, I can accept the fact that he's inaccessible; when he's here but not, I feel like I'm being teased.
Doesn't make me very pleasant to be around, unfortunately. So my apologies to anyone I might accidentally piss off here in cyberland.
On the plus side, I did manage to start the gym routine up again, as well as get the food back into line. Had one of my favorite salads for lunch (a warm radicchio, gorgonzola, walnut, and pancetta salad with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette) and dinner is steak and turkish salad. I'm putting a hold on cookies for a little bit as I now have almost 10 of the recipes I'm going to need for the holidays, and I want to get firmly entrenched in the exercising/new eating habits before sabotaging it with baking. I'm throwing all that energy into meal planning instead, which works for the OCD in me.
I have another plot bunny. Not for fanfic---because god knows that list is long enough already; would you believe I've been bit by two more William bunnies because of the requests that have been coming in for the ficathon?---but for another screenplay. It was a dream I had the other night about a mute artist whose work gets some unwanted attention, kind of a romantic thriller thing, but then again, so are most of my other ideas as well. I've started keeping a list of music to listen to while I'm writing it to help in inspiration. Hopefully, I won't lost it before I finish the one I'm working on.
Oh, and just in case people were curious, I've started writing A Symphony of Echoes. Finally felt like I had enough of the outline done to tackle it in earnest and have written about 2000 words of the first chapter. Don't be getting your hopes up; I'm not posting it any time soon. I need to get more of Frost done before that can happen. But in case you were wondering if it was ever going to happen, the answer is now officially yes.
I have a brash of e-mails and comments to reply/respond to, so I'll be doing my best to get caught up throughout the rest of the day.
Oh, and in case you missed my post about it, the William ficathon is now under way. If you haven't already, head on over and sign up. There's some wonderful authors already on the list, and I'd love to see even more. There can never be too much William fic. :)