Wednesday, January 08, 2014

thawing out

We had another very cold night and morning but by 11 a.m. we were up to 20 degrees and then on up to 38 or so by mid-afternoon. It was so nice to feel the ground starting to thaw and to finally get every single bit of ice out of the water troughs.

I had another dental cleaning to chauffer to so this was not a riding day, but I think the horses were just happy to go out with hay and warm up in the sunshine. 

The great thing today was how much work I got done with writing - very happy with how that is going. I'm doing pre-writing, which is mostly answering lots and lots of questions in the voice of my main characters, and today starting looking at the story arc more specifically with the characters motivations and stakes in mind. In some ways it's like warming up in the arena. More precisely, like laying the groundwork for more complex riding by building the basics.

Which makes me want to get back to riding!

I hope to do that tomorrow.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Warming up here too, it was 27 this morning and now 30. Hope you get in a ride and some more writing.

billie said...

It's weird b/c it's so much warmer today but I have a chill right now and am shivering!!

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Spent the day gardening in shirtsleeves, but now feeling the chill - not complaining though!

billie said...

Gardening - wow! I am nowhere near starting gardens yet, but soon... :)

Matthew C. said...

I hope you can ride again soon. It always makes me happy when I hear / read about your rides!

billie said...

Looks like it will be Tuesday now. :/