and then she came back

It’s been a quiet month, but a good one. I challenged myself to rewrite chapters 11-15 and I did, writing an entirely new chapter during the process, and soaring past my initial word count goal. I like to think that the new bits add the much-needed character development that was lost after my first round of cutting and rewriting. It’s a slow, arduous process, but it’s coming together and I only lost 5 writing days this month…

Speaking of lost days—I started taking turmeric to relieve my aches and pains (TMJ and arthritis in general, plus migraines as a result). I just finished my first bottle and, I have to say, I’m really feeling a difference in my pain levels. Can’t wait to receive my next order (I should’ve ordered sooner, but I was caught up  in getting sh*t done).

There has been a lot of drama on the kitty cat front (re: poopy princess kitty). By some strange alchemy, I think I’ve managed to get the poops under control, but it was a serious trial (and error).

Caramel Loaf does not approve.

In the meantime, I’m mentally preparing myself to do my first Whole30 in an effort to kill my sugar cravings and reset my system. My biggest challenge will be cutting out the grains. I’ve cut out dairy in the past (and seriously need to get back in the habit), but it’s bread that I’ll miss the most. I generally avoid soy because of my thyroid issues, but dairy (not milk, but yogurt and cheese), peanuts, and grains are my weakness. Wish me luck (and willpower).

Author: emilia grace

romance writer and bibliophile

2 thoughts on “and then she came back”

  1. Good luck with the Whole 30! I’ve done it several times and it had some really good results but also some really bad results long-term for me, because of some genetic things. I still believe very strongly in the program, but I have to modify it if I want to make it work for me. It’s tough, though!

    1. Thanks for the warning! I’m kind of terrified and excited at the same time. Worried about a few work events that are coming up and how I’m going to resist the temptation of social hour, but also looking forward to reigning in my sugar and dairy (ab)use. I thought of just cutting those, but I know I’ll fall off the wagon if I don’t have a real goal in mind and this seems like a better plan than some of the cleanses I’ve encountered.


      I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. –Jane Austen

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