Okay, so, I started this week by repeatedly opening my laptop, starting whatever, and promptly falling asleep. Took me longer than I expected to adjust to sleeping in catnaps and waking up to check on a cheeping puppy. This is probably because Morgan had a bout of stress colitis and needed to go out every hour on the hour from dusk Friday to midday Saturday. She is fine now! I had a chat with my reproductive vet and put her on a lot of things suitable for a nursing mother and she was much better by Saturday night. It is so useful to have a well-stacked pet medication cabinet. I even had antibiotics sitting here, which I don’t always. Anyway, Morgan is doing just fine now.
The puppies are also doing just great. The smallest is gaining about 25 grams per day, an excellent rate of growth that looks paltry only in comparison with all the others, who are gaining from 30 to 45 grams per day. I’m too cautious to say anything about smooth sailing, but, well, they are certainly doing beautifully so far. Fastest litter to take off since my E litter, and that wasn’t a C-section.
So, during the run up to Puppy Day, of course it was hard to work on anything. I did stuff related to the Tuyo series … I have about 140 pages written for Keraunani, 30 for Tasmakat, and 15 or so for a related story from Tano’s point of view. Don’t know if that last will go anywhere. We’ll see.
I’m much (much) less stressed now, though, and making good progress on revising No Foreign Sky. You may recall that is a finished SF novel I hope might be traditionally published. (If not, you bet I will self-publish it in a year or two.) Anyway, this kind of revision takes … Not more brain power or attention, but a different kind, than the Tuyo series. I hope I will get that in shape to send back to Caitlin in ten days or so.
After that … Not sure. Can you believe it’s June? Hard to believe it’s June! Maybe I should pick up the next two Black Dog novellas next.
Regardless of my next writing project for the year, here are my current black dogs, plus their sister: