This weekend, I have mostly been knocking down a garage and using the rubble as hardcore for a new patio - so I haven's spent much time at my laptop.
So, routine? I go to work, but even that isn't much of a routine because I work on a two week rota - one week busy, but with random hours, the next week not so much.
Not even my writing has a proper routine. In fact, the only thing I stick to - almost to an extreme - is my gym workout. And this is it. (If you look closely, you might be able to see what a weakling I am!)
I've been going to the gym for 15 years now, and started recording my workouts after training to become an instructor 7 years ago. I love the fact I can look back to see how my lifts compare - although due to injury, some of my numbers have remained stubbornly the same (and I ignore those - my biceps, for example, have remained almost exactly the same...)
Do you have routines, or do you prefer to go with the flow? Do you write down your gym workout, and does it make you push harder to achieve your goals?
A blank page. A new idea. My change to come is making sure I write on a more regular basis. It's been several months since I completed my last novel (currently being queried), and it always takes me a while to get into another major project. But I think I might be there. I'll let you know in a couple of years!
I don't really have any serious obsessions in my life, so it took a while to decide what I could photograph for this prompt. (Chocolate was a close second, but I thought that was a bit obvious.)
This photo represents my love of re-reading and re-watching my favourite books and films.
Years ago, during a particularly boring school summer holiday my sister and I watched Grease and Fiddler on the Roof on a loop. And I've read Pride and Prejudice too many times to count.
I love the ease of falling back into a world that I know so well. Sometimes I just seek out my favourite passages or scenes, especially if I'm short of time.
So, this counts as an obsession, yes?
I missed posting the next installment of my challenge on Friday because I was away for the weekend. I'm completely forgot to take any photos, so I'm going to share a photo I took a couple of years ago. It's kind of after dark.
This is taken from Hayle in Cornwall, looking across the bay towards St Ives.
I tried really hard to be original with this prompt - but green is just one of those colours I don't seem to have much to do with. I think my shampoo bottle is green at the moment, and so is the box of tissues on the table - but neither of those are very inspiring. So, once again on a dog walk, I took these...
Week 2, and I'm bang on time with my next photo of the challenge. (Or possibly early - I'm going to try to schedule this post and it might not work.)
It's another tricky prompt though, because one of my guilty pleasures as a writer is to spend the occasional day in my PJs - it's amazing how productive you can be when you trick yourself into thinking you've got the day off - and I'm trying to use this challenge to represent my writing life.
However, I also have a dog, so unless I can convince #1 son to walk him, I have to get dressed. And, yes, I do realise that hiding my face for last week's self-portrait and showing it today is an inconsistency, but... Look! Cute dog!