The past week has been challenging, and I haven't posted much as a result. We've had a lot of demands on our time, plus the weather in the last few days added a lot to the schedule. We had an arctic blast here in Colorado, as did much of the rest of the country, and far more time than usual was consumed with taking care of the horses. Water tanks freeze over very quickly in that extreme cold, and since I do chores at the barn, we had a lot of ice to break out every day on top of the regular care of the horses.
As a result, it has been several days since I worked on Ruby. I've been either too busy or too exhausted pretty much every night. Currently, I have four days in a row with no work on the novel. If I were to work on it before midnight this evening, I could make that three, but I'm not sure I'll have a chance before midnight.
I've decided that given everything that's been going on the last few days, though, it's okay that I haven't had a chance to write. After all, it's the holidays. And as long as I can pick it back up afterward, I think it's okay to take a break.