How about that super moon last night? Well, in Santa Fe, we actually had it for two nights. Last night though, it was certainly a sight to behold. All the energy that poured out from that event...wowza. I've already felt something in the winds lately, mainly changes coming my way...but last night while watching the moon with the glowing orange ring that emanated from it, I couldn't help but make a wish. No, I'm not telling. If it comes true, then perhaps I'll revisit it and spill.
Shadow was affected by it too. Every full moon since we've had him, Shadow's acted differently than usual during that part of the cycle. I thought he was going to howl at it last night, with the way he kept gazing at the super moon. I guess I should mention that more and more lately, I feel like there's some wolf mixed in with him (I'm thinking the Siberian Husky parent of his might have been mixed). I suspected it at first when he howled and sang for the first time back in December, but with the behavior during the moon cycles as well as his newfound need to hunt (he caught and killed a small bird during Amanda's visit...he actually pounced into a bush and did so!), and feeling calm only when both Mom and I are in the house...I wouldn't be surprised if we sent his DNA in for tests and find some percentage of wolf mixed in with him. Yes, Shadow may appear more like his German Shepherd half in the spring/summer time without his winter coat, but anyone else that spends time with him can tell you that his personality is dominantly Husky (though lately the other half of him has been coming out in the watchdog kind of way...Mom and I decided that we're going to have to invest in a "Beware of Dog" sign after all).
In a way, I got my Cailean after all (this is a reference for those who have read my senior writing piece, Shadow Walker). If I'm wrong, it wouldn't be upsetting. As crazy as he is, and no matter how many heart attacks he'll give me with certain habits of his, I still love him. :)
I returned to editing book 2 when Amanda returned to the east coast. Yes, I did work during the weekend. Is this surprising? Not really. The workaholic likes to rear her crazy head now and then. I did a lot though in the short amount of time last week, and I will be working from chapter 21 today. I'm on page 336 out of 404, which means that I will possibly be done with my first round of edits this week. Transferring them to the electronic version however, is another story. That in itself could take another week, or maybe another week and a half. We'll see how my eyes feel (for those who were around for the little fiasco nearby and in La Fonda concerning my eye, I was spared from further injury and my eye feels normal again after a few days of eye drop sessions and living in my reading glasses. Lesson learned: at least wear sunglasses when near construction sites!).
I'm getting pretty antsy about my return to writing. There was a strange dream I had during Amanda's visit which actually helped gain some ideas for the Shadow Walker series, but as one can gather, I can't work on it just yet. I know some writers out there can multi-task and work on multiple storylines at once...but I can't do that anymore. My mind gets too scatter-brained now when I do, and that's more frustrating to me than my not being able to catch Yankees and Mets games out here (except for yesterday...and they still lost *sighs*). If I work on another storyline, I have to stop working on the current one. The actual process of writing is probably one of the few things where my so-called "patience of a saint" does not apply to. I know I'm about to sound like a broken record...but characters are a demanding bunch!
Again, both a blessing and a curse.
So we shall see how today's editing session goes, along with the rest of them this week. Keep the fingers crossed for me! And for those who follow my Facebook fan page, stay tuned for another story upload tomorrow! :)