Should I say more? I'm not going outside unless I have to. I could die of heat stroke just walking out my front door at 9am.
Welcome to the desert in late July.
Most people I encounter online ask why I live in the hottest region of the United States besides Death Valley. I list the facts: there are no tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, blizzards, or other potential natural disasters apart from some monsoon action.
I don't have to run to a basement or tuck myself into a bathtub. I lived in the midwest and western coastal region. Phoenix may be unbearable for about 90 days a year but at least if all else fails, I can go to the local grocery store and hang out until the sun goes down.
It's not perfect but at least I am not afraid.
Plus it is the perfect weather to write. I'm not going outside. I'm not jogging or walking or exercising of any kind. Nada.
I have a plan and that is to write 2K to 5K words a day.
A person I know said one paragraph a day and you can write a book in a year. I'm too OCD for that. I like writing, then I stop for a while, and then I begin again at a furious rate.
So it's time to do a little pacing of my writing habits.
It's better than pacing in the heat!
Have a great time writing this summer.