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I had one of those weird kind of weeks. Some good progress was made, some fabulous news was received (my youngest was awarded a FULL scholarship for preschool next year <~ It’s a five-1/2 day program too. That’s a lot of money staying in our pockets. Wahoo!!), I wrote (the link at the top of the page will take you to a brand new love scene for my debut. It’s a hot one. You’ve been warned), I prepared for two blog hops, and I edited, but no great progress was made.
I thought this would be the week I finally typed “The End” on the WIP. This is the WIP I should have finished in December. I need to dig deep this week. No more monkeying around. It’s past time to get this book done. Let’s do this. <~ My pep talk.
The Goals – week-5 results
- Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters- done. 🙂
- Daily progress in writing craft, word count, editing, and/or plotting- not done. I finished the editing on two chapters this week. Chapter five took a lot of work to get right and now it shines. 😀 The second half of the week was eaten up by non writing/editing/plotting/craft author tasks. Ugh! I’ll try again next week.
- Take care of and be kind to myself (start w/ a relaxing ritual and daily breaks from technology)– done. I even worked out twice which was twice as many times as last week. My parents arrived yesterday. We had a nice relaxing day, exactly what I needed to prepare me for conquering this coming week.
What you might have missed here this week:
Congrats to your youngest and to your pocketbook! 🙂 We all have weeks like that, but you still managed to accomplish things. That’s great. I hear you on the digging deep. I have one I need to finish this week, and another by end of month. It won’t be easy, but I’m gonna try 🙂 Good luck this week SJ.
Awesome news about your youngest!
It’s good that you’re trying to be kind to yourself. It took me a long time before I figured that out, and I am much happier and productive for it.
Good luck with your goals.
Manuscripts sometimes have a way of setting their own deadlines–there are still things on mine that I find myself trying to wrap up at the last minute. At least you’re making progress on your goals, and congratulations to your youngest on the scholarship. I’m sure you all will benefit from that.
Sounds like you’ve done a good job clearing your plate and getting through a tough editing spot, so you can tackle the rest of that WIP to The End! Gratz on the preschool scholarship – that’ll take a load off – and good luck with the writing!
Congrats on that “The End”. Best 2 words evah!
Huge congratulations on the news for your youngest. That’s great.
Well done on the stuff you managed to do. Just sometimes, you have one of those weeks.
I love the idea of the being kind to yourself goal. It’s important and the one thing in life that is the first to go if you’re busy.
Have a good week. x
The scholarship sounds like good news! I hear that even preschool can be expensive.
I like your goal of spending one hour/day with your characters. I bet it yields some interesting results and deepens your writing.
Have a good week!
Simplicity and commitment. Love how your goals are mapped out — clearly focused. Does your child’s scholarship mean you’ll have MORE writing time??? Congratulations on your perseverance and your progress. OK now I’ll read that love scene.