Row80 Sunday Edition #6

Happy Joe Cain Day!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the traditions of Mardi Gras, today is Joe Cain Day. For a bit of explanation on why an entire day is dedicated to a guy name Joe, click here. Now, on with the goals…


Writing: new novella.  25,000 words.  I’m at 13,009. If gotten 4,013 words written this week.  I’m happy with that.  The kids are out of school this week for Mardi Gras, don’t know how much will get written.  Mardi Gras ends Tuesday, don’t know why they are out for the whole week.

Editing:  Edit my NaNoWriMo project, first 50 pages.  Nope.  I’ll work on this later.

Submissions: Submit to one editor/agent a week.  Yes, one query letter sent out. Also received a very nice rejection letter.  I know that sounds strange, but it was very nice.

Health: One exercise session a week.  No.  Does chasing down parades for two hours count?

The Great Purge: Taking one room at a time. I have made great progress with this.  I cleaned, washed, and scrubbed both bathrooms (from the ceiling down).  I also organized the linen closet and the pantry.  I feel so good about it.  I can actually find a washcloth.

W&*(^t :  Goal 3 healthy snacks a week.  I have snacked less, and eaten yogurt.

I feel good about my progress this week.  I’ve enjoyed the time off, spending time with the kids and cooking real food.

How are your goals?


4 thoughts on “Row80 Sunday Edition #6

  1. Enjoy your time with the kids. Just a thought: maybe the teachers need the break.

    Ever notice, when you do that level of cleaning, you find stuff you forgot you even had?

    Have a good week…


  2. No School Theory: Wednesday the teachers might still be drunk in the morning (as they partied through Tuesday night) and Thursday they’ll be hungover from that. No sense in coming in just for Friday. 😉

    I have gotten tot he point that if the agent bothers to reject (even by form) I consider it nice. I really dislike this whole “no reply means no” stuff. 😦

    I’m trying out a version of purging my house. It is inspired by my current writing deadline method. I’m tackling my bedroom (fear inducing) dresser first.

    Looks like you are doing well with your goals! Keep it up!


  3. I heard you about the revision of the NaNo novel…I have begun the small fixes and edits (turning into a larger edit process). Only about 20 pages in. Oy! 🙂

    …And another rejection email arrive yesterday. I keep trying though. Sometimes it feels good, especially when they give a little incite. Other times it is discouraging…ah well!

    Hope the rest of your week goes well!!!


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