I am so happy winter is over and spring is . . . springing! The down side is my allergies are trying to kill me. Everything is blooming. Especially our legendary oak trees. Yes, they bloom. They have tiny little yellow flowers, easy to overlook, that coat every outdoor surface in a thick yellow dust. It rained Thursday, washing away the pollen. As I drove down the street I was amazed at the rivers of yellow washing down the road. My black cat even looked like she was wearing a yellow sweater. Poor kitty.
I’ve been busy at work on my next release. I spent a few days on the final edits and zipped it off to the editor Friday. I have a bit of time to breath before she sends it back. Just enough to finish plotting a story I have had for a year. I wrote a brief synopsis last year, now I need to finish the plotting for Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m not sure of the final length, I have a goal of 25,000 words. So excited. I always bring Roux to Camp NaNo, she enjoys the s’mores. I don’t do well during camp. I enjoy the sprints and camp games, but the word count is generally low.
The end of Row80 round 1 is coming up. Today is the last Sunday check-in, I assume Wednesday is the final day. I’m not sure. So on with the goals.
Participate in the weekly Health/Fitness Challenge at church. Goal this week attend two workout classes and one day on treadmill. Total failure.
Read 4 books a month, roughly 1 book a week. I finished Sweet Tea Revenge (a cozy mystery) by Laura Childs. I enjoy her Tea Shop Mysteries. They are fun, light reads. Some are better written than others, this one was very good. 4/4 for March
-Edit book 2 in my mystery series. Nada! I’m tossing this goal for now.
-Work on self-publishing Book 1. This is my critique project. I have submitted the first 5 chapters. I have critique group this week.
-Institute Meatless Monday. We will have to change this next round. I don’t do meatless well!
-Keep up with the local Critique Group. I’ve read all my pieces. I do want to go through them one more time before we meet.
At some point I need to write a story I’ve plotted. Goal this week is: Finished! 25,976!
– Edit/publish Mystic Brew. Done!
This week I need to:
-I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo so I need to plot out the story I plan to write. I’ve only thought about he plot.
edit Missing Children and send to editor before round 2 starts. Done, just waiting for word.
I think I’ve had a productive week. I have my next release at a good point. I have a tentative publishing date in mind and I should reach it. I even did a little promotion work for Mystic Brew. Yeah! That is reason enough to call this week a success.
How did your week go?