That was a Fast Week

That was a fast week. Our first week of Summer vacation at home flew by. Last week doesn’t count. I’ve been busy busy busy. I spent this morning tracking down school books for fall. Thankfully I only have to buy six. The others I have found from an older student. Hopefully I’ll have them ordered by the end of June and I can scratch that off my mental list.

As you may know, I had a deal with Eden to  watch a two part episode of Dr. Who and in return she would watch another James Bond movie, Dr. No. I watched them Eden. My kids loved them and keep walking around the house saying, “Are you my Mummy?” I’ve never been a fan of gas masks and now I downright hate them. That episode was so creepy.  Sorry Eden, I still don’t like Dr. Who. I gave it a shot.

Round 2 Goals:

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights were either constant progress, which I count as a success or completed.

Pink highlights are goals I’m dropping. Really, no surprise there. I hate them.

  • Promotion. I did a little. I had one response from the mountain of emails I sent out. I followed up on that.
  • Read 4 books a month. I started 179 Ways to Save a Novel by Peter Selgin. I finished Ruby Red  by Kerstin Gier. I really enjoyed it. 3/4 books read.
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  Just the one.
  • Stay on top of Critique group. I finished with a week to spare!
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest. It needs to be tightened. Done. It’s ready for critiques.
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”– This has been through critique group and I need to address issues. Not yet.
  • Edit/revise “Monster” I finished writing it and want to have 1 critique before I sent it off.

I’m happy with how the week ended. Monster was harder to write than I anticipated. I’ve never written a story for a specific publication or contest. I’ve always looked through what I had to see what would fit. That’s much easier. This week I will concentrate on revising Mermaid. I have a stack of critiques that should help. And we have our first swim meet this week. I can’t wait.

How did your week go?

-CK