End of Round 3

It’s the first day of Fall! I’m laughing inside because it’s 85* at 9am.

More importantly it is the last day of  Row80 Round 3. Sigh. This was not my best round, but I kept at it making bits of headway. Therefore, I call it a success. Let’s break it down.

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights with constant progress strike-through means completed.

Pink highlights are goals I’m dropping. This time, they were dropped because my life is crazy and I don’t have time for it.

The Ugly first.

 

  • Promotion.
    Goal- 3 emails a week &/or participate in 3 twitter memes. Not much this week. I’m in a holding pattern. I did work on this sporadically, but it was never consistent and that’s why it’s marked red. Consistency  is my biggest issue, with everything.
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  nope. again consistency.
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest.
    nope. I have worked on it this week. Rereading it I found it full of passive voice, so it needs more work than I thought. I don’t think it will make it to the Sept. 30 deadline. It might, but I doubt it.
  • Sort through critique remarks on Dead in the Water. I have worked through the first 3 sets (first 7 chapters). I want to finish the first 10 by October 5. Doubtful.
  • Plot out a story that popped in my head.
    Nope. I worked on it a little,but not enough. I have high hopes for this being my NaNo project.
  • Free writing at least 3 times a week Nope. again consistency. I started a new prompt this week about a secret door. 🙂

The Bad

Now for the goals that were dropped. All because my life with teenagers is chaos. It’s hard to do these when you aren’t home.

  • Teach them how to make one meal from start to finish without help.
  • Contact a body at the hardware store to discuss cabinet options and prices.
  • Make a wish list for the kitchen.

The Good

Finally, things I actually accomplished. I feel like I’m cheating because several of these are things I do regardless. But it does make me feel good to mark them off.

  • Stay on top of Critique group.
  • Read 4 books a month.
    According to Goodreads I finished my 4th book for September.
  • Empty cabinet under stove for stove installation. 
  • Teach my girls how to make a dress
  • Edit/revise “Monster” 
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”
  • Organize my writer’s calendar and mark upcoming due dates and expectations.
  • Buy school supplies and organize all the school stuff.
  • Teach them to properly wash clothes
  • Draw the current kitchen footprint.
  • Create a list of tweets for each story I have out to make promotion easier!
  • Write a new ending for Monster, edit, and revise by September 7.

The Take Away

I have consistency issues. Keeping on track and not getting distracted by things like Netflix. I like schedules and do better on a schedule than without one. Yet, I’ve had difficulty setting one up that covers everything I need to do in a day. Row80 is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. I try to remember that when life jumps in and changes everything. Focusing on small accomplishments help to stay focused and not worry about totally bombing on one goal. I finished 2 short stories and submitted them for publication. That in itself is reason to say Round 3 was a success.

Some writers are very good at staying focused and writing/editing during the day. They treat it like a job and accomplish so much more than I do. I try not to think about them. They don’t have my life. It’s like when you sit in church and see this perfect little family always smiling and happy. After you’ve spent the morning fighting with your teen over appropriate hem lines and not sleeping because your husband snores.

It doesn’t work. That other family has problems, they’re just better at looking good in public. Her husband could be a psychopath and she’s living in fear of the neighbors finding out.

Point is we are all different with various levels of chaos. We have to find the path that works best for us and accept that there are times when your greatest accomplishment for the week is getting out of bed. I salute all the participants of round 3 Row80 for showing up and working hard.

How did you do for round 3?

-CK

 

 

Glow-in-the-Dark

I am knee deep in party prep for Daughter #1. She’s turning 14! I’m not ready for this. To top it off she just bought her first pair of wedge ankle boots. She’s already 5’7 and because of her height has had no interest in high heels. Since wedges are flat on the bottom, she was willing to give them a try. She loves them and towers over me. Her costume is Sherlock from the BBC, the boots will work great for that.

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Cgirl’s party is a black cat-themed costume party. We have a black cat 🙂 You would think it would be easy to find party supplies with a black cat. Nope. Everything has pumpkins, witches, and skulls. We added glow-in-the-dark. I’m amazed at what we can find that glows-in-the-dark- table cloths, food containers, paper cut-outs, everything glows. I have a serious love for anything that glows. I have nail polish and socks that glows in the dark. It’s awesome.

Sweeties Uncle Sam costume is almost finished, only the blue jacket is left. I found a star spangled fascinator at the costume shop, glad I don’t have to make that. Now, I just have to finish the Buttercup costume. I cut the paper pattern pieces out yesterday. Looks a bit tricky, more fitted than I really wanted. I will have pictures of all of us together. Promise.

On with Row80:

Only 5 days left. Time to get to work. Hop over to the Row80 blog and spread the encouragement as we rush through the last few days.

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights with constant progress strike-through means completed.

Pink highlights are goals I’m dropping. This time, they were dropped because my life is crazy right now and I don’t have time for it.

Green highlights new goals added.

  • Promotion.
    Goal- 3 emails a week &/or participate in 3 twitter memes. Not much this week. I’m in a holding pattern.
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  nope. 1/2.
  • Stay on top of Critique group.  All caught up. I didn’t finish until last night. Critique group meets tomorrow.
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest. The deadline is Sept. 30. I need to look over it a bit more.
  • Sort through critique remarks on Dead in the Water Goal: 5,000 edited words a week. Set1 (chapters 1-3) completed   Set 2 (chapters 4-5) completed   set 3 (chapters 6-7)  reread the chapters 1-5 I want the first 10 chapters finished by October 5. I’ve looked through all the notes and needed edits for set 3, now I need to complete them. Today, I will work on formatting set 3. I’m still working on set 3.
  • Teach them how to make one meal from start to finish without help.
  • Contact a body at the hardware store to discuss cabinet options and prices.
  • Make a wish list for the kitchen.
  • Plot out a story that popped in my head.  Goal – have a full plot before the end of this round. This has stalled. I did decide to combine two story ideas into one.
  • Free writing at least 3 times a week Nope!
  • Read 4 books a month.
    2
    /4- I finished reading Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M. Boyer. I am now reading Golden Malicious by Sheila Connolly. I’m enjoying it, I’ve never read this author before.

Below are the goals completed so far for round 3.

Completed Goals:

  • Empty cabinet under stove for stove installation. 
  • Teach my girls how to make a dress
  • Edit/revise “Monster” 
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”
  • Organize my writer’s calendar and mark upcoming due dates and expectations.
  • Buy school supplies and organize all the school stuff.
  • Teach them to properly wash clothes
  • Draw the current kitchen footprint.
  • Create a list of tweets for each story I have out to make promotion easier!
  • Write a new ending for Monster, edit, and revise by September 7.

It looks like I haven’t made much progress, but what I have accomplished took time. And I’ve been really busy with my teenagers active life.

How did your week shape up?

-CK

Home Stretch

We are in the home stretch of #Row80, only 1 week to go. Time to line up the wandering cats and strap in for one final push. That’s what I’m trying to do. I’ve been busy the last few days. Not too busy to binge-watch season 5 of Call the Midwife. Thankfully, the BBC has much shorter seasons than the US. I will admit to crying during every episode this season. I love it.

 

This is sleet, not snow.

This is sleet, not snow.

We’ve had a tease of cool weather the last few mornings. Even a nice breeze once or twice during the day. Fall may actually be on its way. I’m so excited. Most people will tell you the deep south doesn’t have real seasons- just blazing hot and not as hot. That’s true. Very few trees turn to shades of yellow and orange, mostly just brown. And that could be a result of drought as much as cooler weather.

 

My niece is taking a vacation to Canada, she was happy to let me know it has already snowed there. Lucky her. I bet she can build a white snowman, as opposed to the dirt rippled ones we have the joy of making every 8 to 10 years. She’s even going snowboarding. Yes, I’m a tad envious. I wonder if she can box snow and mail it to me. That would be fun.

Our current temperature range is 78* to 90*. I’m dreaming of snow, but I’d be happy with fall. Sigh! I have a can of fake snow. Don’t ask. I’m tempted to mix it up and spread it over the front yard. Maybe use it as a Halloween decoration. On with the goals. Remember to visit the other participants and leave an encouraging word. Row80 is the writing challenge that knows you have a life.

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights with constant progress strike-through means completed.

Pink highlights are goals I’m dropping. This time, they were dropped because my life is crazy right now and I don’t have time for it.

Green highlights new goals added.

  • Promotion.
    Goal- 3 emails a week &/or participate in 3 twitter memes. I sent out a ton of emails for promotion opportunities. I hope to participate more on Twitter this week. I enjoy twitter, much more than Facebook. You can find me @CKRich2
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  Yes. 1/2.
  • Stay on top of Critique group.  I need to read 3 this week. 1/3 for the week.
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest. The deadline is Sept. 30. I need to look over it a bit more.
  • Sort through critique remarks on Dead in the Water.  Goal: 5,000 edited words a week. Set1 (chapters 1-3) completed   Set 2 (chapters 4-5) completed   set 3 (chapters 6-7)  reread the chapters 1-5 I want the first 10 chapters finished by October 5. I’ve looked through all the notes and needed edits for set 3, now I need to complete them. Today, I will work on formatting set 3. It’s a mess.
  • Teach them how to make one meal from start to finish without help.
  • Contact a body at the hardware store to discuss cabinet options and prices.
  • Make a wish list for the kitchen.
  • Plot out a story that popped in my head.  Goal – have a full plot before the end of this round. This has stalled. I did decide to combine two story ideas into one.
  • Free writing at least 3 times a week Nope!
  • Read 4 books a month.
    1/4- I am currently reading Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M. Boyer. I’m still reading it. Not sure why it’s taking so long. Oh yeah, Call the Midwife.

Below are the goals completed so far for round 3.

Completed Goals:

  • Empty cabinet under stove for stove installation. 
  • Teach my girls how to make a dress
  • Edit/revise “Monster” 
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”
  • Organize my writer’s calendar and mark upcoming due dates and expectations.
  • Buy school supplies and organize all the school stuff.
  • Teach them to properly wash clothes
  • Draw the current kitchen footprint.
  • Create a list of tweets for each story I have out to make promotion easier!
  • Write a new ending for Monster, edit, and revise by September 7.

I have made steady progress, even if it doesn’t look it. Like someone just mentioned, edits and revision (done well) takes time. I’m going to go with that 🙂 If you will excuse me I have to do something with all this gray hair.

How is the start of your week?

-CK

Nor’Easter

Last night I was watching The Finest Hours. I love a good disaster movie, goes back to watching Poseidon Adventure as a little tyke. Heck, I love a bad disaster flick. I haven’t watched all of The Finest Hours yet. As I watched last night I was distracted.  Not by Chris Pine, although he is a cutie, but by the storm.

I understand hurricanes, tornados, and even tsunami’s. I can visualize a blizzard. But a Nor’easter makes no sense to me. First off, it happens in winter. Really, winter is so calm here. Actually, it’s quite pleasant. No overbearing heat and humidity and only a month or so of actual cold weather. I love winter. From the movie, it looks like a Nor’easter is a cross between a tropical storm and a blizzard. That’s just crazy. I don’t want any part of that. On with Row80.

There are only 11 days to go with this round of #row80. Time to buckle down.

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights with constant progress strike-through means completed.

Pink highlights are goals I’m dropping. This time, they were dropped because my life is crazy right now and I don’t have time for it.

Green highlights new goals added.

  • Promotion.
    Goal- 3 emails a week &/or participate in 3 twitter memes. I send out a ton of emails for promotion opportunities. I hope to participate more on Twitter this week. I enjoy twitter, much more than Facebook. You can find me @CKRich2
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  Yes. 2/2.
  • Stay on top of Critique group.  I need to read 3 this week. 3/6. Thanks to swim practice I am on top of this for the moment. I still hate the 30-minute drive.
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest. The deadline is Sept. 30. I need to look over it a bit more.
  • Sort through critique remarks on Dead in the Water.  Goal: 5,000 edited words a week. I’m not on track for the week but I have made progress. It’s taken longer than a week to edit 5,000 words. I may need to expand the time allowed.  Set1 (chapters 1-3) completed   Set 2 (chapters 4-5) completed  Before I move on to set 3 (chapters 6-7) I want to reread the chapters and move a few things around. Still need to do this. I want the first 10 chapters finished by October 5.
  • Teach them how to make one meal from start to finish without help. Cgirl made a batch of Lime-Blackberry Cupcakes with minimal interference help from me. They were surprisingly good. The combination seemed odd to me, but they were tasty.
  • Contact a body at the hardware store to discuss cabinet options and prices.
  • Make a wish list for the kitchen.
  • Plot out a story that popped in my head.  Goal – have a full plot before the end of this round. This has stalled. I did decide to combine two story ideas into one.
  • Free writing at least 3 times a week Nope!
  • Read 4 books a month.
    1/4- I finished Escape Route by GA VanDruff. It’s so funny. I loved it. I am currently reading Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M. Boyer. She is one of my all-time favorite writers. Her books are funny and drip Southern. It’s not a traditional cozy in that there’s a ghost. I highly recommend all of her books. If you don’t read cozies give her a try or Laura Resnick. Totally different styles but equally awesome.

Below are the goals completed so far for round 3.

Completed Goals:

  • Empty cabinet under stove for stove installation. 
  • Teach my girls how to make a dress
  • Edit/revise “Monster” 
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”
  • Organize my writer’s calendar and mark upcoming due dates and expectations.
  • Buy school supplies and organize all the school stuff.
  • Teach them to properly wash clothes
  • Draw the current kitchen footprint.
  • Create a list of tweets for each story I have out to make promotion easier!
  • Write a new ending for Monster, edit, and revise by September 7.

Before I typed out my progress I was feeling better about my goals, now I want chocolate. I am working through my goals and continuing to make progress. That’s what really matters– right? I’m also making progress on my Halloween list, more on that in a different post.

How was your week?

-CK

Only 2 Weeks Left?

That can not be right. Only two weeks left in Round 3 of Row80.  #Row80 is an awesome writing challenge that knows you have a life. Be sure to check out other participants and leave a word of encouragement. Round 3 ends on September 22. I don’t have a fun story to share so I’m going straight to the goals today.

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights with constant progress strike-through means completed.

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

Green highlights new goals added.

  • Promotion.
    Goal- 3 emails a week &/or participate in 3 twitter memes. I’ve barely looked at Twitter this week.
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  Yes. 1/2. No clue what the next one will be.
  • Stay on top of Critique group.  I really need to read 3 this week. 1/3. I had to take little bit to swim practice. They switched pools for this week because of maintenance. The new pool is 30 minutes away, so I went to the local Whataburger and worked on critiques. Just me a drink, fries, and a stack of paper 🙂
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest.
  • Sort through critique remarks on Dead in the Water Goal: 5,000 edited words a week. I’m not on track for the week but I have made progress. It’s taken longer than a week to edit 5,000 words. I may need to expand the time allowed.  Set1 (chapters 1-3) completed   Set 2 (chapters 4-5) completed  Before I move on to set 3 (chapters 6-7) I want to reread the chapters and move a few things around. Still need to do this. I want the first 10 chapters finished by October 5.
  • Teach them how to make one meal from start to finish without help. Dropped until sports season is over. We are never home now.
  • Contact a body at the hardware store to discuss cabinet options and prices.
  • Make a wishlist for the kitchen.
  • Plot out a story that popped in my head.  Goal – have a full plot before the end of this round. This has stalled. I did decide to combine two story ideas into one.
  • Free writing at least 3 times a week Nope!
  • Read 4 books a month.
    1/4- I am reading Escape Route by GA VanDruff. I love it. Plenty of humor. This will finish off my Summer Reading Challenge for GoodReads. I am also reading It’s A Wonderful Knife by Christine Wenger. I like it, but I keep tripping over the names.
  • Write a new ending for Monster, edit, and revise by September 7. This should be blue. I worked most of yesterday on my ending. Finished it up and sent it to two critique partners. They did a quick turn around and sent it back. I’m marking this complete. At this point, like right after I publish this, I will make the necessary adjustments and send Monster on its merry way. Then I wait. Again.

Below are the goals completed so far for round 3.

Completed Goals:

  • Empty cabinet under stove for stove installation. 
  • Teach my girls how to make a dress
  • Edit/revise “Monster” 
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”
  • Organize my writer’s calendar and mark upcoming due dates and expectations.
  • Buy school supplies and organize all the school stuff.
  • Teach them to properly wash clothes
  • Draw the current kitchen footprint.
  • Create a list of tweets for each story I have out to make promotion easier!

There are times when it feels like I am treading water. That’s what this week feels like. I have made progress on the “bigger” project. Meaning the one with a deadline attached. The smaller ones have fallen to the side. I’m okay with that. I am moving forward. I knew when I made my goal list that there was a lot of revision listed. I am a slow editor. It takes time. I’m happy with my progress. I’ll be even happier if Monster makes it into the anthology 🙂 If not, I will find another home for it.

How is your week going?

-CK

Truth in Fiction

As a reader, I know fiction is not fact. I understand that.  Normally, I don’t question the world I’m reading about. I trust the writer to set up the story in a way that makes me believe it. I usually give a bit of leeway. I’m not troubled by the idea of a group of senior citizen crime fighters. I can work with a cat that doubles as a lie detector.

Or so I thought.

I just finished a book set in Mobile during Mardi Gras.  I was so excited at the idea of reading a book set in my hometown. Until I wasn’t. I need to stress there was nothing wrong with the plot or the writing. In honesty, I probably would have loved it if I wasn’t a local. The Mardi Gras the author described is in no way our Mardi Gras. That fact constantly pulled me out of the story and made it difficult for me to connect with the world they (dual authors) created. It bugged the stew out of me.

This is what I learned.

The next time I chose a “real” location/event to write about, I better get it right.

Row80

#row80 is an awesome writing challenge that knows you have a life. Be sure to check out other participants and leave a word of encouragement. Round 3 ends on September 22.

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights with constant progress strike-through means completed.

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

Green highlights new goals added.

  • Promotion.
    Goal- 3 emails a week &/or participate in 3 twitter memes.
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  Yes.
  • Stay on top of Critique group.  I really need to read 3 this week.
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest.
  • Sort through critique remarks on Dead in the Water.  Goal: 5,000 edited words a week. I’m not on track for the week but I have made progress. It’s taken longer than a week to edit 5,000 words. I may need to expand the time allowed.  Set1 (chapters 1-3) completed   Set 2 (chapters 4-5) completed  Before I move on to set 3 (chapters 6-7) I want to reread the chapters and move a few things around.
  • Teach them how to make one meal from start to finish without help. Dropped until sports season is over. We are never home now.
  • Contact a body at the hardware store to discuss cabinet options and prices.
  • Make a wishlist for the kitchen.
  • Plot out a story that popped in my head.  Goal – have a full plot before the end of this round. This has stalled. I did decide to combine two story ideas into one.
  • Free writing at least 3 times a week Nope!
  • Read 4 books a month.
    1/4- I just finished Fat Tuesday Fricassee by J.J. Cook I’ve read 60/80 books this year.
  • Write a new ending for Monster, edit, and revise by September 7. I’m working on it. I went through and cleaned it up a little and have a list of ideas for the new ending.

Below are the goals completed so far for round 3.

Completed Goals:

  • Empty cabinet under stove for stove installation. 
  • Teach my girls how to make a dress
  • Edit/revise “Monster” 
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”
  • Organize my writer’s calendar and mark upcoming due dates and expectations.
  • Buy school supplies and organize all the school stuff.
  • Teach them to properly wash clothes
  • Draw the current kitchen footprint.
  • Create a list of tweets for each story I have out to make promotion easier!

I’m not as far as I would like, especially with the end of round 3 just around the corner. It’s taking me longer to get back into the swing of writing. Note to self: never break the routine. It’s too hard to pick it back up.

How was your week?

-CK

I’m Back!

Odd photo? Not really. After not using my left hand for two weeks I feel like a T-Rex with tiny, little arms. The burned hand is healing nicely. It is a bit stiff and sensitive. Typing is actually good for it.  Good thing because I have tons of work to do. Because of the injury I am way behind on my goals. But on the bright side I had a huge learning moment for my kids. I am constantly telling them that accidents happen, even when you know what you’re doing.

Hungry hungry T-Rex.

Hungry hungry T-Rex.

Not quiet the way I wanted to teach that lesson. But I promise you I will think twice before pouring hot water again.

I had two “writer” experiences this week. Both learning related.

1- In my WIP Dead in the Water, my protagonist makes Carrot Cake Muffins. No big deal except it’s April. April? Well, I don’t think of Carrot Cake Muffins until fall. The spices and fruit remind me of fall and cooler weather. I didn’t think of this until I made a batch this week. In reality this probably isn’t an issue, but it bugs me. I may need to change that to Strawberry shortcake or something that screams spring.

2- And the important issue. The short story I submitted for an anthology didn’t do as well as I had hoped. It wasn’t rejected, BUT they want me to rewrite the ending. The sound you hear is me banging my head against the wall. Endings are hard for me. I knew when I wrote Lake Monster that it could cause problems. It leaves too many loose ends. But I kind of wanted it that way. I wanted it to have an open ending. My thought process was spooky stories told around camp fires. Those stores don’t have what I would call closure. They end, but with the feeling that it’s not really over, that maybe it’s just the beginning. I keep telling myself it’s okay. This is the first time I have written a story specifically for a certain publication. And it was written quickly. Anyway, now I need to brainstorm to see what I can do. I like the story and the characters. If nothing else my baby girl loves the story 🙂

#Row80 is an awesome writing challenge that knows you have a life. Be sure to check out other participants and leave a word of encouragement. Round 3 ends on September 22. I appreciate the little counter that was added to the blog.

Red highlights were a total failure.

Blue highlights with constant progress strike-through means completed.

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

Green highlights new goals added.

  • Promotion.
    Goal- 3 emails a week &/or participate in 3 twitter memes.  Nope. I did a little promotion but not enough to count.
  • Write two posts a week, not related to Row80.  Yes. I posted one yesterday and there’s one for tomorrow.
  • Stay on top of Critique group Complete one per week. I am so far behind it’s not even funny. I missed the meeting because of my burn.
  • Edit/revise “Stella” for possible submission to a contest.
  • Sort through critique remarks on Dead in the Water.  Goal: 5,000 edited words a week. I’m not on track for the week but I have made progress. It’s taken longer than a week to edit 5,000 words. I may need to expand the time allowed.  Set1 (chapters 1-3) completed   Set 2 (chapters 4-5) completed  Before I move on to set 3 (chapters 6-7) I want to reread the chapters and move a few things around.
  • Teach them to properly wash clothes
    I’m moving this to completed. I think they have a handle on laundry. there’s nothing like a mom injury to make the others in the household pick up the slack. I promise that was not intentional.
  • Teach them how to make one meal from start to finish without help. Nope! This may have to stop until after volleyball and swim season. At this point, it’s all about the crock-pot.
  • Draw the current kitchen footprint.  
  • Contact a body at the hardware store to discuss cabinet options and prices.
  • Make a wishlist for the kitchen.
  • Plot out a story that popped in my head.  Goal – have a full plot before the end of this round. This has stalled.
  • Create a list of tweets for each story I have out to make promotion easier! – A list of 10 tweets per story by end of round. Done!
  • Free writing at least 3 times a week Nope!
  • Read 4 books a month.
    4
    /4- I read 9 books this month!
  • Write a new ending for Monster, edit, and revise by September 7.

Below are the goals completed so far for round 3.

Completed Goals:

  • Empty cabinet under stove for stove installation. 
  • Teach my girls how to make a dress
  • Edit/revise “Monster” 
  • Edit/revise “Mermaid”
  • Organize my writer’s calendar and mark upcoming due dates and expectations.
  • Buy school supplies and organize all the school stuff.

Deep breath. Okay, I have lots to do. I’m not going to panic. I’m just going to pick a project and get to work.

What was your last learning experience?

-CK