Monday, January 23, 2012


January, 25

So, I forgot to attach this post to Sunday's linky...I don't know why. So, I'm recycling it for today
Alrighty then.
Weren't we just here? I was.

So, first, I copied Ryan King and changed the colors of my blog -- I do love to redecorate.

Second, not yet settled into this new schedule, so will change my goals.

Third, not only did I change the color of my blog, but today I painted the two doors in our foyer (more coats needed...yay?) and will start the basement this next week and weekend. It's something that I've wanted to do for awhile, and it's being done.

I think this might force me to find time during the day, like that newly forgotten "lunch" I seem to remember. 

Things I did:
Wrote 2 new scenes for BETWIXT.
Reading a couple books on mythology and monsters (not part of my goals, but it felt productive)
Started The 90 Day Novel...I try not to read too many craft books -- just stick with my faces -- this one, I don't know, it's pulled me in and made me look at things, so I'm going to try the method. We'll see.

New Goals:
Continue 90 day method, check in with where I am on that.
Continue to brainstorm for Goddess.
That's all folks... How's everyone else doing?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Time to Make the Check-In...

Wow. Time is moving at an incredible rate -- it do move quickly.

Tuesday was my fist day at new library/new position. After retrieving all the brain matter strewn about, I think it'll be good (a lot to learn). BUT, I now am the proud owner of my very own office, with a door, and a name plate, and everything. Big time.


Sunday: checked-in, wrote some new words and had another plot epiphany on BETWIXT. Readied posts for tKw
Monday: Posted on tKw. Had granddaughter all day, but did check in with other ROWers late that evening.
Tuesday: {{{brain fry}}}.
Wednesday: check-in. Very late. Posted tKw article.

Really did not know my brain would be this fried -- and no writing over lunch for a while. Still stepping like a baby, but that's okay.

I need to step back and figure out where I have some wiggle room -- I might be a weekend novelist for awhile!

How are you all doing?

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Last week was pretty much a no go on anything. And that's okay, not beating myself up -- just really did not know I would need this much time. Still have other issues as well, and without going into too much information, these, too will take time and energy...and prayers. I'll take my goals one week at a time -- starting the new position at the new library on Tuesday (nervous, excited). NEW GOALS: Today -- post goals. Get posting ready for Those Kennedy Women Monday -- check in w/ other ROW80 folk. Edit or brainstorm/write, either BETWIXT or GODDESS IN THE MECHANICA. Tuesday -- I'm not scheduling anything -- brain might be reeling from too much new info! Wednesday -- ROW80 check-in and check-in w/others Thursday -- evening writing 7:00--8:00 Friday -- Another day off... Saturday -- prepare postings for tKw Sunday -- check-in That's it -- nothing stunning or glorious -- baby steps, right? Just a little aside, if I weren't a part of this ROW80 community, I'm pretty sure I would not be doing anything toward my goals. The writing would stop completely -- which wouldn't be good, because writing can be so therapeutic. So I am very happy to be a part of this. Thanks. How are you all doing?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Wow. I've been hit. Kind of hard.

A dear, dear friend of the family (my mother's best friend for 60+ years) passed away Sunday afternoon, funeral is tomorrow.
This is my last week at this library, which I've been at for 15 years, plus, it was my library -- took my older kids to Storytime here, before I even worked here.
A big adult child crisis, is hopefully coming to a head today.

I am mourning everything.

Yet, life goes on.
Monday: did my hour of editing BETWIXT and my hour of brainstorming GODDESS
Tuesday: got an hour of brainstorming in at night on GODDESS

Today, I'm checking in, but I won't be able to get to other ROWers check-ins until much later...sorry.

Thursday: is the funeral, I'm not going to push the writing -- probably re-do my goals now that I'll have a different schedule too.
Hope everyone else is doing just fine.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Sunday Kind of Check-In

Very happy with the specificity thing. I've noticed (and I realize it's only the first week) that even if something comes up, I never forget that I owe myself an hour of editing or a blog post. It's like starting work an hour late -- you have to make up that hour somehow.

So...when last we left our ROWer, she'd checked-in on Wednesday and checked-out a bunch of other awesome ROWers. Which was her goal for that day. Oh, and posted at Those Kennedy Women

Thursday: 8:00a.m. edited BETWIXT for over an hour. Extra added bonus of lunch-time check-ins. Brainstormed GODDESS for an hour and a half  from 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. -- because I knew I couldn't do it Friday morning. And I did get out the BIG wall post-it paper for cool brainstorm mapping.

Friday: Posted my mom's piece at Those Kennedy Women, facebooked and tweeted it. Then, family stuff.

Saturday: Managed to brainstorm  GODDESS for about 1/2 hour.

The only thing I didn't get to (well I have a rough draft done-ish) was my non-ROW post on living at the parapsychology study center, Harmony. Maybe, I'm over-thinking it.

On a newsy note, I'll be moving to a new library with a new position (promotion -- yay!), so, I'll have to re-do my  goals -- different schedule.

How did everyone else do?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Already with the recalculations?
Not quite, just some tiny shortcuts.

Forgot husband and child would be home on Monday: this changes everything. It's okay, it's  okaaaaay (is what I kept saying to myself).

8-9:15 did get a solid-ish hour of editing in, with some visiting of other ROWers thrown in for good measure.
9:15-on did not get to my brainstorm...then, so I recalculated and got a good 45 minutes in at work over my lunch.

TUESDAY: 45 minutes of brainstorming/outlining/notecarding over lunch. In the evening after made-up errands (not of my brain) more check-ins with brilliant ROWers.

WEDNESDAY: Today! Checking in, yay! Also wrote a welcome post for Those Kennedy Women Blog -- and the day is definately not over. I still want to check in with fellow Rows.

I'm still going to write a non-row post this blog. I've decided on doing a series of posts about living at a Parapsychology study center -- Kait Nolan gave me the idea, not directly, but she was my inspiration. They'll be my LIVING AT HARMONY posts. We'll see...

All in all, I'm pleased -- especially with the whole specificity aspect. Plus, I love wrting and saying that word: specificity. Brilliant.

How are you guys doing?