So late this round, haven’t even posted goals – do I even have any? Apologies for being late and all of a dither. Have had visitors for a week, mixed time, they are great friends and we always enjoy having them to stay but one is terminally ill so who knows if he will be able to manage to get here next time, or even if he will be here. Lovely to see him but so distressing to watch him suffer. Facing mortality makes other stuff fade a little in importance. So not much time spent on machine.
Friend from forever/editor and I spent usual time chatting and brainstorming while they were here and have now found the basis of two more creation stories so I think have enough to create a book of them. Next year I hope. I made a good start with one of them last NaNo, The Memory Keeper.
Have spent a fair amount of time lately clearing ‘clutter’ in my abode. Sacks and sacks of ‘rubbish’ have marched away. Thanks to Elizabeth Ann Mitchell for the push needed to do what is long over due. I am going to be completely re-arranging my two work areas when the de cluttering has been done (writing and craft rooms) it is part of long term life goals, so I have been doing something worthwhile:) have also started clearing out the garage and continue to try and rescue the garden from its wilderness fad:) Am hitting the deck exhausted each night:(
As I lost so much time at the end of last round, dismantling The Ancestor’s Tale and restructuring it into an entirely different book The Children’s Tale – I feel the need to put head down, flex fingers and just get going this round. Dragon is primed and roaring to go. So much writing as well as gardening I will need to watch the load on hands and wrists.
ROW80 3rd round Goals
1) Finish The Children’s Tale
Begin 1st/2nd edit of the same
(while I am aiming for completion this year, with friend from forever/editor’s husband being so ill I cannot ask her to deal with the manuscript, so publication may have to be delayed, but at least it will be finished)
2) Find title and cover for Memoirs
Begin entering Family History info into structure for book
(I am not writing these for general publication but would like to get them finished as I have other family history stuff to knock into shape)
3) Finish two book trailers(half of one is done so I think do-able)
4) Divide and post The Storyteller’s Tale as serial on Sefuty Chronicles
1) Plan and research for The Companion Tales (already started with imports from Ancestors when it was dismantled)
Ditto the collection of creation stories(already begun with The Memory Keeper)
Ditto for collection of fantasy/fairy tales (drafts only at the moment)
2) Consider NaNo this year (at moment thinking I might be a rebel and get on with Blue Moon- rather than start anything new but there’s time yet)
1) Review read books
2) Catch up on reading challenge posts
Life et al
1) Continue to de-clutter, rearrange,and order my chaotic lifestyle.
2) Keep trying to get my energy levels back up.
3) In a couple of months of the 2) make some decisions on health
Think that’s about it – they will probably change or need tweeking at some point but for the moment that will do.
Writing: Have been editing what I salvaged
Blogging: A late posting for IWSG
Reading: Finished Solar by Ian McEwan for book group and The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan for one of my challenges
Life et al: Much de-cluttering, a little gardening (too hot)
Hope everyone has had a good first week, and that the sun shines for you:)