This last week has been slow, however through the sneezing, coughing, of my diminishing cold I have been continuing to bring some order into my chaotic life:) and preparing for the last couple of months of the year.
Have been writing lots of blogs to have as spares,
Sorting out time-lines and characters for each book in WIP status.
Am still tweaking web and blog sites, slow but sure, hopefully.
Spring cleaning emails and clearing unwanted cookies. Determined to keep the new machine as light as possible.
Have decided after some thought that I will definitely do Nano next month, but as a rebel – I like the idea of being a rebel, always was in life. The buzz and discipline of Nano suit me and I am planning to use it as a final push to get The Children’s Tale into FINISH.
(Of course it might be there by start of Nano – not likely! If so then Blue Moon needs finishing as well! Have introduced myself to the rebels and am smiling in anticipation.)
I had in the past, as a result of the Living History group that I have run over 7 years, accumulated a whole book full of personal life memories (autobiography) which I have knocked into book format, I have also over the past year collected together blogs reflecting parts of me (memoirs)also readyish to be Lulu’ed. So I have been asked why I have joined a group which is writing memories from weekly prompts. My answer is one has a full life and memory is fallible when dealing with so many incidents.
My group, here on earth, runs monthly and at the beginning we had wide prompts such as primary education or holidays. The weekly prompts up here in cyberspace are smaller – 20 lines on who you are or ones physical appearance. All of interest to those in the future.
I am holding off actually creating the books until I have done more of these, as I can see a way of slotting them in and relieving the narrative. So will continue with this group with another smile.
Last couple of months of reading year, I will easily finish the Goodreads challenge of 100 books – I must check the individual challenges to check I am reading the right books and use the remaining time to read the necessary. As always the pile I assembled in January hardly looks diminished – I cannot resist a new book/author.
My sister was asked to knit a king-sized blanket for friend from forever/editor’s niece. My job when my sister knits anything, is to sew the parts together – this project is like climbing a mountain, 25 large squares in multi-colours and mile long borders. I finished sewing all squares together, in the right pattern order, last night, now weighs a ton, will have today off before attempting the borders – still, keeps me warm in the chilly abode:)
Have decided it is time I rediscovered the kitchen – cooking and experimenting with food has been a passion of mine for decades – has taken a bit of a back seat this last few years what with caring for my mother and then my own illness’s. Have managed to feed us, with all stalwarts of the repertoire, but experimentation has taken a rest. So am fired up to try two new recipes or variations a week.At the moment will only be able to be small as I still cannot stand for long periods but I improve and soon I will be out there for hours.
Next couple of weeks goals
Writing: If I can manage 2,000 words a day The Children’s Tale could be finished before Nano.
Blogs: Continue getting spares in place for Nano time
Networking: Continue – not been doing too badly of late
Others: Continue organizing, keep tinkering with trailers and covers.
For me: Finish the blanket and begin new art dolls. Keep planning journal covers, cannot decide between embroidery or something woven – decisions, decisions! (need to see what’s in the stash! Continue new recipes.
So two week goals, is that allowed? – I will report back next week honest:) I hope everyone is doing well and all the best for coming week