Sunday, October 28, 2012

Am I ready for next week?

Since last Sunday I have accomplished 14 out of 21 writing goals. I posted to my other blog three times (3 points), I commented on other people's blogs three times (1 points), twice I added to my social networks (2 points), I worked on things for my book for at least three hours (3 points), I researched markets for shorter pieces I have written (1 point), and at 3:30 this morning when I couldn't sleep I came down on the computer and submitted a short non-fiction piece to one of the on-line magazines I had researched (I get 4 points for that because submitting stuff is kind of a big deal for me right now).

I had signed up to do NaNoWriMo which starts in just a few short days. Then I got the edits on my book back this morning. I am hoping that I can get it together enough to review my manuscript and make all the necessary changes by Wednesday night. Then I can drag out my novel Thursday night and start throwing down a thousand words at a sitting (in between the new edits which my editor will be sending me along with more stuff from my publisher) (and you know that I work full-time in a medical center, right?).

I am lucky to have a husband who supports me fully and children who don't live with me. And a dog who walks himself.
 And my garden will be dormant now for six months so that helps too. 
(I just still want to give you a picture to look at.)


  1. thank goodness for dormant gardens in Noveeber:)you did well this week - can't wait for nano - all the best with those edits - I'm doing same at moment and hoping to finish before nano - oh these tight deadlines:)

    1. Thanks, Alberta. Good luck to you with all your deadlines. They are not so fun, are they?

  2. My dog walks himself, too!

    My children, though, very much live here.

    Having a book to edit is wonderful! Best of luck in getting those churned out before Thursday.

    I'll see you around NaNoland!

  3. My dog also walks himself. =D

    My children are very much living at home though! But at 8 and 11 this year, they are far more independent than they were at 5 and 8, when I did my first NaNo.

    I wish you much energy, and the joy that comes from being able to say that you have book edits to do and a book to write!

    1. Thank you, Shan, for the support. Best of luck to you. I don't have any idea how I survived my kids being - well - kids.