Sunday, March 9, 2014

More green than I thought

I had a horrible week at work, I’m not even going to go there. I did at least get some work done on my novel. As I believe I mentioned already, most of it is actually already written, it is just a matter of rearranging stuff. When I first started writing it, it was from two different people’s perspectives, then I added another person, and another and it got completely out of control when I realized I was telling the story of eight different people! So I just have to weed out the three or so people who are going to tell their story this time, and hopefully write a sequel where a few more can talk.

A. Weekly goal
1. Read five other blog posts a week.  Yes.       
2. Read ten hours a week in one of the books I am reading.  Yes.
B. Goals for the Round                           
1. Have finished reading five books.  Still at four.

A. Weekly goal
1. Work on something five times a week.     
a. Work on “The Early Life of Jesus in 40 Days”, the second book in the Bible Stories in 40 Days series. No.   
b. Write on my novel. Yes, as I mentioned last week, I made the foolish decision to finish my entire novel in the month of March. I just finished chapter 7 and feel as if I am way off the mark, but we will see.
c. Write my blog posts. Yes, I actually posted here once and on my other blog three time.  
B. Goals for the Round.  
1. Have finished the first draft of “The Early Life of Jesus in 40 Days”. No.
2. Have written half of my novel.  No, not yet, but I will surely get this much done now that I am fired up.

A.      Weekly goal.
1. Promote either one of my books on one other site or in person. No, umm, I don’t think so.   
2. Comment on two other blog posts.  Yes.
3. Research markets for an hour. No.
4. Keep up on social media, responding to all messages.  Yes.
5. Contact one organization about a speaking engagement. No, like I have time for anything else right now? Is it too late in the round to totally rewrite my goals?
B. Goals for the Round
1. Have submitted three pieces somewhere. I am still at one.
2. Have booked three speaking engagements or book signings. Still at one.  

A. Exercise - Continue exercising four times a week, including running on the treadmill.  Yes.
B. Nonprofit - Continue working on Tumaini Volunteers, Inc., applying for tax exempt status by the end of the Round.  Yes, we have applied for tax exempt status. We met last Sunday and are meeting again to work on our fundraiser which is the 20th. Everything else is on hard until we get through that.

C. Sewing - Finish two projects this Round. Yes, I sewed a pair of curtains and a scrub top for work, as pictured below. 


  1. Looks like you made good progress! On the eight POV characters, I had a similar situation in the first draft of the book I'm currently rewriting -- I had four. Which wasn't bad, but in the first book of the series, I had 3 POVs and wanted to keep that consistent from book to book. So now I have 3, but it hurt to take out the extra one!

    1. I didn't think I was the only person with this problem. I keep telling all the other people in my book that they just have to patiently wait for their turn, but they look like puppies left at the pound.

  2. That is quite the scrub top. My eyes are crossing looking at it! Is the material from Africa?

    1. Thanks, Liz, for mentioning it. I got the material in Kenya last May. I have at least three yards left if you want a top too....

  3. I also love that top with the African fabric. I also like that neat list with steady progress -- and that wild cry in the middle (Can I rewrite my goals now???). Made me laugh since my goals have drifted sooo much. Notice how the marketing goals kind of slide to the bottom? Sigh. Make it a good week. :)