Sunday, June 15, 2014

Writing, walking, blogging, oh my.

On this blog I write about the goals that I come up with for each Round of Words in 80 Days. I also have a separate list of goals for the entire year. I call it my 40 things in ’14, coz I couldn’t come up with 50 things, and this had a nice ring to it anyway.

One of those year-long goals is to walk every street in my town, taking pictures and then blogging about it. I have wanted to do this for a while, ever since I started following Matt Green’s blog here. I thought wouldn’t it be cool to get this following of people, all walking and blogging about the place where they live and it could be a “thing”. You know?

Well, the “thing” hasn’t happened and I am so bad at promoting stuff and just need to concentrate on my already long-enough list of things to accomplish. But I have started the blog posts about my own walks in my own town, hoping to walk the streets once a week. And that’s just how it’s going to be.

And here is what else I did this week.

·         My reading goal is to finish four of the books that I started reading a while back. As already shared, I have finished three of these books. The fourth one, “Sell Your Book Like Wildfire”, is a thorn in my side; I find it depressing because I cannot fathom using any of these techniques to sell my books. In the meantime, however, I started two other books last week. Then, on Friday, I suggested to my Kinship Kid that we should go to a movie today, and she wanted to go to “The Fault in our Stars”. She had read the book, loved it, cried through the entire second half of it, so naturally wanted to see the movie. And I naturally wanted to read the book before seeing the movie, so immediately downloaded it to my Kindle and finished it in a day and a half.  
·         Finish my novel.  I did write three sections. Am on Chapter 23. I don’t know if I will be able to finish writing it this Round or not. Ok, realistically, there is no way I will finish it. But I will continue to dream on it.  
·         I will get back on track with my blogging, twice a week here and three times a week on my other blog. Once again, believe it or not, I blogged twice here and four times on my other blog. I really need to lower the bar or all of this blog writing will be the new norm.
·         Submit three pieces each Round.  I am still at two things for this Round.
·         My daughter and I are still working on our nonprofit, Tumaini Volunteers. We are planning a “friend-raiser” for June 21. That is my goal with the nonprofit this month: help with and attend the “friend-raiser”.  Promoting the friend-raiser on-line and at work. Hoping for good weather!
·         Sewing. As I posted on Wednesday (I think), I finished my scrub top and wore it to work this week. I also fixed a co-worker’s jacket.  
·         Running. I ran three times this week, only going between one and two miles each time. 
A Sidewalk full of spring seed-pods, along one of the many streets I have started walking. 


  1. Love the idea of getting to know your city. Wish i could say I was running - I find walking hard enough to do! lol Best of good wishes for the week ahead!

    1. One of my problems is finding time to both run and walk, as I can't do both at the same time AND take pictures.

  2. I always love popping by your blog.

    And what a great "thing"! I walk. I take pictures. I could jump aboard a series of posts about the streets in my city. What a splendiforous idea!

    I've signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo in July. It will help me focus on my novel, which I want to fast track . . . at least the first draft. I'm hoping to write another 10-15,000 words. All the best as you work toward completing yours.

    I've been doing more reading lately and hope to continue doing so. It sounds like you have that area covered.

    I just got back from a writers' conference, so I have lots of inspiration for my blog posts. I'm not sure I'll be able to maintain the momentum, however, but there is always so much to write about. Sounds like you're doing well in this area.

    And kudos on going for numerous runs. I walk; I do not run. :)

    Looking forward to staying in touch.

    1. Sounds like you have lots going on too. Best of luck accomplishing all your goals. And remember to walk when you can!