Sunday, August 31, 2014

Things Are Coming Up GREEN

A. Weekly goal
1. Read my assigned blog posts as a ROW80 sponsor.  I think I did this.
2. Read ten hours a week in one of the books I am reading.  I started reading “Crooked Lines” by Holly Michael. I am also still working on the manuscript that a friend of a friend gave me to review. The woman called me the other day and left a message for me, asking how it was going. I called her back and left a message for her that I apologize that I am only half-way done reading it. I talked to the initial friend who gave it to me and she says that her friend really hopes to publish it. It needs soooo much work, though, I really don’t know how to tell the woman that.
B. Goals for the Round                           
1. Have finished reading five books.  I am still at four.  “The Boy at the Museum”, “Years of Stone”, “Sell Your Book Like Wildfire”, and “The Two-Edged Sword”.     
A. Weekly goal
1. Work on my novel, “Tale of an American Woman”. I didn’t work on it again this week.
2. Edit “The Early Life of Jesus in 40 Days”, the second book in the Bible Stories in 40 Days series. I finished editing it yesterday afternoon, adding 750 words in the last ten days. I needed a word count of between 10,000 and 11,000, and came in right at 10,495.  Yeah! Keep reading, it gets better.
 3. Write two blog posts here and three posts to my other blog, The Dino Chronicles. I blogged here twice and three times in the Dino Chronicles.
B. Goals for the Round.  
1. Have finished the first round of edits for “The Early Life of Jesus in 40 Days”. Finished!
2. Start editing my novel.   To be honest, I don’t know when this is going to happen.
A.      Weekly goal.
1. Promote either one of my books on one other site or in person. I didn’t technically do this, but am going to have my books available at the flea market today (see below).
2. Comment on my assigned blogs for ROW80. I think I may have missed one.  
3. Research markets for an hour. No, I did not.
4. Walk several streets of town, taking pictures and blogging about it.  Walked three times, actually, and then my camera jammed up on Tuesday which completely threw me for a loop. Luckily I got it going again, but not without eating half an apple pie for dinner.
B. Goals for the Round
1. Have submitted three pieces somewhere. Still at two submssions.
2. Have sent a copy of “The Early Life of Jesus in 40 Days” to my clergy-friends for their input. So, believe it or not, I finished the round of edits Saturday afternoon and immediately printed off two copies. I took one to church last night, on the off-chance that we would have the visiting pastor who had read the first one. You guessed it! Both he and his wife were there and both seem excited to read my latest devotional!
3. Have finished walking every street in my town.  I think I have decided that I will concentrate on finishing the city streets in town, and worry about the outlying residential neighborhoods come spring. Do you think my faithful followers will mind?
A. Nonprofit – Tumaini Volunteers – Today we are taking our stuff to a flea market to sell. We were going to go yesterday, but the forecast was for rain. I also have an idea for posting our own challenge to the internet, but haven’t heard back from our board members as to whether or not they think it is a good idea. 
B. Sewing -- Finish one project this Round. Yes! Sewed one dress.
C. Church – Get addresses for our college kids and find them all mentors.  We have nine college students and I have addresses for all but two. I have three kids matched up with their mentors. This is way better than I have done in previous years. 

If you were with me earlier in the week, I was lamenting about the ALS ice bucket challenge. On Friday, the hubby and I pulled off an awesome photo shoot with Dino the Wonder Dog. I could not have been happier with the results. If you follow me on Facebook, check it out. If we aren’t friends, these few pictures will have to do. 


  1. I'm never sure if I've done all my sponsor stuff, either.

    Another good week. I'm glad things are going well for the Christmas story. It's good to have beta reader that are experts, isn't it? :)

  2. Now there's an original bucket challenge response! Love it!
    You've made good headway on some goals - like all of us I'm sure some is better than none.

  3. Still sound like a fantastic week! Love the Dino photos BTW! :-) I got challenged twice, still trying to figure out what to do (I have at least two organizations to donate to, but want to do something nice to promote it). Anyway, have a great rest of the week.

  4. Dino the Wonder Dog could have used some obedience training early in life, but he makes me happy so that's all that matters. Ok, so get this, not only was his ice bucket challenge a big success, I got a call today that he won his vet's monthly photo contest for August. What am I doing wrong??? The dumb mutt continues to show me up!