OK, it is time to get my act together. No more excuses. To recap, this is what I have going on this Round:
1. Take an overnight trip to Michigan. Done and had a good time.
2. Survive my daughter’s wedding, after surviving the planning of it. Done and everyone survived.
3. Attend the Christian Writers Conference in Green Lake. Heading there as soon as I post this.
4. Attend my cousin’s wedding out of town.
5. Make final preparations for my trip to Kenya (I arrive in Africa the day the next Round starts, so don’t expect much out of me then.)
It looks like I am halfway through. What about last week? Despite some scheduling changes, I made it through and accomplished a stellar amount of stuff. (Speaking of stellar, I also got up at two a.m. two nights in a row to watch the Perseid Meteor shower.)
a. Read and commented on my assigned blog posts as a ROW80 sponsor.
b. Read 50 pages or so of “Shantaram”.
c. Read a couple chapters in “Ten Fingers, Ten Toes”. I read this when I am walking on the treadmill, because I have it on my Kindle and “Shantaram” is just too big to hold when I am walking. It makes my husband crazy that I can two or three books at one time.
a. Wrote two blog posts here and two posts to my other blog, “The Dino Chronicles”.
b. Edited 20 entries of “The Early Ministry of Jesus in 40 Days”.
c. Finished writing those last two pesky entries of “The Early Ministry”. This has been a thorn in my side for months. I just couldn’t find the inspiration to write those last two days, but it came to me the other night. Right after I finished the first entry and was psyched to write the second one, my computer locked up and shut itself down. I was like ‘you have got to be kidding me’. I should have hand-written my inspiration while it was still in my head, but instead I just went to bed. In the morning when I fired up the laptop, the document had auto-saved before shutting down. I finished the last entry, saved it on the laptop and then emailed it to myself, just to be sure. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah me!
a. Posted lots of updates on most of my social media. I easily lose track of this one, but I think that the goal should be to do something somewhere every day, so it is what it is.
a. Nonprofit organization - Posted some updates somewhere – again – I just can’t keep track!
b. Physical - Walked on treadmill twice.
c. Wedding –Edited the wedding pictures and posted them on Facebook as well as on my other blog.
d. Niece’s graduation pictures – Finished editing her pictures. Now I just need to get a digital copy to her to see what she thinks.
What can I do this coming week to top all of that!?
a. Read and comment on my assigned blog posts as a ROW80 sponsor.
b. Read 50 pages of “Shantaram”.
c. Read two chapters on “Ten Fingers, Ten Toes”.
a. Write two blog posts here.
b. Write three posts to my other blog, “The Dino Chronicles”.
c. Attend the Green Lake Christian Writers Conference short-track sessions and come home with the usual inspiration to tackle all this writing.
a. Post one writing update to one of my social media daily, and figure out how to keep track of this.
1) Post an update to my Go-Fund-Me page and share with social media.
2) I should update the business plan and print off a copy of it. We hope to meet next weekend and I should at least have done this much.
3) Try to get in touch with our contact in Kenya to figure out our itinerary while there in October.
b. Physical - Walk on treadmill three times.
c. Church – Type up a note for the weekly bulletin looking for mentors for our college students and military enlistees, as well as a reminder to their parents to get me their contact information.
d. Alexis’s picture – Burn a copy of her graduation pictures onto a CD and either mail it to her and get it to her grandma next weekend.
Cheers to me on a stellar week.
(From my daughter's wedding of course, and none of them were thinking about me at the time.)