Well, here we go with excuses again. My daughter came over yesterday, unexpectedly, so we did work on the nonprofit organization, Tumaini Volunteers, but other than that I didn’t get much done, not even house-work. And Friday, the sun was just too welcoming to ignore, so I spent about three hours on my deck stocking up on my vitamin D for next winter (I don’t think it works that way, but I don’t really care).
By my count there is still about three days left in this Round.
Can I get this done:
1) Finish writing my second memoir, the one that tells the adventures of my two most recent trips to Africa. Okay, so here’s what happened. I found a contest which intrigued me. I immediately got a great idea for the story I could write for it. So, I still honestly have been productive, just not on my memoir, except that the story was inspired by something that happened on a trip to Africa, so I am really justified in my actions.
2) Research finding an agent or publisher for the first novel. Nope.
3) Decide on a title for the novel. Nope.
4) Promote one of my three already published books once a week. Nope.
5) Redo my author website. Still working on it.
6) Work on the nonprofit organization once a week. Yes, finally, a yes. My daughter and I worked on getting stuff ready for what may be our biggest sale yet, on the third of July. My son also called and asked if I could come down to his house next weekend as we will have the opportunity to meet with a church group there.
7) Continue with my ROW80 blog sponsor duties. Yes.
(No color coding, because, well, what is there to even color-code?)
I’m going to say that I will power through this. But today, in addition to needing to vacuum through the whole house, I am meeting a friend from high school for lunch. Yes, I know that is really the priority because life is too short to clean house or to fret over a stumbling writing career. It is what it is.
In recognition of Father's Day, here's my dad with my brother and older sister, well before I was born.