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Sunday Summary: Better Week

This was overall a better week. No unexpected interruptions to my routine. Kids were at school all day, every day. I took my Mellow Monday, just typing up notes for a chapter I got back from beta reader and writing a bit on Jonas & Isaac in the afternoon. Otherwise I got laundry/chores done and read. The rest of the week went pretty well after that. And I met most of my writing goals(fell short on High on Loving You and By the Gun, but otherwise good).

Reading Yertle the Turtle to me.

Yesterday for some reason, my computer kept freezing up. No clue why, but I couldn’t do anything until I’d shut it off and turned it back on. One time it did it before I’d even opened anything back up again. So, I may be spending this Mellow Monday compiling all my scrivener projects and uploading them to dropbox. Just in case this computer does decide to die on me. It’s lasted more than twice as long as the last netbook I had(which managed 18 months, 6 of those me babying it to keep it going).

Not sure how they all fit in the chair.

Color Code:

Monthly Goal met/finished

Weekly Goal met

Progress made

Nothing done


  • Green Hills & Smoky Fields – Story Toolkit – Finished Act 1 beat sheet. 6/9 sections On Target


  • Primary: Write 35000 words on main projects – 19062/35000 words Off Target(about 4k below target)

    • Still Burning – 2408 words
      • “He doesn’t need to worry about me,” she said, turning away from Nolan as he closed the door and made his way through her living room.
        “Well, of course he doesn’t,” Nolan said. “No one has to worry about anyone else. But, when we care about someone, we tend to do just that.”
    • Whatever It Takes – 2516 words
      • Jared shook his head. “No, that you can’t. But, you’re right, talking to Jayla might do some good. Gail’s a prideful woman. But if enough people tell her something, she just might start to listen.”
    • High on Loving You – 1580 words
    • By the Gun – 632 words
  • Secondary: Write 4500 words on side projects – 3774/4500 words On Target
    • Patrick & Sarah – 175 words
    • Tavin & Haiwee – 158 words
    • Roman – 171 words
    • Dougal & Shae – 106 words
    • Jacob & Matthew – 259 words
    • Mike & Fadil – 245 words
    • Hawk – 92 words
    • Sean & Braeden – monthly goal met
    • Melanie & Garren – 117 words
  • Stretch: Write 25 pages for Jonas & Isaac project – 21/25 pages. On Target


  • Primary: Stained Blood – Beta edits as they come in – 2/24 chapters,  got Chapter 4 back, copied notes for 3/3 scenes into Scrivener, edited 3/3 scenes  Target in Sight
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – CP edits once I get them – 0/25 chapters Not even sighted in yet
  • Stretch: Love Who You Love – type from Word to Scrivener – 8/11 chapters On Target


  • Listen: 5 audiobooks – 6/5 Bullseye!
    • Lord of Shadows(Cassandra Clare) – Started this Thursday morning. On Chapter 26/30
  • Read: 30 books – 18/30 Off Target
    • Fear No Evil(Allison Brennan) – Started this Thursday night. Finished this Sunday night. The length it took me to read doesn’t really reflect my enjoyment(because I did like it) but more that other stuff kept coming up. Stupid other stuff. 😉
    • Midnight Sun(Kat Martin) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Tuesday evening. Enjoyed it, though there was one part(inheriting memories from like her great-great(?) grandmother) that was a bit more than I can suspend my disbelief.
    • Revenants(Christina Olson) – Started this Tuesday night. Finished it Wednesday evening. Enjoyed it.
    • Christmas on 4th Street(Susan Mallery) – Started this Wednesday evening. Finished it Friday afternoon. Enjoyed it.
    • Summer Nights(Various) – Read this Friday evening. Well, I skimmed most of them. It’s a collection of flash fiction stories. Most just didn’t grab me.
    • A Risk Worth Taking(Victoria James) – Started this Friday evening. Finished it Friday night. This was a shorter one, and I did some skimming because it just wasn’t pulling me in that much.
    • If I Was Your Girl(Meredith Russo) – Started this Saturday morning. Finished it Saturday evening. Loved this one.
    • Ride Hard(Laura Kaye) – Started this Saturday evening. On page 70/357

Social Media

  • Primary: Post Writing Wednesday, Fiction Friday, Stream of Consciousness Saturday, Weekend Writing Warriors, & Sunday Summary each week – 15/20 posts On Target
  • Secondary: Post to Patreon 4x – 1/4 Off Target


  • Knit: GENEie Hat – Started this Tuesday. 6/6 rounds of ribbing done. 31/53 rounds of cable pattern done Target in sight
  • Crochet: Dreamy Scarf

Comments on: "Sunday Summary: Better Week" (6)

  1. Looks like you got a lot done!

    Hugs on the computer. I hope it holds up for you.

  2. It feels like I can never back up my computer files too much. No matter how diligent I am, I still lose stuff. Very frustrating. Good luck with that.

    • Well, I’ve got everything uploading to dropbox now. I figure I’ll try to back up the current projects at the end of each week. That way if I do lose it in the middle of the week, I won’t lose too much.

  3. I absolutely love my OneDrive. I save everything there (and also email things to myself, sometimes, too). When my previous laptop was out of commission for 6 months, I only had one novel of all my writing stuff I couldn’t get to from pretty much anywhere.

    I hope you get lots more time out of your machine, though.

    I’ll be stepping up your chapters for the next few weeks. Since the other beta author hasn’t gotten to hers yet, I figure it’ll take her a while to work through what I’ve already sent, and I know you’re pretty much always ready for more. =D

    Another great week, and cute pictures, too! =D

    • I’ve got everything uploading to dropbox now, and if I update it at least once a week, it shouldn’t take too long to make sure if I lose anything, it won’t be too much at least.
      I am ready for more, though I have other things to keep me busy in the meantime. 🙂


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