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…of weather. It’s gone from snow, to almost balmy temperatures, then back to snow. Seriously? This is getting old. I’d actually rather it just stay cold for a while than these ups and downs.

But, it’s been a good week regardless of the weather. I haven’t quite met my main writing goal for the week, but I’ve gotten a lot closer than last week. And I’ve finished up just about all my other weekly writing/editing goals. So, that’s a good feeling.

And last night we went out with a couple friends. Got dinner at Olive Garden then went to a local comedy club to see a show. We hardly stopped laughing from the time it started. That felt good, too.

Here’s hoping for another good week.

Color Code:

Monthly Goal Met/Finished

Weekly Goal Met

Progress Made

Nothing Done

Set Aside


  • Primary: Outline Act 4 of Whatever It Takes
  • Secondary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields2 – Story Toolkit – 18/28 worksheets done, started on sheet 19
  • Tertiary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields2 – Outline Act 1
  • Stretch: James & Tracy’s story – brainstorm


  • Primary: Whatever It Takes – 1st draft – 16142/~35000 words, 10340 this week
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 5000 words – 4050/5000 words, 1542 this week
    • Patrick & Sarah – 462/500 words
    • Tavin & Haiwee – 407/500 words
    • Roman – 423/500 words
    • Dougal & Shae – 427/500 words
    • Jacob & Matthew – 406/500 words
    • Mike & Fadil – 396/500 words
    • Hawk – 355/500 words
    • Sean & Braeden – 367/500 words
    • Melanie & Garren – 349/500 words
    • Desmund – 392/500 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 10/15 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 2500 words


  • Primary: Stained Blood – Beta edits as they come in – Started edits on Chapter 7 Monday, finished on Tuesday. Added 417 words.
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – CP edits once I get them – Started edits. Through 25/25 chapters. Added 487. I’m going to go through again looking for where characters are in their heads too much, and a few other details, then I’ll be looking for beta readers.
  • Tertiary: Paint Me a Picture – transfer to Scrivener – 1/11 chapters
  • Stretch: Melanie & Garren – revise & post to Patreon


  • Primary: Read 20 books – 11/20
    • Fall of the Titan(Christina Ochs) – Carrying this one over from January. At 35%.
    • Not Another New Year’s(Christie Ridgway) – Started this Wednesday afternoon. Finished it Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed it.
    • Before We Kiss(Susan Mallery) – Started this on the way to get groceries Saturday. Finished it Sunday night. Really enjoyed it.
    • All He Ever Desired(Shannon Stacey) – Started this Monday afternoon. Finished it Wednesday afternoon. Enjoyed it.
    • The Art of Falling(Jenny Kaczorowski) – Started this Tuesday evening. Got to 10% and just didn’t care. So, I set it aside.
    • Chainbreaker(Tara Sim) – Started this Wednesday afternoon. Finished it Friday night. Loved it, but that ending! Gah! And it looks like we have to wait until 2019 for book 3!
    • Not Your Sidekick(C.B. Lee) – Started this Thursday afternoon. On page 20-something/283(I left the book in the truck last night, so can’t check for exact page I made it to)
    • Girl Mans Up(M-E Girard) – Started this Saturday morning. On page 85/373
  • Secondary: Listen 5 books – 4/5
    • Year One(Nora Roberts) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Friday afternoon. Definitely different than her usual books. It wasn’t really a romance(there were a few different romantic subplots, but that wasn’t what it was about). But, it was still good.

Social Media:

  • Primary: Post 5 regular weekly posts – 14/20
  • Secondary: Post to Patreon 2 times – 1/2 Posted a short story on Monday.
  • Tertiary: Set-Up 26 A-Z posts – 26/26 posts set-up
  • Stretch: Plot 26 A-Z posts – 26/26 plotted(which is basically a list of name, age, description, bio for each character, then I’ll include a snippet they appear in)
  • Stretch2: Draft 26 A-Z posts – 1/26 drafted


  • Knit: Dunfallandy Baby Blanket – 64/64 rows of first square(x4), 64/64 rows of second square, 13/64 rows of third square

    1st square done

  • Crochet: Simple Basket – 18/18 rounds done

Comments on: "Sunday Summary: Weathering a Rollercoaster" (9)

  1. Our weather has been ridiculous as well – was still seven degrees out this morning, but at least that was above zero for a change. The forecast keeps calling for temps in the 30s, but when it still gets so cold at night, I don’t know if it’s worth the warm days.Oh, and freezing rain later today.
    Anyway, keep plugging away at those goals. And I love the baby blanket square – is gorgeous.

  2. Same thing here in France with the weather; everyone’s getting sick (and sick of it too…)
    Congrats on making even more progress this week.

  3. I so agree with Chris – I ADORE that square, and really, REALLY hope you plan to post a picture of the completed project! Makes me wish I was a baby, so I could be the one to be snuggled in that blue loveliness!

    Really good week, even if you didn’t quite make it to all your weekly goals!

  4. I forgot to say that I have found laughter an indispensible tool for getting through the last few months. Maybe a comedy club ought to be in my not-too-distant future, too!

  5. The weather has been insane. 70 degrees one day, freezing rain two days later. I get migraines when the weather shifts like that, so, ugh. I’m not really even ready for spring. I just want summer when the weather is more consistent.

    Sounds like you had a week that was both fun and productive. Yay! 🙂

    • We haven’t quite got to 70s, but we’ve had a couple days of 50s, then it’ll start snowing again.
      It was a pretty good week. Thanks.

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