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So, it’s not quite Spring yet. But, this weekend it is time to change our clocks forward. Bleh. I much prefer falling back, but oh well. I’ll adjust within probably a week or so.

I also sprung forward with my goals this week. I had all of this week’s goals met by Thursday. Which kind of ended up being a good thing. I fell asleep on the couch around 8 Thursday night. Woke up around 10 and went to bed. Usually I don’t have a problem falling back to sleep. This time I couldn’t. Finally did around 2:30 and woke up at 4. didn’t get up, though, and fell back asleep until just after 6. When it’s time for the kids to start getting up and getting ready for school. *sigh8 There went my idea for some bonus words. Instead I decided to use Friday for knitting, reading, and working on my A-Z posts. I now have posts scheduled to go up the first week of April. And week 2’s posts are drafted.

having a stare-off

Color Code:

Finished/Monthly Goal Met

Weekly Goal Met

Progress Made

Nothing Done

Set Aside


  • Primary: Outline Act 4 of High on Loving You
  • Secondary: Outline Act 1 of Green Hills & Smoky Fields2 – Outlined 31/31 scenes
  • Tertiary: Outline James & Tracy(Gilbert #8) – 5/5 mind maps done
  • Stretch: Brainstorm Erik & Jeff(Kurztown #7)


  • Primary: High on Loving You – 1st draft – 4917/~35000 words, 3476 this week
    • She thought she heard her mom say, “Candace was right,” but the words were muffled through the blanket.
      “What’s Skittles telling you now?”
      “Stop calling your sister that. You know she doesn’t like it.”
      Anna finally pulled the blanket down below her chin. Her mom was smiling down at her. “You know she’d think something was wrong if I stopped.” She didn’t like the line furrowing into her mom’s forehead despite that smile on her face. “Stop worrying. I’m going to be fine. I’ve had my heart broken before.”
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 5000 words – 819/5000 words I’m doing this a little differently this month. Working on the one I plan to post to Patreon, then I’ll start on the others.
    • Melanie & Garren – 819/~1000 words, 517 this week
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 3.5/15 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 2500 words


  • Primary: Stained Blood – Beta edits as they come in – got Chapter 9 back on Thursday. Copied over 117/117 comments, started edits on Friday. Finished them on Tuesday, including splitting a scene into 2 and changing POV of the second part from Barrett’s to Deryn’s. Added 1901 words.
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – Finish edits & polish. Find beta readers – Added 3/3 planned new scenes. 2273 words.
  • Tertiary: Edit short stories for 2(maybe) collections(not submissions, my own collections)
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – send to CP


  • Primary: Read 20 books – 7/20
    • Fall of the Titan(Christina Ochs) – Carrying this one over from January. At 45%.
    • Light of the Stygian Orb(Krista Walsh) – Started this Wednesday evening. Finished it Sunday afternoon. Really enjoyed it
    • How To Make a Wish(Ashley Herring Blake) – Started this Sunday night. Finished it Monday night. Loved it.
    • Shift(Sidney Bristol) – Started this Tuesday afternoon. Finished it Saturday afternoon. Enjoyed it.
    • Racing Savannah(Miranda Kenneally) – Started this Wednesday afternoon. Finished it Wednesday evening. Enjoyed it.
    • The Raider(Monica McCarty) – Started this Thursday morning. On page 309/400
    • Down Home Cowboy(Maisey Yates) – Started this Friday morning. On page 168/356
  • Secondary: Listen 5 books – 2/5
    • A Conjuring of Light(V.E. Schwab) – Started this last Monday morning. Finished it Friday afternoon. Holy crap, that ending.
    • Neanderthal Seeks Human(Penny Reid) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Thursday morning. Really enjoyed it.

Social Media:

  • Primary: Post 5 regular weekly posts – 8/23
  • Secondary: Post to Patreon 3 times
  • Tertiary: Draft 24 A-Z posts – 11/24
  • Stretch: Edit 27 A-Z posts – 8/27


  • Knit: Dunfallandy Baby Blanket – Triangle 1: 33/33 rows, Triangle 2: 33/33 rows, Triangle 3: 33/33 rows, Triangle 4: 33/33

Comments on: "Sunday Summary: Spring Forward" (4)

  1. Switching to daylight saving time already? We still have a couple of weeks here in France!

    Too bad you had a difficult night! But nice job reaching your weekly goals ahead!

    • Thanks. I was hoping to get a head start again, but I had a slow start this morning. Hopefully it will pick back up.

  2. Beth Camp said:

    So I’m not the only one who takes a while to adjust to this Daylight Savings Time! Actually got up at 4am that first morning (but I don’t have little ones to get off to school). I know the writing is going well when I wake up with words ready to go. I really like the way you separate your goals in each category into primary, secondary, etc. This allows ‘float’ but keeps those primary goals . . . primary. Your snippet deliciously hints at complex relationships AND plot twists. Make it a good week!

    • Thanks! And yeah, The primary and secondary really help with the editing, when it sometimes depends on getting stuff back from other people. 🙂

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