October 31, 2016

The Weekly Word


I have zero willpower today.

Or yesterday, judging by the eight snack-sized Almond Joys I ate when no one was watching.

Case in point - I asked my kids what they wanted for lunch. I figured we'd do something simple since there's no school today. Obviously they did, too, since they started chanting, "Pizza, pizza, pizza!" Instead of laughing and asking them to come up with something more reasonable, I pulled out my wallet and ordered from Domino's.

Without a protest.

Something is seriously wrong with me.

Progress

Despite this inability to say no, I have managed to get a few chapters done on my rewrite. I did fulfill my goal of getting through five chapters on my outline by last Wednesday (yay!). And then I didn't get any more done.

I blame book signing and Halloween prep.

By the way, the book signing was pretty darn awesome. More on that this Friday.

Lessons Learned

  1. I'm addicted to Almond Joys. And apparently have a thing for mint chocolate.
  2. I'm running out of room on my bookshelf thanks to having so many friends who are published. I either need more shelving or...who am I kidding? More shelves it is! Oh, Handyman Husband.....
  3. Domino's delivers REALLY fast for lunch on Halloween. And I'm only 10 points away from yet another FREE pizza. Yay!
  4. When kids are out of school, there is no schedule. Or routine. Heck, I count myself successful if everyone gets breakfast. Bonus points if everyone is fully dressed (even if they're still in pj's).

Writing Goals

- My goal for this week is to get through Chapter 25 on my outline. That'll put me at the midpoint of my story. Woohoo! Now that the book signing is done and I have nothing else scheduled for the next few weeks, I'm hoping to knock out one chapter a day (from scratch) or two chapters a day (if reusing what I already have and revising to fit new story developments). I may even get ahead of my schedule. *gasp*
- There is a possibility I'll outline my short story for the anthology my writers group is doing. I'd rather get caught up on my WIP before I tackle this, but if I feel the need to shift gears for a bit, I'll work on this.
- NO MORE NEW OBLIGATIONS. This actually applies to everything in my life right now. I refuse to take on any more new projects. My writing comes first. Well...after my family, of course. But writing is a huge priority.

What about you?

Tomorrow is the first day of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Are you taking the challenge? 50,000 words in 30 days. Just 1,667 words a day. If I weren't already in the middle of a rewrite, I would so do it. 

If you're not NaNo-ing, what writerly things are you up to this week?

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