Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ready. Set. Write. Week 9!

                Welcome to Week 9 of Ready. Set. Write.  Simple is the name of the game. 

So let me just say I did horrible last week and don't expect to do much better this week.

How I did on last weeks goals:

  • Classes- I'm in class this week with a co-worker.  So my plans are to not be late to class each day, pay attention, do well, and not fall asleep in them. – Done!  I was early each day and passed all parts of testing on the first go!  Also I only slept through one video as old as me but I had to lean against the wall to see it at all and then the lights went out and I was out for that wonderful 15 minute nap.
  • Writing-I doubt I'll get anything done – And I was right!  Classes ran from 8-5 (or later if held up) then homework.
  • Reading- I hope to finish my two books and at least one more for review- Nope!  I got maybe 100 pages of non-work related reading done the whole week.  It’s been horrible.  


My goals for this week: 

  • Finish Vicious and Never Fade
  • Read Truth and Wednesday and work on my reviews
  • Finish 2 posts for this week and one for next week (see above)
  • Send my short story to at least 2 people for thoughts
  • Write 2 scenes in my WIP
  • Finish my blog tabs (about me and my rating system) and get it updated
  • Unpack!


That’s about it for me this week.  I’m sure I’ll spend most of today sleeping since I have been ‘working’ since last Sunday.  I’m just happy to be home with my bed and my bebe (my cat Keira) who missed me terribly!

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:  Didn’t write any.

The biggest challenge I face this week:  Staying awake in class and getting out of bed to go at all since I’m on nights and the class was during day time hours.  I haven't even unpacked my laptop yet.  Okay I haven't unpacked anything but the dirty clothes bag.

Something I love about my WIP:  That it will wait for me to return to it. 

Sorry I wasn’t able to go by and spread the love last week.  I posted quickly before leaving for class then was there all day and when I got back to the hotel had a ton of homework we worked on (after dinner in a nifty new place) until after midnight. 
That’s it for this week.  Good luck this week!



23 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed you managed to nap upright! And I'm sorry you didn't manage to complete your writing or reading goals, but that you worked, did your classes and stayed awake for 99.9% of it all is a fantastic achievement in itself!

    I hope this week's a little more relaxing for you, and involves significantly more sleep. Good luck! :)

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    1. Well it was more slumped against the wall sleeping but I have been known to sleep in awkward positions if it meant sneaking in a nap ;)

      Thus far so good on sleep. I came home from work Monday early afternoon and pretty much spend most of the day getting reacquainted with my bed. I'm just starting to be a productive member again lol

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  2. Wowza! Sounds like a full on week! Sometimes all we can do is survive and grab sneaky standing cat naps and that is totally fine :) Hope this week is a bit more relaxing and you are able to do more of the things you enjoy. Have a great week!

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    1. It should be good. I only have to work 2 days and have this coming weekend off but so many other things I need to do. Hoping to knock them all out.

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  3. I remember weeks of my summer that were devoted to class and workshops and those were some LONG days. Hopefully this week will be better for you! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks. I hope so! I have finished Truth so making progress.

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  4. Love that you said your WIP will wait. Life gets in the way sometimes but it's always nice to return to something you love. GL this week!

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    1. Yes it seems to keep sticking with me even when I'm a horrible mother to it and leave it alone for long periods of time but it always welcomes be back happily. Like my poor kitty did when I got home Friday (though I did have a friend come over twice during the week to check her food and water and jazz she just missed me).

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  5. Oof, rough week, Eve! Totally understandable that you're ready for a day off -- I hope you enjoy it! Best of luck with your big goals in the coming week. Rooting for you!

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    1. Monday when I got off was bliss I slept all day. Beautiful. Then not much productivity but oh well sleep is better I think.

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  6. Rest up, Eve. Then attack those goals like a mad woman. :) Have an awesome week.

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    1. I like it! Thanks! I have rested and I think I'm ready to dive in head first tomorrow (well technically today) I have some read and writing to do!

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  7. Sounds like you're super busy! I can't imagine class all day and then working at night! O.O
    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. It has worked out out. I didn't feel tired while I was there for the most part but wow it clearly hit Monday when I slept the day and night away.

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  8. Wow, what a busy week! Hope you can catch up on some much needed rest and get back into the swing of writing this week! Best of luck on your goals! :)

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    1. Thanks! I am hoping to do just that! Plans are made so keeping fingers crossed.

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  9. Sounds like you had a lot going on this week! Hope you have a great writing week this week and get a little bit of a break from everything else!

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    1. From your fingers to whoever controls the universe lol

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  10. I used to fall asleep if the lights were out :) You sound super duper busy this week and I hope you get a bit of relaxing time soon :) Cheering you on!

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    1. It also didn't help that the video was super old and clearly made in the 80's quality wise and when you see someone with a mullet you can't take them seriously or at least I can't.

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  11. I think we should incorporate naps into the normal work day, don't you? I hope you have a more restful week! Have a good one!

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    1. I know we spend all our young lives resenting nap time but then when we no longer get them after a few years we finally realize how much we miss them.

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  12. I love your 'it will wait for me' attitude. It's so true! Good luck with classes!

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