It’s a bee-youtiful day in the neighbourhood. I’m inside, typing. Yay!
OK, lets do a good update. Today is a good day to take a hard look at my goals, because… *drumroll*… yes, I finished that re-write. Finally. But that doesn’t mean I’m even close to ready to send this thing out. SO:
– I accomplished that one goal up there; this means I have eight days before we go away to polish things up. Um… not enough time at all. So it looks like if I want to get this sent out to beta readers at the beginning of August (the third, after we get home), I’m going to be taking my work with me when we go away and trying to squeeze a few sessions in. This will probably be impossible (never have I managed to get work done while we’re on a trip), but it’ worth a shot if there’s any chance of meeting me self-imposed deadline. I’m feeling squeamish about doing this… no more setting things aside, making notes and saying “I’ll fix that when I come back to it.”
I really hate that. I just keep reminding myself that it’s not going to be perfect anyway, and I’m going to have a lot of work to so soon enough, anyway. This is nowhere near the end.
– No progress on the first draft of Torn (apologies to anyone who’s waiting for that), though I have had a few more ideas about what’s happening at specific points in the story. I’m having trouble writing it down, but it’ll get there. I hope.
-Blog: So far, so good; keeping up on the 31 day blog challenge.
Art: No progress on the ponies, not even planning.
Family: So far so good on the meal planning. I haven’t planned a “big, fun outing” for the week with the kids yet; given their behaviour at the grocery store yesterday, they’ll be lucky to set foot off of our property before their eighteenth birthdays. Not doing great on reading with them, but Simon was away at camp, so that was kind of impossible…
Reading: Working on Crossed. Slow going. I got confused at the beginning about who was narrating (note to self: look at the chapter headings), but that’s all cleared up now. I’m such a doofus… 😛 That goal stays the same. We’ll see if I make it…
So there we go. Goals aren’t changing much, but the focus of the next few weeks is shifting a little. Wish me luck…
What are your plans for the week?