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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Goal List Week Commencing 8th July 2012



Another week has flown, and I'm feeling better than previously, but I'm still not back to 100%, its taking time for me to get back up to speed with mundane chores and work!

Watermead Country Park by Maria A Smith

I expected to be away, in Staffordshire this weekend, but due to a few different issues including  the horrendous weather conditions of late, I cancelled my weekend break the day before I  was due to go away.

Instead, I stayed close to home, and spent Saturday doing things I enjoy, including writing, walking, and photography. The pictures above were taken yesterday afternoon between showers of rain. I visit Watermead Country Park often, but I've never seen it flooded before. It wasn't possible to gain access to all the walks. However, I managed to get some interesting shots with my camera.

Here's how the last week turned out.

Writing - I got one of the three monologues written, edited, re-written, edited again and finally sent it off! Number two is between edits. I also visited Phoenix Writers and listened to many different pieces of short prose, as well as two excerpts from fellow writers novels.

Blog - I created a schedule, and decided on some changes which I'll implement over the next few months.

Walking - I averaged one walk every other day, the weather being the main culprit for holding me back, it was often too bad to venture out.

Sleep - Hopeless! I keep waking in the early hours, or I didn't go to bed until I was bone tired, and it made me feel lousy next day.

This week

Reading - Writing Magazine arrived last week, and I haven't had chance to look at anything yet.

Writing - I'll finish the second monologue, and start the final one.

Cake - I'm going to make time to take tea, and eat cake, and I might even share with a friend.

Its a simple list, anything else I do will be a bonus.








13 comments:

  1. Good luck with this weeks goals, especially the cake! I've dipped into my copy of Writing Mag and there are some good articles, enjoy!

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    1. Tomorrow I'll be reading if all goes to plan - I can't believe I have had the magazine for a week almost, and still haven't read it! There just aren't enough hours in a day for me right now.

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  2. Good luck. It's always good when cake's involved. Glad you're feeling better. I also downloaded the Peter Jones book. It is fabulous. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Bethie, I'm looking forward to my guilty pleasure, I really shouldn't eat as much cake as I do but I can't resist. There has been a revival in baking, and tea shops during the last five years, and i have embraced it!
      Glad you're enjoying the Peter Jones book, I'm working my way through, and enjoying it.

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  3. yep that tea and cake sounds delightful--glad to hear you are doing better :)

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  4. Thank you Lynn, its good to get out and about in-between drafts.

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  5. Hi Maria - I've been looking for another writing magazine to subscribe to. I had a year's subscription to Writers Forum, which I did enjoy. How do you find 'Writing Magazine'? I've never read an issue of it and have been wondering about it. x

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    1. Lots of market news and details of the latest competitions in Writing Magazine, also some interesting author interviews.
      I prefer it to Writers Forum myself. I'd say its worth a go..

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    2. Thanks for the info Maria, appreciate it x

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  6. like you my friend Ana and I try to walk every day but the weather hasn't allowed us. Yesterday morning we dressed for dry sunshine and got liquid sunshine instead. Still we managed a walk.
    Good luck with your writing projects.

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    1. I know what you mean! So far this week I've struggled to get out and about, and I'm feeling a bit frustrated. Lots of rain here again too.

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  7. Good photos Maria and sensible targets with a nice one to hit regularly at number three! Cracking carrot cake at 'Just Write' Group today, refreshes the parts that words can't reach. 3 Flash Fiction done and ready to go now with the next Chapter of the book.

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    1. Keith,

      Many thanks, I am really enjoying getting out and about with the camera. It is a effort, especially with all the wet weather, but I do like to spend some time away from the keyboard, and it is actually good thinking time.

      Sounds like you have been very busy.

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