|I'm Late, I'm Late - Maria A Smith|
The last week has been crazy mad! I feel like the White Rabbit, fictional character straight out of the book Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. I'm very late posting my progress report and goals for this week, my excuse - work! The day job took over my personal time a lot last week, spilling over into the evenings. Not good. I'm working, on working that out...
What I did last week:
Writing - Continuation of novel draft 2 - Nope!
Flash fiction 200 words for the writers group - Yes, although it was written on the bus on the way there!
Two Blog posts - Only managed the Goal list on Sunday.
Enter a competition - Nope, although did do some more work towards sending a story out.
Reading - Continue with 'Fear Nothing' by Dean Kootnz - Nope, try as I might I couldn't get any reading time.
Walking - Three walks - Yes! Amazingly, I managed my quota, and I feel so much better for it. The first was a specially organised health walk, the second a brisk walk around the town with a friend in the evening, and the third was an urban walk about in the city of Leicester at the weekend. I'm wearing my pedometer again, so I can log the miles. Those three walks clocked up eleven miles! I'm pretty pleased.
Photography - Capture more of winter. - Yes, on my Sunday walk through Calke Park.
Cake - Yes, I managed cake, a few times in a busy week, especially lovely to sit, and enjoy it at the end of a very busy working week.
|Tea & Cake! - Maria A Smith|
Cutting to the chase, feeling VERY frustrated that I had to spend so long at work which completely loused everything else up! Trying to drag the time back didn't work as the workload was such that it wouldn't wait. I think I should have written the week off by Wednesday instead of trying to catch up, and kill myself trying...consequently, the work is heavy again this week, and i have a BIG list of jobs not done at home too. Hate it when that happens.
Tiredness - My energy levels seemed to be on some wild roller coaster ride, dipping and rising, then plumenting to an all time low over the weekend. And that is why this blog post didn't go out on time.
Things I liked about last week:
Catching up with a writing buddy I haven't seen in over a year.
My asthma was much improved by the milder temperatures.
Lunch with a bunch of hilarious writers.
Onwards then, and this will have to be the 'salvage' week, not that I am happy with that but I really need to get topside of stuff, so...
Outside of writing, here are my goals.
De - clutter - Take bags and boxes to the charity shop, at least two car journeys.
Housework - A scary prospect but I WILL feel better after I have made friends with the Dyson and whizzed it around the house.
Laptop - Daughter needs a new one and I need to sort it out this week, so she can do her school work, and generally enjoy life. Imagine how I would be without mine!
Okay, thats enough, seeing as I have to catch up with the work stuff too. Regarding my writing, I'm doing the following,
Flash Fiction - 200 words for the writers group on Saturday
Subs club - Hold the monthly meeting, and do all the tasks beforehand like email reminders, finding a list of markets, and competitions etc
Novel - Read over the chapters that don't sit right with me, making a note of the plot holes.
Blog - Write at least one other post this week!
Walking - At least three would be good.
Swimming - Find a suitable venue, day, and time to swim.
I'm really hoping my plans don't get scuppered this week, and I'm left feeling energised by the end! I've got my list, so I had better get on with it now. Do let me know how you got on last week, and how this weeks plans are going?