|How Things Used To Be - Maria A Smith|
The week ahead is going to be more of the same, I'm working away from home and shall try and juggle as much as I can, realistically I know there will be very little downtime.
So what did I do last week?
Recovery - MOSTLY DONE - I stuck to my word and tried to rest, as well as do a little gentle exercise. I managed to get to the pool just twice to continue with my 'water wading' although I did about half as much as I usually do. My back exercises are a priority, and I did the mat work every day, but I just felt to grim to go to Pilates on Tuesday evening.
Flash Fiction - DONE - Very last minute, (wrote in the carpark, twenty minutes before the meeting) but managed the 150 words to read out on Saturday.
Phoenix Writers - DONE - A very quiet meeting on Saturday, which I chaired. There was a good variety of prose read out, and it was interesting to hear people giving critique on each piece.
Novel Rewriting - FAIL - I couldn't manage anything for the first three days of last week due to feeling so lousy, then with working away until Friday evening, there was just no time left.
All in all, not a productive week, however, I knew this, and my expectations were much lower. The week ahead will be similar, but I hope to achieve the following...
Phoenix Writers - There are things I must do, one is the flash fiction challenge yet to be set by the Chair, the second is preparation for 'Subs Club' where several of us meet up after the main meeting to discuss markets for our writing, as well as what submissions we've made and progress.
Novel Rewriting - This may be ambitious, given my workload but I'd like to have another thousand words rewritten.
Relaxation - In between my hectic schedule, I need to hit the pause button every now and then. I'm thinking this will have to be in my hotel room where I'll be limited. Perhaps a few early nights, or a half hour siesta early evening before the evening meal, or meditation. I will have to see what can be done, but it must never be far from the front of my mind.
Thats my week planned, what will you be up to?