When I was a kid, I didn’t like Sundays very much, because they were boring. Even in college, at least starting out, I wasn’t crazy about weekends because I wasn’t a partier. My attitude on this changed by the time I graduated, and once I entered the work world and got a social life, I’m all for weekends.
For those of us with a traditional 8-5, Monday-Friday paycheck job, weekends are when we catch up on stuff around the house, spend time with family, and maybe once in a while, get to spend time with friends or do something fun just for us.
And once in a great while, we get a little gift of pure blessing: a day when we don’t have to go anywhere or do anything other than what’s on our own agenda.
I hardly ever get those days. But yesterday, I did, and I totally cranked on my ROW80 goals! Here’s what I did this week:
- Work through Lesson 10 of How to Think Sideways – Done. There wasn’t much to do beyond reading, in relation to my current WIP
- Print out short story and do initial read-through for revisions – Done!
- Get It Together exercise 7 & 8 – Done!
- Three interval workouts and two shorter workouts – Done!
- Format a friend’s book for print – Done, as much as I can until she decides on what trim size she wants and gets me back cover copy, etc.
Here are my goals for the quarter overall:
- Work through Lesson 18 of How to Think Sideways – done through Lesson 10.
- Complete Saturn Society short story – revision started!
- Release Times Two (combined ebook of Time’s Enemy and Time’s Fugitive) – waiting until I get other projects done
- Complete Get It Together exercises and data gathering – completed sections 3 – 8.
- Three interval workouts and two shorter workouts per week – ongoing
- BONUS: Release Hangar 18: Legacy – Needs revision based on beta reads - waiting until I get other projects done
- BONUS: Plot out and begin writing first book in new series
- Read Lesson 12 of How to Think Sideways (Lesson 11 is how to prepare a submission for traditional publishers – been there, done that, and I’m done with that, so I’m skipping it)
- Short story – revisions, first pass
- Request beta reads for short story
- Get It Together exercise 9 & 10
- Three interval workouts and two shorter workouts
- Format a friend’s book for print if she gets me what I need
- Critique a chapter for another writing friend
- Prepare another friend’s business cards for printer
How are you doing, whether or not you’re doing ROW80? Have you had a catch-up day lately? Are you someone who likes a day where you don’t have to go anywhere or do you get antsy staying home all day?