This week has been very “summer” for me. What I mean is time seems to be scarce. I’m scrambling to fit in everything I want and usually failing. Overall, I feel not much is happening and I’m getting nothing done.
But that last statement isn’t very true. I’m doing lots with my kids. We saw snakes, gold finches, a muskrat, and other such wildlife at the state park during our walks. At the “playground” park we played basketball and tossed a football. We set up triops tanks they got as gifts (should be hatching any day now). On a rainy day, we watched THE CROODS and laughed.
I guess a better definition of a very “summer” week is I kept putting other stuff off, like editing, reading, and even cleaning, to make sure I have time and moments with my kids. And to me, time with my kids is the definition of summer. While it might not be super success week for my ROW80 goals, it is a success week for me in regards to life and motherhood.
Okay, last week I said…
To be on track: By Sunday, I need to do ALCHEMY chapter 4 draft 2 (all of it). I need to start reading PLANET and taking notes for edits. I need to reach chapter 17 of COOKIES AND SCREAM and half done VA: SK. And I need to do WW and ROW80 visits.
How’d I do?
ALCHEMY chapter 4 draft 2 is done and I feel this project is on the right track. After that, I took a day off (“summer” distractions). Then, I started reading for edits on PLANET, which I’m still doing. PLANET’s fixing is going to take a lot of work. I’m on chapter 11 of COOKIES AND SCREAM and only a quarter done the graphic novel VAMPIRE ACADEMY: SHADOW KISS. I failed at visiting.
Additional notes about goals include: There was stuff happening with Project A, but it didn’t distract me from the big goals. I did workout 5 out of 5 days this week. We bought a Marvel print subscription to SILK for my daughter and (naturally) I’ll be reading it too. Speaking of Marvel subscriptions, my issue #2 of A-FORCE came Friday (I expected it later than that) and I read it that very day. (Loved it!)
To be on track this week: I need to finish reading PLANET for edits and start the (already very many) edits. Again I’ll aim for Chapter 17 of COOKIES AND SCREAM, but this time I’ll aim to finish VA:SK.
What defines summertime for you?
Are there any animals you like to spot out in the wild?