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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Round of Words: New Month, New Me!

Short week and feeling pretty good. Feel much more productive and positive today. Had a bit of an
epiphany about my writing and my goals for A Round of Words and Beyond. Happy to say I am going full tilt, so let's get this started.

I think this mood is partially because of my recent acquisition of Scrivener. Having been through the tutorial and am actually excited to start using it. Also, my friend James Owen has started a new page to his life with the e-book releases of all three of his Meditation Trilogy  (Drawing Out the Dragons, The Barbizon Dairies, and [for the first time], The Grand Design). He is offer Drawing Out the Dragons free at his site The Awesomist Revolution through September 10th.

This week:
     *Read "Abhorsen". I'm on Chapter 29, and rounding third of the book. Really good! I have loved revisiting Sabriel, Touchstone, Sameth, and Lirael's stories. Also, read a bit more of "Misty of Chincoteague", and while not a long read I get into one book and forget to read others that are in progress. Planning a blog around Misty, which includes reading some more of M. Henry's other books.
      *Visited fellow bloggers blogs yesterday, about 4. At 4 for the week, add 3 or 4 today, will be doing pretty good with that goal. Now to keep up with it.  I have decided to set time to visit and read others stuff each day to help attain it.
       *Blogged last night. That's one for the week. One more  and that'll be the start of the twice weekly blogging.
       *Wrote a bit with my Word Sparks.

Still working on:
       *Revision Time! Yeah, this hasn't happened yet. Working on it.
       *Submission Time! Honestly, I haven't had the proper time to work on this. Going to make time this week and block out submission time during the week.
       *Exercise Time! I have slacked on this. Even with the forthcoming winter (I know I shouldn't cuss on the internet). There is a full three weeks of Summer left, and after that Fall has decent weather to allow for exercise time. I want to get back to where I was when I was unemployed. When I had the time to work out. Work in progress, Babe!!
       *Write! Yeah, this will always be on this part of the list. :-)

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My mind has been on the end of summer, the return to school, and the beginning of the cooler and darker months. getting a little thoughtful. I am going to miss the summer nights and the greenery. Even though I love the foliage change, the crisp mornings, pumpkin spice, Halloween, and snuggling under warm blankets. There is a sadness that hangs over me right after labour day. Possibly a throwback to my days as student and returning to school? Or maybe my young friends who are seniors in High School, or the little ones starting Pre-K? Change is on the horizon and sometimes I get a little sad, but it is not bad, just thoughtful. I think I will haiku online later. It's turned into a form of therapy, writing haiku. That and listening to music.

Question for you, Dear Readers. What music do you listen to when you are feeling sad, angry, happy? I float between Meatloaf, Great Big Sea, and Celtic Woman.

1 comment:

  1. "Drawing Out the Dragons" looks fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
    Scrivener sounds like great software. Maybe one day . . .
    I feasted on a pretty steady diet of books like "Misty of Chincoteague" when I was young . . . way, way back. :) I may have to revisit the series.
    Our musical tastes, however, are antithetical. I'm more a Keith and Kristen Getty and Sovereign Grace Music kinda girl. :)
    Autumn is my favourite season, but I do know what you mean about the thoughtful sadness you mentioned.
    TTFN, Cindy


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