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Monday, June 8, 2015

Week 1 of THE Summer Vacation from Theatre

This is day late. I know, I know. I don't really have a good excuse for writing this today versus yesterday. So, I will just present my check-in...

This Week:
    *Reading: finished reading Murder in Three Acts (Agatha Christie) yesterday. Now that I have read a number of her books in succession I like to style. Yet, she has a tendency to re-use character tropes. Not a bad thing, but you can see where stories and characters blur together. Began The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman), one chapter in as of this post, and probably start Wicked (Gregory Maguire). I am kinda itching to begin a Book to Movie review for The Golden Compass.
    *Writing: wrote daily between blog posts and poems. I did not write Saturday or Sunday.
    *Editing: I edited the two paragraphs that I posted for WIPpet Wednesday.
    *Social Media: visited 4 blogs daily. Visited all of the WIPpeteers sites. Kept up with twitter throughout the week, not so much on the weekend. Saturday tends to be my unplugged day.
     *Submission: submitted 2 poems to the last issue of the Lincoln Underground.

This week (upcoming):
    *Reading: Continue with The Golden Compass and Wicked.
    *Writing: write daily.
    *Editing: edit my flash fiction piece, Love in Ferns (working title).
    *Submissions: 1 new submission.
    *Social Media: 4 blogs daily.
    *Housework: finish this weeks laundry and dishes. Find a carpet shampoo-er I can borrow, and then finish vacuuming the house.

Last week was a very productive week. Being able to come home and work on writing and housework. Been catching up on my sleep and feeling good all the way around. Hoping for another good week of productivity. Saturday was my day to goof off. Took my friend Sara and her daughters to Eldridge Park to ride the carousel and the dragon boats (thanks you Sara, I borrowed the pictures).

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 What do you do to reward yourself for being productive or completing a goal, Dear Readers?

Me? I will go ride carousels and dragon boats...


  1. Adorable pics and taking some time unplugged sounds like a wonderful idea. I don't think I would make it for very long. Good luck from a ROW80 blog hopping friend.

  2. What fun!

    I don't generally do rewards, because, for so long, I denied my need to write. Giving myself that freedom is a reward, and so is getting what's in my head out in the form of a story, novel, poem, or essay.

    That said, I try to do many things that delight me each day, just because a delighted me is more productive, and a lot more pleasant for the people who live with me to share a small home with.

    1. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! Huzzah for that, Shan!!

      And it was fun, especially seeing Wendy and Daphne enjoying themselves.

  3. The dragon boat is adorable! Good job on getting stuff done, too!

    I do reward myself often for getting my writing stuff done. Usually I spend it doing the things I give up doing so I can write. Last time, I played SIMS 4 all day. Some time before that I worked on creating a new edge for my front yard (gluing large landscape rocks into a boarder). It always feels well earned!


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