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RCC Update–interim–July 2013

I am disappointed that roughly two weeks have gone by since my last update, when I had intended to make weekly updates.  Oh … d**n … I just blew Goal #1 … again 😦

My Goals

(1) Get off my own back.  Yadda yadda.  They’ll find a cure for the common cold before they find a cure for my self-flagellation.

(2) Set up a schedule of posting that gives me time to write, but doesn’t make followers think I’ve fallen off the face of the earth.   I adjusted this goal down to posting to The Community Storyboard and my blog, perhaps on alternate weeks.  That all depends on whether someone has posted an engaging writing prompt and/or I:

(3) Get organized.  What a joke this goal is!! Especially right now when our kitchen is in such disarray.  The good news is that the cabinets are all in.  We have to wait on the countertop but in the meantime my dear hubby laid plywood over the cabinets so we have workspace.  And we can start unpacking and filling in the upper cabinets.  But I still have to wash dishes in my shower.  And now that we’re moving things around again, I’m feeling disoriented (doesn’t take much).

(4) Write the third novel in my series, The Widow’s Club (working title).  This is the one goal I may actually be succeeding with:  I’ve written 13,147 words so far.  At this rate, I could be done ahead of schedule, but I’ve had the luxury of a long weekend.  Tomorrow (Monday) it’s back to the workday world and I’ll be happy to get any writing done.

So that’s my update.  I probably won’t make another RCC update until end of July, just to spare myself from having to admit that I’m still behind on most of my goals.  I mean, really, I’m not that much of a masochist, am I?  (No one has to answer that question.)

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Marie A Bailey

Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.

17 replies

  1. Well, I guess you can save some time by washing your dishes and showering at the same time.
    Like you, I work full-time, so sticking to my writing and blogging goals can be a challenge. Have a great week!


    1. Yes, I agree. You are working hard and you are always so professional. It’s good to cut yourself some slack now and then (says one who never takes her own advice).


  2. What happened to the good old days when we could be eccentric recluses living in high-ceilinged apartments in some glamorized version of a real city?


    1. Just make sure your goals are reasonable. I always start with way too high expectations and then get disappointed when I don’t meet them 🙂


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