Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday: April 28: ROW80 Update

Sunday night. Still light outside at 7 pm. Time for ROW80 check-in. It's too late for coffee but how I wish for a nice cuppa.

WRITING: Did stay current with writing a poem a day this week. As the month winds down, I begin to see that I cannot write fiction AND poetry at the same time. I'm feeling "blue" (today's NaPoWriMo poetry prompt), but I do mean closer to worn down by the press of other deadlines. But I did make progress with Years of Stone this week. Mapped out all key characters/locales for Section 3 (yes, I'm working backwards). REVISED GOAL: Complete same for Section 2 by WEDS.

BLOGGING: Keeping up with posts and reading posts by others (between 5-10 a day). When people comment, I visit their blog and comment there. Sometimes I respond on my blog. I'm not sure which is more appropriate, but I seem to run out of time when I do one or the other. Unless someone subscribes, say, to my blog, how would they ever see my comment? So which is preferred: to comment in response or to visit the person's blog? I'm beginning to realize I can't do both.  My "motivational article" for ROW80 is supposed to go up on April 29. That's tomorrow. Still need to read ROW80 posts tonight.

MARKETING: Holding my first ever Rafflecopter give-away on my writing blog (which ends tonight at midnight). Posted Mermaid Quilt on craigslist. Met with local author to talk about marketing (2 hours over coffee) and got invited to do a guest blog. Actually sold two books at a quilting guild meeting (and 2 more at a local book store this week). Allen says the book is not officially "launched" until Amazon's wider distribution goes into effect (about 4-6 weeks). REVISED GOAL: Post those Book Club questions by Weds.

PUBLISHING: I think I will waffle forever between indie publishing and self-publishing. Identified 3 more potential independent publishers. GOAL: Will sub to one by WEDS.

PUBLIC RELATIONS VOLUNTEER WORK: Finished article on charity quilts by deadline. Waiting for comments. Exhausted after 9 am to 10 pm meeting Thurs this week. Need to rethink my stamina and commitments. GOAL: Send rewrite of quilt show and pics of 'block of the month' to webmaster by WEDS.

PERSONAL: Doing OK with exercise (2x water aerobics, 1 long day hauling books around). Not as well with meditation. Continuing to clean out (let go) of papers in office. Still behind. Got to quilt some on my cowboy charity quilt. This is fun, rather like a story without a plot, where I make blocks but the final pattern is not yet clear. I did make a reading goal at GoodReads, but I find that I read crap when I'm tired. I'm talking about romantic suspense and romantic cosies. Somehow I don't think that should count toward my reading goal. I feel guilty. Then I just don't care. BY WEDS: Make a dent in T. C. Boyle's San Miguel.  Hubby's health somewhat improved.

May your week go well! 

Do you find your goals shifting each week???

Blue = my favorite color
Blue = how I'm feeling just now

Blue Poison Frog, Brazil (Wikipedia)

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