But when the racket sounded like we were driving on the rim, we pulled over to a parking lot to try to change that wretched tire that now looked like imps ate it for breakfast. A young man passing by stopped to say, "Need some help?" Yes, I am grateful for the kindness of strangers.
Big picture ROW80 goals: Thankfully, I am writing a minimum of 300 words a day. Every day presents new challenges, including DH's 2.5 hour visit to the dentist yesterday. But if I begin the morning with writing, that goal is achievable. Here is the detail of progress so far this week (blue = done, green = making progress, red = not even touched . . . yet).
First beta reader came back with comments on 10 chapters of Mothers Don't Die. My biggest concern was whether police work and the police had been shown realistically. So far, so good. Again, I am thankful for the kindness of strangers.
Might as well divulge all. I'm struggling a bit with how to eat as a newly diagnosed diabetic not on meds. Fasting blood sugars are all over the place. SparkPeople has a neat program online to track food, and this week, since I can't decide exactly what I really CAN eat for breakfast (or for that oh-so-necessary bedtime snack), I vented on a forum. Wow! Back came very useful advice from people I had never thought about. So this week, I am more than grateful for the kindness of strangers.
Which brings me back to ROW80. Real life can interrupt and distract us from reaching our writing goals. But the process of setting our dreams into concrete, achievable steps makes all possible. We persevere. So drop in on other ROW80 writers to see what's up . . . and be thankful for the kindnesses that come to us every day.
|Me and the grandkids reading.|