Monday, June 17, 2013

Goals check for the week of June 10

It just figures that immediately following two of the most productive weeks I've had all year, this last week would be my least productive.  At least, I think it's probably about the least productive.  It was my first week of my summer schedule, and it was a reminder of how much busier I am when the kids are out of school, and my hours double.

1. Novels: I didn't work on my novel at all this past week.  Well, technically I revised a few paragraphs Monday and a few more on Tuesday, but that's really not much to speak of.  I am writing this post Sunday evening, as I expect a busy day tomorrow, so I might get a little bit more done this evening -- but I don't think it will be very much.  Unfortunately July is fast approaching, and with it the second session of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I am not nearly as far as I intended to be by this time.

2. Blogs and websites: No progress.

3. Other writing projects: No progress.

4. Books: After I got done with my book club's selection, I wasn't quite in the mood to go back to the tedium of Les Miz, so I read a short YA novel and then started reading a book about the 1920s.  I am letting myself slide on this since it technically counts as research for my novels...

5. Horses: Panama saw a lot of action this week -- V. (the girl I nanny for) had lessons Tuesday and Thursday and a practice ride on Friday, and I rode him (bareback -- it was something of a "horse therapy" ride for me, since I'd had a crazy day) Wednesday evening.  Rondo was only ridden on Friday, when V. and I rode together.  I didn't ride at all over the weekend, since the horses had a big change on Saturday: Rondo moved into Panama's corral, up at the very front of the barn.  I am happy because I have wanted them together from day one, primarily for my convenience but also because I'd like them to know they are "brothers" now.

This coming week should be a more productive week in theory, since I actually have the week off from my nanny job (and no other work, either, other than my novel).  We did set aside a few days for a vacation, though, and the rest of the days have already been filling up alarmingly fast.  In other words, I suspect this week may not end up being so productive, after all.  I have another week off in July -- during Camp NaNo, as luck would have it -- and I am setting that one aside for working on my novel!

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