Monday, June 24, 2024

Weekly Goals, Week 26: Crazy Week #1

This week is going to be a cluster.  But before I get into that, I want to look at last week.

With the exception of Wednesday, I spent a fair bit of time writing last week.  The novel is coming along nicely, but it continues to surprise me, as new ideas keep coming.  This makes writing longer, but arguably makes the novel better.  I'm overall very pleased!

I also spent a fair bit of time over the weekend taking doll photos.  Taking Pride photos had been on my to-do list since the beginning of June, and ended up being a couple of massive photo shoots as our ideas for the photos kept growing.  The photos turned out great and I'm very pleased!

I didn't work on organizing in the doll room, though.  Just the photos.

I also got a major reprieve on my timeline for doing a sale.  My husband's unemployment finally came through (after he called and they discovered an issue that wasn't obvious in his online account).  And on Friday, he received a job offer, for a job that would start in two weeks.  It would be hybrid instead of fully remote, which we're less excited about.  He's been fully remote for over four years, and it'll be a tough transition to return to driving in to an office a few days a week.  Commuting is going to claim about two hours out of every day, I think, as the office is across town and he'll be fighting rush hour.  Maybe there will be a way he can stagger his drive so that the traffic isn't as bad.

That should mean that his next two weeks are free for whatever he wants to do, since he won't have to put so much energy into job searching anymore, but unfortunately it's not going to work out that way.  We're spending the next 10 days house sitting for his parents, and then we'll be spending the four days after that running a community table for NaNoWriMo at Fan Expo (formerly Denver Pop Culture Con, formerly Denver Comic Con).  House sitting is going to be especially busy and stressful because we'll have to drive back and forth between the two houses to take care of the cats, an especially demanding job now that one of them needs regular blood sugar tests and insulin shots.  But at the same time, we can't leave the dogs alone at his parents' house for too long, because there dog gets separation anxiety.

So it's going to be a busy, stressful week, and I don't expect to get much done.  I'm setting expectations low as a result.  I can write every day, no matter where I am, and I'm going to try to find time to work on the Ginger doll inventory when we're here, but with low expectations.

As it stands, these are my only goals:

  1. Work on my novel every day until finished
  2. Work on organizing the doll room

Hopefully we can figure out a routine and the week will go easier than I'm anticipating, but I'm mentally prepared for a rough week just in case.

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