It was a long and exciting week here. There was work (ugh), writing (yay!), teen girl drama (when isn’t there), a new kitten (pics in the near future, her name is Tillian and she is uber cute), unexpected drama (big frowny face) and tons of ultra-cool people (like you *smile*). Overall it was a challenging week, but a good one. Lessons have been learned, obstacles overcome and growth occurs. Here’s how I did on my goals.
The NaNo project, very loosely called “Prism Seed” is coming along well. Not as much in word count this week but I made quite a few breakthroughs on smoothing out the story line. Yes, I put in 12k the first week but much of that was brainstorming ideas. Since then I’ve cut about 60% in refining the concept (which is much better now, thank you Kristen Lamb, Larry Brooks and Alexandra Sokoloff) and am starting to get clearer visions of my characters (heroine and the bad guys). I should be ready by Nov 1 with a working outline.
I am one lesson behind in Kristen’s blogging class but will be doing that this afternoon. Awesome information in this class. Just sayin’. Take it. *smile*
And now to the dreaded treadmill *hangs head*.
So yesterday, I wrote Kerry for our bi-weekly check-in with each other and related that I had been missing the treadmill goal. Work, kids, blah, blah…”I am beginning to wonder if I need exercise given that I am so active naturally.”
Yeah, that would be nice, but no.
Kerry writes back to me and says: “If you don’t mind a little ROWbro butt kickin’ then I would suggest you really ask yourself if this is logic speaking or rationalizing.” Well, of course, I was rationalizing. Thank you ROWbro, back on course.
Then this morning, literally two seconds after I started typing this paragraph, Kerry IM’s me to say that he needed to take his own advice. We had a nice conversation and kicked each other back in gear to exercise and today, no excuses, I’m back on the treadmill and my fabulous ROWbro is starting his own exercise routine. We aren’t young guys and maintaining our bodies is a must for reasons of energy and overall health.
You now have permission to call us out if we don’t list an exercise goal or update on progress. I’m going to make myself and Kerry (because I know he won’t mind) accountable to all of you, fellow ROW travelers, on our exercise quest. And if you have any fitness tips, tricks or exercise routines you enjoy, share them with us. We’d love to hear what everyone else is doing to stay fit as well.
Off to visit some other ROWers now and hit the NaNo prep. Hope all of your weeks have been good ones.