My goodness. Where in the world does the summer go so quickly? I swear it’s Memorial Day one minute and then half of July is gone the next. Such is the life of having out-of-town family, I suppose. Road trips, visits and events galore. My in-laws came to visit this weekend and we spent some time exploring our new town. I found lots of fun things I can do with the kids and I got to show off my new favorite place in the world: Anderson’s Bookshop. The best stinkin’ indie bookstore in the world (or, at least, in the greater Chicago area…but probably the world too).
The weekend was tons of fun, but it also meant no time for writing or blogging. It was kind of nice to enjoy being untethered from my computer, I have to say. But after our visitors left to go home, I had this nagging sensation in the pit of my stomach. I had a ton to catch up on. Darn all this public accountability stuff. Hehe.
So, I pawned the kids off on my husband today. I mean…I graciously asked him if he would mind being Captain Parent and he said yes, because he is a super-duper husband and father whom I love very much *smooches*. I managed to catch up from zero word count days on Friday and Saturday, and added 2001 words total today to make up for it. With my average over the last 7 days, I am now 5538/5250, which puts me 288 words over my total goal for the week. Woot!
“Story” still does not have a title. And darn Blake Synder’s Save the Cat (which I started reading this weekend) if I don’t feel all kinds of guilty about that. I should have a working logline and killer title right now. The logline I have pretty solid in my head. The title. Well…must.think of.title.now. If you haven’t read Save the Cat, buy it. Now. You’ll thank me later (as I now thank those who recommended it to me).
I sent beta feedback to my friend on her first few chapters. I need to dive in and do some more. But I feel good for getting it started.
Blogging will be tackled this week. I only blogged twice last week (out of my goal of 3) and one of those was an #ROW80 check-in. Probably doesn’t count. BUT (I get at least one “but”, right?)–I made that goal mid-week. So, this will be my first official “must blog 3 times per week” week. Pressure’s on for tomorrow, I guess.
That’s it! I hope the other participants had a fabulous first week.