An Eventful Week

…to follow and uneventful one, of course! Mostly this was travel–no wait, it was all travel. I had to go to Ohio for work, so that pretty much consumed my week, and as you might guess, no writing got done.

Work went well, and my teammates and I accomplished what we’d planned to do during my visit, so that was good! I got to spend a couple of evenings with my parents, one with friends, and also got to see my daughter and her partner. So overall a great time! It just didn’t leave much time for anything else–and that’s OK.

What I’ve Been Reading

I finished a novel before I left, The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club, Book 4 by Ann Warner. This is a cute, cozy mystery series about people who live in a retirement community. In this book, the main characters are handed several valuable pieces of artwork that were stolen in an infamous heist decades before, and now must return it while avoiding being charged with the crime themselves. A fun and delightful installment in a series I really enjoy! Highly recommended!

 

What I’ve Been Writing

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Ummm…. nothing. Just too much going on this week. I also didn’t have a chance to watch any workshop videos, so that too is a big fat zero. I don’t regret it because family and friends are more important, and I don’t get to see them often, since our move. But this is a new week, and I’m going to fall back on the same goals: for the writing, make a list of 20 things that could happen in each of the next three scenes; for the learning, I want to watch the first week’s videos and do the assignment for a WMG Publishing online workshop in Secondary Plotlines. Actually getting into the writing will be a bonus.

What about you–ever have one of those weeks where you make no progress? Have you done any traveling lately? How are you doing on whatever goals you’re working toward, whether writing or otherwise? Please share in the comments–I’d love to hear from you!

Jennette Marie Powell writes stories about ordinary people in ordinary places, who do extraordinary things and learn that those ordinary places are anything but. In her Saturn Society novels, unwilling time travelers do what they must to make things right... and change more than they expect. You can find her books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, iTunes, and more.

5 Responses to \

  1. Sounds like you had a successful week well spent. It may have been the break your muse (subconscious) needed.

    I’m making slow but steady progress on the revision of my outline. For me outlines are the bones that I will flesh out and dress in fancy clothes (or not). In theory, it should make the writing easier and faster, but we shall see.

    Here’s to a smooth, goal-achieving week!

  2. Definitely spending time with family and friends is most important, and sometimes that means travel. We went to my son’s, four hours away, just for overnight Friday, but it still took up the entire weekend it seems. But that’s okay.

    Glad you had some time away. There is still plenty of time to get back on track.

  3. I don’t like to travel, but to visit family, that’s always important. That’s so nice that you got to visit your parents, friends, and your daughter, plus accomplished your work project. A good week, it sounds like. I’ve been hustling doing YT challenges. It’s forcing me to clean and declutter while doing them, plus I’m getting exercise, so it’s a win-win and is helping me de-stress. Dealing with ugly stuff. Life is never boring, is it?

    Hope you have a productive week with the writing. And it’s always good to be home, isn’t it? “There’s no place like home” is my favorite quote. Every time I turn the handle to the front door, I’m so relieved to be back home. Just a home body! Take care!

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