An Uneventful Week is a Good Week

And yes, it’s been an uneventful week around here–just doing the day job, writing, and living life between the two (as in fixing dinner, cleanup, that sort of thing). Yesterday a bad storm rolled through, which for me = migraine, so not much of anything got done then, but yay me! I’d already met my goals. And that’s so much easier to do when there’s not much else going on.

My dog Skeet finds uneventful days a good opportunity to make herself comfortable on the day bed in my office.

What I’ve Been Reading

I finished another novel in the fantasy box set (I swear I’m almost done–I started this thing back in August!). I enjoyed this one, too. I don’t like to talk about books I don’t like, because in the case of the one in the box set, it was just not to my taste, but because of it, I don’t want to name the set. But I do expect I’ll be buying more fantasy this year, because most of these books are part of series.

What I’ve Been Writing

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As noted above, I met my goals this week! After not hitting my writing goals in so long, doing so twice in a row is really exciting. My writing goal was to write 375 words/day, at least five days. I did write five days, and exceeded the word count for a total of a little over 2200 words. Part of me wants to ramp up to 500 words/day (and I exceeded that one day), but it was also a bit of a push so I’m going to go for 400/day this week, again shooting for five days and a total of 2000 words.

I also met my learning goal of completing week 2 videos and assignment for the WMG Publishing “Teams in Fiction” online workshop, and I went on to week 3. I’ve done all but one video (there are five), so I’m going to set a goal to complete that and the assignment, and do the week 4 videos this week, with a bonus goal to complete the week 4 assignment as well.

What about you–do you like uneventful weeks, or do you find them boring? Do you read box sets? And if so, do you go on to buy other books in a series if you like the one in the set? How are you doing with whatever goals you’ve had, 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.

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  1. Yay! You met your writing goals two weeks! Great job! And your learning goals and you’re reading. Wow. Color me impressed. I haven’t had an uneventful day in at least two or three months and my intentions have suffered for it. I’ve managed to write a little here and there, but nothing like what I’d intended.

    Yesterday we had near blizzard conditions and extreme cold so I took the day “off.” Didn’t go out of the house (not even to visit my husband in the rehab center) and binged one of my favorite television series. I needed a re-charge day. And now it’s a new week with better weather. We’ll see how I manage going forward.

  2. Hurrah! That’s a great week! I love uneventful weeks. As an introvert I need at least two of them a month, and could use even more right now. I’m still recovering from my trip in October! I’ve been worried about getting a migraine myself with the temperature fluctuation lately. Fingers crossed the weather stabilizes and it all works out.

  3. Woo hoo! Congrats on meeting your goals! I’m a big fan of uneventful weeks. Ordinary days are awesome! I’m reading Stephen King’s “The Stand.” It has something like 300 or 400 pages that he had to cut from the original version so it’s over 1300 pages. I don’t do well with horror, but his writing is so good, I can learn a lot from him. Have a wonderful week!

  4. Good for you for meeting those goals. Yeah!

    I don’t remember the last time I had what I could call an uneventful week. It seems like something is always going on in my personal, family, or work life, and so, I don’t get done the other things I need to.

    I’m going to try really hard in 2020 to not over-schedule myself and to make sure to take the time for myself, which includes working on my own goals. And wishing you continued success with your goals.

  5. Thanks, Fallon!

    Lynette – ugh, I’m sorry to hear you haven’t had any good uneventful days, but glad you took the opportunity of a snow day! Here’s hoping it gets better!

    Shannon, with you on both the introversion needing uneventful weeks, and on the weather!

    Lynn, when I read The Stand, it was the unabridged version. When I later learned which scenes were cut, they were some of my favorites!

    Chris, I went through many months like that between dealing with the build, packing, moving, unpacking, projects… it wears on you after a while! Here’s hoping you get some unscheduled time for yourself and your writing this year!

  6. I wouldn’t say your week was uneventful seeing how much you did! But I guess not having to deal with too many things may seem uneventful for a change. πŸ˜‰
    Yay for meeting your weekly goals, good luck for the week to come!

  7. Busy, creative, successful… a real event for an uneventful week. πŸ™‚ I jest, but I know how wonderful moments like these can be. Congrats, Jennette.

    I know you’re eager to build up your writing goals, but I think your compromise for raising them only to 400 is sound. This was an uneventful week. Others… well, you know how fast things can change. Better to keep a steady sense of progress to buoy you when those annoying eventful days do come around.

  8. I’ve actually made some progress on my WIP, my attempt to finally clean out my e-mail inboxes (I have 3 accounts) and to watch some of the webinars I purchased but have yet to listen to. I didn’t realize I had signed up for so many on-line classes until I started organizing everything in my e-mail inboxes.

    I haven’t been doing as much reading as a result because I feel like my brain is full at the end of every night but it’s kind of fun too. I’m always amazed at the amount of stuff I know absolutely nothing about until I start learning about it. Cool beans!

    Here’s to another uneventful – and hopefully migraine free – week.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  9. Thanks, Rui!

    Eden, so true how it can change so easily! And thanks.

    Patricia, glad to see some progress for you too! Only three email addresses? I think I cut mine down to 8 with the move. Thanks, and good lick to you too!

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