Any Progress is Good

The pups are ready for Christmas!

This didn’t feel like an eventful week, yet when I think about it, I got a lot accomplished. We finished decorating for the holidays, and took photos for the Christmas cards, which I ordered yesterday. I would have liked to have had this done way before now, but that just didn’t happen. They’ll still come in in time for people to get them before Christmas, so that’s what matters. 

What I’ve Been Reading

Fiction reading has been slow, as I’ve been glomming on a blog lately: A Slob Comes Clean, by Dana K. White aka Nony the Slob. I discovered her books first, which I blogged about a couple weeks ago. When I learned she started with blogging, I had to check it out. Not only am I always looking for easier ways to manage my home, her writing is pretty darn funny.

She’s been blogging for ten years, and I went back and read from the beginning. I do this with blogs every once in a while when I find one that really draws me in, and I realized it’s reading about someone’s journey that I really enjoy. If you struggle with keeping up with your house, or just want some entertaining reading that’s also informative, I highly recommend A Slob Comes Clean!

What I’ve Been Writing


My goal this past week was to write at least five days, 250 words/day. Well, I ended up getting slightly stuck again, and I did get unstuck (thank you, Twenty Answers!) but didn’t quite hit that goal. I did write for four days, for a total of just over 1000 words. It may not be my goal, but any progress is good, so I’m happy with that. I still have some holiday-related stuff to do (mainly shopping), so I’m going to stick with the same goal for this week (and hope I stay un-stuck!).

What about you–are you ready for the holidays, if you celebrate? How are you doing with whatever goals you might have, whether writing or otherwise? Do you like to read blogs (other than writing blogs, for you writers!)? 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. Your dogs are so cute. I bet they love your new place! I will have to check out A Slob Comes Clean. I need some help in that department! No, not ready for Christmas but we’ll get there. I have until tomorrow to finish marking each of my YouTube videos as either for kids or not for kids. The FTC allows a third category, for mixed audiences, but YouTube isn’t giving us that choice. No, we’re threatened with a possible fine of $43,000 per video, or having our channel shut down if we don’t mark them correctly. It’s all very confusing, a huge time suck, and very unfair on YT’s part. Sheesh! I will focus on less content for kids and more for grownups. I still enjoy making the videos.

    Have a wonderful week, Jennette!

  2. I love your tree and the well-behaved pups under it. I have most of the house decorated for Christmas, except for the tree. I’ll have to get Hubby to bring it in sometime this week and then we’ll see how long it takes to get it decorated. Most years I’m like, “let’s just leave it natural and not put all the lights and junk on it.” To which Hubby gives me “the Look”, and I suck it up and decorate the darn thing. And don’t even mention it – no Hubby isn’t allowed to decorate it.

    Anyway, I’m going to try to take it easy from now until the first of the year. The only writing I’ll probably do is my blog and, hopefully, Christmas cards.

    Take care and have a great week.

  3. Love the tree and the puppers! I do most of my celebrating earlier in the year, when there’s less snow to get in the way of plans. So my holidays are low-key, staying home and being thankful for all of the wonderful parts of my life.

  4. Thanks, Lynn! Good luck with the YouTube marking – that sounds like a pain!

    Chris, there have been some years where I totally didn’t feel like decorating the tree – it can be a lot of work without help! Your plan for less writing sounds like a smart one.

    Shannon, low-key, staying home, and gratitude are always good!

  5. I wish I could take such a picture, but my dog and cats would just knock the tree down, so we have a small table tree which takes about 15 minutes to decorate. We also added decorations the girls made with their nanny but I think there are some more coming. Anyway, we’re pretty much ready.

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