Round One, Week Two Progress

…because I couldn’t think of a better title. This has been another uneventful week, aside from a lot of rain earlier in the week (and hoping those up north in the really bad stuff are staying safe!). Of course for me, rain means migraines, as my trigger seems to be falling barometric pressure. I’m thankful the rain let up midweek and was brief yesterday, so I felt better since then.

Almost every morning, my husband and I walk our dogs down the ridge line that bisects our property. Earlier this week (when it wasn’t raining), I saw that we already have daffodils coming up (there are a bunch of wild ones on our property). It’s normal for this area, though maybe on the early side even here, with the mild winter we’ve had. Still, seems remarkable to me because they don’t appear until a good month later in Ohio! Ohio is not a bad place, but we really love it here.

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Everything’s coming up… daffodils

What I’ve Been Reading

I picked up a nonfiction book from the library on exercise and health, but soon realized it was written for people who don’t have my migraine and fatigue issues, so I stopped reading it. I’m also still reading the last fantasy novel in the big, box set I bought last summer, and really enjoying it. This one pulled me in right from page one, while most of the others took a chapter or two for me to get into. I want to take WMG’s”How to Study” online workshop to learn how to go back through this book and see how the author did it.

What I’ve Been Writing

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My writing goal this week was to write 400 words a day, five days, for a total of just over 2,000 words. I met that, so yay! It was a bit of a challenge earlier in the week, and one day I got less than 300 words, but made up for that the other four days, so a win! Since it was a challenge, I want to ramp up slowly, so this week, I’m shooting for 450/day, for five days, and a total of 2250 words.

I did not quite meet my learning goal, as it turned out I had three more videos in the Week 3 lessons, not just one. I did complete those and the assignment, and got about halfway through the week 4 videos. My goal this week is to complete Week 4, with a bonus to begin the Week 5 videos. Before doing the bonus, I also need to do my monthly reading/learning about copyright. In any case, I’m ahead of schedule on my workshops, as my goal is to do two of these 6-week courses this Round.

What about you–how has your week been? Any signs of spring yet where you are? And how have you been doing on whatever goals you may be working on, whether writing or otherwise? I’d love to hear from you–please share in the comments!

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. Sorry to be the bearer or bad news, but Tennessee gets lots of rain. Be prepared. Winters are pretty mild (compared to Ohio) but you can’t escape the rain. Personally I love the rain because most of my life was spent in California where rainfall is scarce. I could do without the nasty thunder storms, but the rain doesn’t bother me. I’m sorry it triggers your migraines.

    Our daffodils are blooming here as well. It’s going to get cold again though so everything that budding out’s going to freeze. That’s just the way of it.

    Here’s to another quasi-productive and uneventful week. I’m still plugging along with my writing and exercise and workshop goals as well. I’m getting a little something done everyday and that’s an improvement so I’m a happy girl.

    Have a fantastic week.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  2. Sorry about the migraines, that’s no fun. But woohoo on meeting the writing goal. That is awesome.
    Definitely no signs of spring here(in NW PA), just a good bit of snow.

  3. I’m getting to the point in my life where these Wisconsin winters are not nearly as fun as they used to be. I would relish a rainy winter! We are going to Tennessee on vacation in April and I cannot wait. Wish I could go now, but there’s that darn day job!

    I’m going to really work on my writing this year. Just wrote 375 words on one of my WIPs. Been a long time since I’ve written much of anything, so am hoping I can keep it up.

    Best wishes with everything, Jennette, and hope those migraines settle down.

  4. Patricia, TN gets about the same amount of precipitation as OH – I researched it! šŸ˜€ And snow is just as troublesome for my migraines. It did get below freezing last night so oh well. Hope the daffodils come back.

    Thanks, Fallon!

    Chris, I much prefer the mostly-rainy winter, though we did have a few flurries today! What part of TN are you planning to visit on your vacation?

    Shannon, thanks, and good luck on the editing and audio!

  5. That sucks that rain triggers migraines. And snow! I’m so sorry, Jennette. Amazing that you accomplish so much while dealing with health issues. You’re a trooper! Pretty cool that you have wild daffodils growing on your property. I remember planting hundreds of bulbs when we lived in the High Desert of Southern California and now, years later, I sure would love to see them all in bloom. I hope you post some pics here when they bloom. Congrats on making progress on your goals. I’m building up my YT channel and now have 300 subscribers! Have had to work hard to get there. Am hoping to get tons of both videos and writing accomplished this year. January is flying by. Yikes! Hope you feel better and have a good week.

  6. Lynn, it’s been a good week so far, and the last half of last week was too. It’s been cold here this week, but so far the daffodils seem to be OK. I will definitely post pics when they bloom. Congrats on your YouTube channel, and good luck!

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