Where Did the Week Go?

I did not get much done on my writing this week, and at initial glance, I wasn’t sure why.

Then I looked at what else I had going on over the week. Early in the week, I designed a cover for a writer friend who’s putting together an anthology of true stories about cats. I’ll post the cover when she’s ready for a reveal. Yes, I have an entry in it too, the story of how my parents got their cat! I’ll announce more when it releases.

I did more work on the marketing course, and also worked on a mobile version of my website (anyone who’s hit this site with a phone knows it’s not very mobile-friendly).

And Thursday was a special day–my wedding anniversary! Since we took a trip last year, we kept it simpler this year–DH and I just went out for a nice dinner that included steak, lobster, wine, and chocolate lava cake. 🙂

On Friday, my daughter came home for spring break, so lots of time spent catching up with her. We do talk on the phone regularly, but it’s not the same. Yesterday was more good weather, and our first fire in the backyard. And finally, today’s post went up late because she and I went to see the musical South Pacific at a local dinner theater with my mom, so more good family time.

And of course, there’s always this:

Isis catching ball

I did manage to get some reading done, but not much, so I’ll share that next week.

ROW80Logo175ROW80 Update: I keep getting fooled by the changes I’m making, thinking there’s less to them than there are. Last week I had one new scene turn into three; this week I had one scene that I thought would be an easy revision, actually needs to be entirely redrafted, due to changes I made earlier in the story. I outlined that, but it still needs to be written. I also had one complete scene that somehow never got printed out, and therefore never went through initial review and markup, so I did that. That seems to have been the MO of this story all along. So not much progress there, though not for lack of me trying. This week may be busy, with today mostly gone, my daughter home, and possibly some other family stuff (good stuff) later in the week. With that, I figure any progress will be good, though I’m going to try to get the one scene redrafted, and the next one marked up. It’s also the end of ROW80 Round 1, so I’ll give a recap next week.

What about you–how has your week been? Had one lately where one thing after another kept you from something you wanted to do? Here’s hoping it’s like mine–good stuff, so can’t complain! How are you doing on whatever goals you might be working toward, whether writing-related or not? Please share–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. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a lovely time (and some good food, too).

    Last week was lousy. No writing done. Just couldn’t get focused (especially when my cold decided it wasn’t through with me and returned for a visit). Heck, even reading was a chore (but I managed to do it!). Hoping this week turns out way better. It certainly can’t be worse.

  2. Yay – lobster and wine!!! Congratulations on another year together. I hope you have many more.

    And yay that you got some mommy daughter time. How precious those moments are. Grab on to them whenever you can.

    And yay on the new book cover and the story. Now I’m curious about your cat story.

    Here’s to another week!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  3. Stacy, you must have that flu that’s been going around – yuck! I hope you’re better soon, if not already!

    Patricia, it was all so nice! And I will definitely announce here when the cat story anthology comes out. Thanks!

  4. First of all…Happy Anniversary!!! I think you spent it beautifully Jennette. A nice dinner out with just you and the hubby. Sounds perfect. And so does the South Pacific! “I’m gonna wash that man right outa of my hair.” Sorry, I just couldn’t help my self. Lol! Oh wait. “Bali Ha’i…” and “Some enchanted evening…” and “I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love with a wonderful guy!” No, I don’t love South Pacific or anything. lol. One of my all time favs. I hope you and your family had a great time. Now me? I’m busy packing for a move. I know, I know, I’m not happy about it either. So if I’ve gone missing here and there, you’ll know why. Have a good week and I hope your good weather holds up. Y’all deserve an award for the tough winter you’ve lived through. 🙂