ROW Check-in – A loss of momentum

Well, I’m here to check in – returned from Germany!  I made more progress in Germany than I thought I would, and had a harder time getting back into the swing of things and recovering from the trip than I’d anticipated!  So… not very much to update with this post but I thought I’d update all the same.

  • Writing: I did get some sporadic editing in over the last few weeks of no internet and planned missed check-ins, but it wasn’t nothing, so at least there’s that!  I think I did about one scene and a lot of reading and updating my scene list spreadsheet, trying to figure out the right way to rewrite one of the early first scenes.  Today with Mother’s Day I took the time to spend with my mom, mother-in-law, and grama, and it was nice to just have a relaxing dinner with them and make them happy. =) Didn’t leave much time for writing, but it was worth it.  Hopefully this week I’ll be back on track!
  • Health & Fitness: I’ve kept up the gym, but not the cardio as much. While I was traveling for work, there were no gyms or fitness rooms or anything so I walked all over the little German town we were in and tried to burn adequate calories for all the deli meat, baguette rolls, beer, and wine that is common in German food!  It worked because I lost some weight there – imagine that!  Unfortunately I’ve gained a pound or two back, but we’ll work on that. ;-]
  • Game: Continued progress. I got some new scenes sketched, started thinking about levels, and a few other things. We also wrapped up some business type things like opening our bank account – pretty sweet! That was surprisingly fun – best time I’ve ever had at a bank! hehe!
  • Reading: I read an immense amount on my trip, at nights and on plane rides.  I’m more than two-thirds of the way through If You Want to Write… I highly, highly recommend it, I think I’ve learned a lot!  It’s a weird old book, and wanders around, and you wonder if she’s going to get to the point, and then bam! That’s enlightening!  Highly recommended.

So… I’m struggling to get back on track with all my goals and normal life… Maybe if we can just finish this laundry… =]


5 thoughts on “ROW Check-in – A loss of momentum

  1. Losing weight while away…definitely impressive. Kudos!
    Sounds like you’re doing well in other areas as well.
    And I’m sure you’ll get your momentum back…and the laundry caught up.
    Happy Writing…and other stuff

  2. Well, there is always the laundry, right? Good for you in having such a productive trip to Germany–with a remarkable weight loss–and reading on trip, I find, is always so satisfying, adding a dimension to both the trip and the text. No doubt your momentum picked up this past week as life returns to your normal.


    • Kim, thanks for your support. I appreciate it. Sadly, I still haven’t really caught up with the laundry, but perhaps I never will! Oh, well, either way, I shall persevere!

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