Quick quick quick!

Well hello there! I’m determined to get this ROW 80 post in only semi-late, although my cat seems to have other plans… So this will be quick!

I got in an hour of editing AND worked in the idea for my next book, so go team! That’s meeting my goal and my stretch! I also spent the weekend reading my first real romance novel. I picked a Nora Roberts supernatural romance, and it wasn’t terribly surprising that the book was great. Can’t wait to get the next one in the trilogy, which is a great feeling that I haven’t found in a while. It rekindled both my reading love and a certain zest for life that had been waning a bit, and there was a ton to learn from the book too. I may read it again or diagram the plot to analyze it better. Did I say this was going I be short? HA HA!!

On the health side, I could not make it to yoga class again, but my husband and I spent hours walking in the park and city on Sunday, so all in all I think I did more time than normal. While I’m feeling good, I have to admit this is not enough to help me lose my remaining baby weight so… Need to think about stepping up goals a bit. I also got to my ab exercises about every other day, so I’m doing so-so in that arena.

Whoops! Two check-ins missed!

I missed both my check-ins this week! Yikes! Fortunately it was the posting I slacked on, and I still met most of my goals. 😀 Does that mean they’re too easy…? 😉

Writing: I was able to get an hour in on Saturday night, and two scenes revised – whoopee! I also further filled out my list of big edits I want to make and consistency things to check for. Haven’t gotten in any more since then, but technically I am ahead anyway!

As far as exercise goes, I didn’t do my walks and yoga, but I did plenty of other physical activity instead! On yoga class day, my mom, Grama, son, and I had a special day where we went to the Aviary and walked for hours looking at the eagles, penguins, and other birds. I also spent two long days weeding and planting in the yard in this heat! So all in all I think I’ve met the spirit of my goals!

Now to keep them up for the next week! Wish me luck!

First week of ROW update

Another quick update, as it’s already too late, and I should be in bed, and likely as soon as my head hits the pillow, my little one will wake up hungry to be fed…   (A little unintentional poem there?)

Writing: Got in a half hour today after this busy holiday weekend, and I didn’t do much writing/editing as much as I read about Scrivener, Storybook, and My Writing Spot, and tried to decide which tools are right for me. I’ve always loved Word pretty dearly too, so it’s a tough decision, and I can’t proceed with edits in more than one file, so I kinda need to pick quickly. I’m thinking I will try Storybook + Word, and try Scrivener when I start my next first draft of a new project. However, all in all, I didn’t get to my stretch goals of thinking of new story ideas or completing scene revisions, but I did dedicate the half hour, so go me!

Exercise: I got in one of two walks, and started ab exercises tonight! When I combine that with the exercise I got touring a botanical conservatory with my mom and son on Friday and going to a huge concert at a stadium yesterday, I consider this week a win!

Yay for a good start to the ROW! =D