ROW80 Check-In & A Song

Checklist

Plan of Attack for Last Week

Read the Bible and devotional materials daily.

~ most days

Spend more time preparing a meal plan and making healthy meals.

~ didn’t happen

Get my comments off to “the most patient author ever,” who enlisted my help as a beta reader.

DONE! (Cue fireworks.)

Assist a new author take the next steps now that she has a finished manuscript.

~ got her pointed in what I hope is the right direction

Complete and submit our book proposal for Still Living Beyond My Circumstances.

~ the finish line is within spittin’ distance

Attend my writers’ group on Tuesday.

~ had to be postponed until the 31st

Edit two chapters for one client.

~ this coming week looks more likely

Review six chapters for a second client.

~ make that four chapters

Work on a third client’s story for her collection.

~ done

Write and upload 5-8 devotionals for HopeStreamRadio.

~ make that two devotionals

Write a number of blog posts.

~ make that “wishful thinking”

Complete a critique of a short piece.

~ yepper

Read more.

~ not as much as I would have liked but definitely more than I have been reading

And get to the gym!

~ this week, definitely this week

Plan of Attack for the Coming Week

Study the Bible, read devotional material, and pray daily

Special time with my hubby

Special time with my daughter

~ begin studying The Life Ready Woman with my daughter and her BFF

Post 2-3x on family Facebook group

Devote 15-30 minutes to organizing / cleaning the house each day

Make a meal plan and stick with it

Get to the gym 3x

Get last 4 chapters to one of my editing clients (When she gets the completed manuscript back to me with her comments, I will do a final read-through.)

Get 2 chapters edited for a second client

Get 1-2 things off my Procrastination List at the office

Prep blogging schedule and write posts for this site, my website, and those on which I guest post

Complete a critique for a fellow COMPEL member

Read fiction and nonfiction daily

And now for one of my new favourite songs …

May 15 ROW80 Check-In

Highlighters

This week I’ll just share the highlights …

Who I Connected With

I was able to spend Friday evening with my coauthor, Paralympian Deb Willows, share a meal, and work on our second book, tentatively titled Still Living Beyond My Circumstances.

What I Read

Chapter 8 of Francis Chan’s Crazy Love examines many ways people “obsessed with Jesus” behave. They “give freely and openly.” They “aren’t consumed with personal safety and comfort.” They “live lives that connect them with the poor.” On and on this list goes. I have been challenged and plan to prayerfully review this list often.

When I Got “the Call”

My doula client sent me a text between 11:00 and 11:30 Sunday morning saying she thought she was in early labour. Needless to say, I was on high alert awaiting the next text asking me to join her. Baby’s aren’t always so obliging, but I was able to run A/V for our church service and even grab a bite of lunch with friends. And then I had the incredible privilege of supporting a mama while she birthed a handsome “little” boy (9 lbs. 15 oz). What an honour!

Where I Need to Spend More Time

~ the gym (nuff said)

Why Last Week was A.ma.zing

See above … plus, connected with my sons and daughter-in-law, spent time with my hubby and our daughter, caught up with a dear friend over breakfast on Saturday, enjoyed my day job (and other responsibilities), made significant headway with my editing for others, read some, wrote and uploaded a couple of devotionals, etc, etc., etc.

How I’m Going to Tackle the Coming Week

Read the Bible and devotional materials daily.

Spend more time preparing a meal plan and making healthy meals.

Get my comments off to “the most patient author ever,” who enlisted my help as a beta reader.

Assist a new author take the next steps now that she has a finished manuscript.

Complete and submit our book proposal for Still Living Beyond My Circumstances.

Attend my writers’ group on Tuesday.

Edit two chapters for one client.

Review six chapters for a second client.

Work on a third client’s stories for her collection.

Write and upload 5-8 devotionals for HopeStreamRadio.

Write a number of blog posts.

Complete a critique of a short piece.

Read more.

And get to the gym!

 

 

 

 

 

First May ROW80 Check-In

Bible and Journals

Scriptural Motivation for the Week

Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV) … “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Continue reading “First May ROW80 Check-In”

Last April Check-In

Bible and Journals

Scriptural Motivation for the Week

~ share a verse or brief passage with readers each Sunday

I’ve started to read Genesis again and look forward to focusing on portions that stand out to me this time through. 

As I was reading through chapter 3, a phrase from verse 6 hit me between the eyes (I love it when that happens). It says, “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise …”

Even as Christians, we chase after many things to make us wise rather than digging into the Bible. Hmm!

Continue reading “Last April Check-In”

Last ROW80 Check-In of Round 1

These are what my goals looked like at the beginning of the year. Let’s see how things are coming along. (I did add Scriptural Motivation, Personal Growth, and Celebration Goals, two areas I plan to include in Round 2 as well.)

Lady Reading

Spiritual Goals

Digging into God’s Word and spending time in prayer daily are at the top of my list.

It is slowly becoming a habit again. Continue reading “Last ROW80 Check-In of Round 1”