August 15 ROW Check-In

Another check-in? Really? Where exactly is the time going?


~ very much looking forward to our writers’ group tonight (I love these ladies.)

~ also looking forward to connecting with a young friend on Friday afternoon

~ plans for a Sunday evening family meal are looking good

~ firming up plans to connect with two fellow authors come September, one I’ve never met in person; so excited!


I might be attending two births in September. I’ll have to wait and see how things come together.


My writing time is being spent rewriting a client’s short story. That’s okay. As my wise friend Lisa Hall-Wilson says, “We get better the more we write.” I’m counting on it.


I’m on schedule to finish the final read-through/tweaking of the children’s chapbook by this weekend. (I love being on schedule.)


As well as re-reading the aforementioned chapbook, I’m reading a young author’s manuscript and offering suggestions as to how he can make it better. He is eager to make his writing the best it can be. So cool!


Right now, it’s not about my writing. I have enough other things on the go and that’s completely OK.


I got to the gym again on Saturday to walk on the treadmill, but I didn’t get there on Monday as I’d hoped I would. I did, however, do my workout at home.

I went to my trainer’s on Tuesday evening. She gave me a new workout. I love changing things up.

Additional Fitness Goals

~ eat better (portion control – check; wiser choices – so/so)

~ weekly weigh-ins with friends (Accountability is a good thing. I think this is going to help, as having a personal trainer helps me squelch those excuse-making voices in my head.)

ROW-specific Goals

~ visit other ROWers’ sites weekly (Pretty much on track.)

Words of Wisdom

Check out my friend Darlene L. Turner’s post this week. Sometimes, it is better to look at things close up so we don’t become overwhelmed with the big picture.


6 thoughts on “August 15 ROW Check-In

  1. Any time you think about or work the craft, I believe you get better. I’ve learned a great deal just dissecting the work of others. Why am I drawn to this character? Why do I hate this scene? Why do I think this author’s dialog is better than this other author’s?
    It’s great that you have an excuse to dig into other people’s writing and work to make it better.

    1. You’re right, Jeff. Even when we’re going through someone else’s work – or reading for pleasure – if we analyze what works and what doesn’t, we can make our own writing better.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a terrific day and all the best with your goals.

  2. I admire your drive to juggle so many projects at once. I have enough difficulty juggling work, a wife, two kids, and attempting to finish the first draft of my first novel.

    I wish you the best of luck moving forward.

    1. Oddly, I thrive on juggling several responsibilities . . . until I let them all fall for a little while and slip into a semi-vegetative state. (grin) Hm, maybe I should have joined the circus.

      All the best with your own juggling act, Mike.

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