Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Update

Just a brief update for a relatively uneventful (writing-wise, at least) post-Thanksgiving check-in. We had relatives visit from out of town, and stay the entire week. Although it was wonderful to have my mom's homemade cooking every single day, it totally threw off my routine. (Not to mention my waistline!) That's why I haven't really written since Wednesday, but since my schedule goes back to normal today, I expect that to change again.

I guess I'm saying this last check-in was a great big ROW80 fail.

It was totally worth it, though. I swear I had the best apple pie I've ever had in my life this week. And I did continue with my editing commitments, so that's good. Is that half a fail? Oh well. What else to do but get back in the saddle?

To mitigate this sad, half-fail, lackluster update, here are some pretty pictures and some songs I like. Enjoy!

Dolorean, "Violence in the Snowy Field":

Malcolm McLaren, "About Her":

Dawes, "Time Spent in Los Angeles":

Thanks! Good luck with your goals, and have a great week! -V


  1. I failed too. If my goal had been to gorge myself silly on potatoes, cream, and beer, then I would've won. Back to the normal grind now. Have a good week!

  2. My hope is that I've stuffed myself so full of goodies I won't want them for a while. You have a good week too!

  3. Time with family (and apple pie) is a noble way to fail (although I don't think this counts as a fail). I'm sure the time off allowed you to recharge and recoup creative energies and that, to a writer, is progress. Yep. Sticking with that one.

    Have a great week, Vicki :)

  4. I figure that good times spent with family and company not writing really aren't fails. So, we didn't write, but we built memories and those are what keep us going when we are writing.

    I didn't get a lick of writing done whilst visiting my mum, but I wouldn't trade that visit for 20k of words at all.

    Like you said, it's back to the normal schedule now, and the warm fuzzies will keep me going to make my goals this week. *grins*

  5. Hey, that's a good point. I *wouldn't* trade word count (or pie!) for time with my family.
    You all have a great week, too!

  6. I'm totally with you this week. I was totally rocking' on the word count on Thursday (yeah, after I got home from Thanksgiving dinner) and got close to 2k...then it all went downhill from there!

  7. I didn't get much done either. Oh well, it's a new week. Glad to hear you had a nice holiday. :)

  8. If you need an excuse to write only a little, I think having a passel of family over is IT. I've been there and I can never get anything done when my family is at the house. I'm always having too much fun. Better luck next week, huh? :)
    I wouldn't call this a stellar week for me either, but considering I had two sick kidlets to contend with, I think I did okay.

  9. A happy Thanksgiving, homemade food, the best apple pie ever, and meeting your editing commitments? Where's the fail? Seems more like a victory-in-progress to me! ;)