I am back from vacation! It was fun, and hot, and relaxing. 🙂 I return to work tomorrow and I am really not looking forward to it. The first day/week back is always the hardest.
So, how did I do? While on vacation I edited my short story. On Friday, I typed in the changes and did a few tweaks. It is due today. I will probably do another quick edit pass before I send it in.
I read Fury Rising by Yasmine Galenorn which is awesome so far. I’m not quite done, but I am excited to see how it ends.
Here is the rundown on the rest:
Ever Touched – 731 words, broke 90k in draft.
Covenant/8 mins a day – Nada.
Exercise – Quite a lot while camping. Lots of walking and picture taking.
Water – Two times while camping (it was SO HOT) and once yesterday. Need to pick up the pace.
Fireborn – Did the read through while on vacation. Made some decisions for the revision, which is the next project. The first half is solid. The second half needs major work.
(I also started another read through — a novella I wrote 10 years ago and never finished. I was originally under the delusion that I had finished it, but hadn’t. But it is very close to being done. This is the novella that my short story is based on, so if I want to do something with it, a lot would need to be changed. Still, very interesting. Things are simmering.)
Pictures – Lots taken while on vacation, regular ones and digital infrared.
Reviews – I am getting ready to start another one of the books in the hopper. Most likely the one with the deadline.
So, I’m beginning to get back into the swing of things. I imagine this week I’ll be closer to getting into a rhythm.
I also have a secret project I may be working on too in between all of this. 😉
Chocolate consumption: Loads! S’mores, chocolate chip/white chocolate chip cookies, WW chocolate caramel things, cookie dough ice cream cone (bought by the beloved!), chocolate pudding, chocolate/chocolate chip zucchini bread (my mom’s! Yummy), WW sundaes, WW ultimate chocolate ice cream sandwiches…is that it? I think so!
8 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in July 24th”
I always take my computer on vacation with the best intentions, but never get any writing done. So the fact you did any on it is a big accomplishment IMO! Good luck getting back into the swing of things, especially work.
Thank you, Jennette! I didn’t use my iPad at all. Did all the editing on the hard copy. Today wasn’t too bad a first day back, so that was cool.
You did famously on your chocolate consumption! 😀
Even with vacation happening, you accomplished quite a lot! I’m very impressed.
I’m familiar with that particular delusion, the one where you think you’re finished, but you’re not. Yup. Very yes.
Thank you! That delusion is a tough one. 😉
Glad you had a good time on your vacation and even made some progress. That’s great!
Thank you! I’m pretty happy with it!
I am seriously impressed with the amount you got done *while on vacation*. Sheesh! 😉
Weirdly, I usually have the opposite problem–I remember unfinished works being much less finished than they are. Which makes me wonder why I didn’t just finish them…
Thank you! Believe it or not, this was probably one of my most productive vacations. Usually, I get nothing done at all. My brain usually turns to mush. 😉