#ROW80 Check-in 10/22/17

I have been not feeling the best for the past few days. I actually got carsick on Friday (I have a stomach condition that acts up sometimes when in a car if I’ve eaten right before) and today I am in a fibro flare. My first in literally years.

My mom’s having knee replacement surgery on Wednesday, and there’s a lot of prep and planning involved. She’s got an elderly dog who’s very attached to her, and he needs round-the-clock care. I am taking care of him, so there’s all these things I need to learn and remember. I suspect I am a bit stressed out.

That said, I have gotten some things done:

~Finish rewrite of Fireborn, revise it, edit it, and submit it for Dec. 1st deadline. ~Revision is coming along. I’m in the rewriting phase of things. I hope to be done by the end of the month, then I can start the final proofread/edit.
~Transfer Survivor outline to notecards, for reals this time ~Nope. I was hoping to get this done this weekend, but it’s not looking good.
~Participate in NanoWriMo with an amended goal of 30k (Survivor) ~Still planning for this.
~Begin edit of Secret Project ~Have not started.
~Decide on next project and start working on that (Covenant and When She Sleeps are the top contenders) ~Currently, it’s When She Sleeps, and I recently wrote 300 words of a new scene. I also figured out how to end the current scene which has been giving me fits.
~Finish In Flames cover or hire someone to do it  ~A writer friend generously offered to make me a cover. Cover reveal soon!

Non-writing stuffs:

~Water 5x a week 
~Read 1 book a week ~Finished reading Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, a horror anthology. It was okay. Not spectacular, but not a total waste of time. Also read Fool Proof Dictation by Christopher Downing.  Started on Road to Helltown by SM Reine (ARC). 
~Chocolate consumption reports, of course! ~Several slices of chocolate ice cream cake (but not all at once!) It was DIVINE.

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10 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in 10/22/17

  1. Sometimes life gets in the way of our ROW80 goals, but even a little reading or writing can have a very therapeutic effect. I’m doing NaNo too, after a break last year. Still much in the planning mod, but it’s not November 1st yet, right?
    Good luck with your mom’s surgery, and your new temporary dog.

  2. Thanks, Ravensvu. You are right about how writing and reading a bit can be therapeutic. I just finished an amazing book. Took me several hours, but it was nice not to be worried about not being productive.

    Yep, it is not Nov. 1st yet. There’s still time. 😉 .

  3. It seems apt that I would read this while eating an almond Snickers, doesn’t it? =D

    I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well. Once in a while, I feel a bit carsick, and Jeremiah had a several-month spell where he needed Dramamine before any ride that was going to involve lots of starting and stopping. He seems to have mostly got past that now that he’s driving most of the time he’s in the car, happily.

    I hope all goes well with your mom and her canine companion. It’s great that you’re still making progress, with all you have going on!

  4. I hope you’re feeling better. And I wish your mom a speedy recovery from her surgery. I know animals get stressed sometimes when their humans are sick or injured, especially if someone else is caring for them, but her pup will be in good hands, so I’m sure he’ll do great.

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