August 28, 2011

Ready to Refocus: ROW 80 Check In

What a crazy weekend. Irene had her way with much of the East coast, but it could have been so much worse. We lost power for a bit this morning, but my sister and parents in Eastern North Carolina have been without power since yesterday morning. Best guess for restoration: Thursday night. Check out yesterday's post for more Irene musings.

After a weekend of worry, I'm happy to focus on my A Round of Words in 80 Days update.

Progress this week:

- Finished my sequel chapter. Will send to Mom once she has power for her response chapter.

- Edited 5 pages plus per day, some on sequel.

- Posted daily. So far this month I have posted 24 times. Not bad for a non-challenge month. I'm finally getting into the blog swing.

- Finished one book and almost finished another. No reviews written. :-(

Goals for upcoming week:

- Outline chapter and story ideas while await Mom's response chapter.

- Finish editing project by Friday.

- Finish second book and post two reviews. Start Kathryn Johnson's The Gentleman Poet, my book club book (due Wednesday, 9/7). I am so excited to read this. Kathryn is a local writer, and she's coming to our book club discussion.

- Sign up for SITS Girls 31 Days to Blog Better challenge.

- Complete homework for my online course, due Thursday.

My girls start school tomorrow. I will miss them but am looking forward to having more time to focus on my writing. My goal is to bust it out from 8:30-2:30 (non-kid hours) so I can focus on their needs once they are home. Wish me luck. I'm wary to assume Time will be my friend.

I hope my fellow-ROW80 pals had a great week, especially those in Irene's path. Leave a comment and let me know.

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Claudia Lefeve said...

Glad to hear you guys are okay! We didn't get much in the way of Irene here in Northern Virginia. We lost power for a few hours this morning, but that's about it.

Have a great ROW80 week!!

Em said...

Very glad you are ok over there. Seems like you got a lot done and I hope time does become your friend when your children are back to school.

I too need to start my next book for my book club, exciting that the author is coming to yours!

Have a great week, we are on the home straight!

Tia Bach said...

It was a tense weekend, full of worry for loved ones, so I'm glad Irene's finished. Looking forward to refocusing on writing!

Thanks for visiting ladies.

Em, I haven't started the book yet, so I hope I love it especially with the author coming!

Unknown said...

Would love to participate in the blog challenge you mentioned. Not sure if I have the time, but it sounds like great fun. I'm supposed to be starting one up soon with speaker friends in Arizona. Not sure when that's going to happen. Time! I need more of it to do all that I want to do.

Tia Bach said...

Jackie, Hope you do. I wanted to do it in July, but just couldn't get it together. I need to sign up tomorrow. If you find extra time, would you mind sharing it with me? ;-)

alberta ross said...

glad you slipped under the wire and joined the campaign look foward to seeing you there as well as here - glad you and yours are all altight from storms and hurricanes.

Tia Bach said...

Thanks, Alberta. I truly got in by the skin of my teeth. Guess that'll teach me to be more on top of my blog visiting!