February 11, 2013

Re-energized: ROW80 Update

My life was filled to overflowing with love and family this past weekend. The energy is pouring over into my Monday (and hopefully my week!), and I'm already hard at work on goals. I'm actually feeling quite pumped up for the first time in a long time. It's a great feeling. Nothing rejuvenates me like a few days of bonding.

Yesterday, my baby girl had her First Communion. It was such a special weekend, especially since my sisters came in to celebrate.

My baby is the mini-bride in the middle. *beaming* 

It's funny... I made her change right after the ceremony before she was allowed to have cake. I told her it was just like her wedding day would be... a gorgeous dress that she only got to wear for a few hours. And, yes, we are definitely women-strong in my family. The only girls missing: my mom and my niece, Dani. Both of whom were sorely missed. Not that we didn't miss the guys, too. (Hubby took the picture!)

Normally, Sundays are for my A Round of Words in 80 Days Updates, but I've switched to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule until my April Blogging from A to Z Challenge. So, today's my update.

My goal: Spend an hour a day writing/planning the Depression Cookies follow-up. 
My progress: Did start back on planning, but need to get to writing. Goal is to have two chapters done by Wednesday.

My goal: Deep edits and "filling holes" work on Chasing Memories (my NaNo project). 

My progress: Spent time working on the Prologue and Chapter One. Goal is to have it to my hopeful-editor by Thursday.

My goal: Post here on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

My progress: Oops, where did Friday go. Oh wait, see picture above!

My goal: Two books a week.
My progress: Read two books last week, and need to post both reviews on Mom in Love with Fiction.

Wishing all my writing friends a week of flowing words!


Beth said...

Great picture. Your baby looks like a big girl!

Elise Fallson said...

What a great picture! I can see how you can feel rejuvenated after such a great weekend. (: And oh how I wish I could read two books a week. I don't know how you do it. . . I'm lucky to read one a month. :/ I really need to strive to get more reading in.

alberta ross said...

seems like a good week - lovely picture - doesn't she look happy:)

Jo Michaels said...

She's so pretty, Tia! Congratulations on getting your mojo back. I know the feeling. The holidays left me blah. I'm starting to pick up steam though. I was editing a 98k word novel, writing my own, and reading no less than a book a week back in November. Funny how, over time, we have an energy graph that looks like a mountain climber's worst nightmare, eh? :) WRITE ON!

Callie Leuck said...

Aww. I remember my first communion dress. I felt so pretty. And my grandparents were there, which they won't be when I get married.

Tia Bach said...

Beth - I know. ;-(

Elise - Thanks. I love books, but I should try sleeping a bit more. ;-)

Alberta - She's my spunky child, but she sure did look sweet that day!

Jo - Glad we are picking up steam together!

Callie - What a special memory for you. I hope my daughter remembers it as fondly.

Julie Glover said...

Beautiful pic, Tia! As I'm surrounded by males, I don't get any of that. I asked a fashion question the other day, got a non-response, and finally said to my husband, "I need another girl here." LOL.

Honestly, I love my men. Glad you could enjoy your family. Best wishes with the writing!

Tia Bach said...

Julie - There are times when emotions are running high that I'd like a few more men, even though I do love my girls. My hubby is one of four boys, so a house of girls is a bit of an adjustment for him! ;-)

Beth Camp said...

Tia, your goals are so nicely specific and show real commitment to writing. Persevere! And enjoy every lovely moment with family. That picture catches such joy!