May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day: ROW80 & #writemotivation Updates

I had a wonderful day today that began with breakfast in bed. Instead of eating alone, my baby decided to join me, too. Perfect start to a wonderful day.

Being a mother is such a part of who I am as a person and a writer. Everything I've learned from being a daughter and a mother is in my characters, my stories, and part of this blog.

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. 
Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

Guess that works out well... since as a writer, I'm rarely alone in my thoughts anyway.

Please visit Happy Mother's Day, The Gifts of Mother and Daughter... this is my Mother's Day post from last year, and very special to me because Mom and I wrote letters to each other.

I have brief writing updates today...

A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80)

Writing: 848 words since Wednesday. Nothing to write home about, but it's been a busy few days, so I'll take it.

Editing: Behind a bit, but determined to catch up. I completely took off Mother's Day weekend.

Blogging: Every day here as part of Blogathon, and three times last week at Mom in Love with Fiction.

Social Media: Way behind. May not be able to go back and catch up, but I plan on doing better going forward.

Reading: Finished two books last week and wrote two reviews.

Exercise: Keeping up with my 3 runs a week goal and eating less sugar (except today, but Mother's Day doesn't count).


1. Write a minimum of five days a week for a total of 2,500 words on my works in progress.
Wrote five days in some capacity or another and added 1,451 to my YA novel.

2. Get current novel, Depression Cookies, up on Smashwords by month's end.
Ran into some formatting difficulties. So bummed. Still hoping to have it up soon.

3. Read a book every 10 days, plus at least one craft book in the month of May.
Finished two books last week. Just started another. Ahead of goal.

Happy Mother's Day to the mothers out there!


Andrew said...

What a wonderful way to wake up. :D Such a sweet kid you have there.

Good job on the goals. Every bit of progress is still progress. You'll get your book up soon, I know.

Elise Fallson said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! (:

Anonymous said...

Pretty good progress, Tia! I love that you got breakfast in bed. Isn't Mother's Day such a nice little celebration? Have a great week!

Rebekah Loper said...

Aww, glad you had a happy Mother's Day! Glad you're making good progress, I feel like the world is out to get me this month >_<

Jaleh D said...

Aww, how sweet! My son let me sleep in. Then when I got up, the gifts he made at school were waiting on my desk. He was more excited about the day than I was! He was so proud of his handiwork. :D

Christine said...

I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day! My baby joined me for breakfast in bed, also. A two year old with pancakes in bed is... an adventure ;)

alberta ross said...

a good week to be sure - and breakfast in bed - spoilt or what?
keep smiling and all best for this week:)

Tia Bach said...

Thanks everyone! Mother's Day was wonderful, and I'm hoping to pump out some words before Wednesday's check in.

Thanks for the encouraging and thoughtful comments!

Steph Beth Nickel said...

I haven't mentioned it in a while, but I'm really glad Kait created this group with the awareness that we all have lives and sometimes those lives squeeze out our writing time.

Congrats on what you accomplished.

All the very best!

Tia Bach said...

Thanks, Steph. I agree. I applaud Kait. ROW80 has made a huge difference in my writing life!