I don't have a cool song title for this Monday's post. I thought about using "I Don't Like Mondays" but I don't think I care about Mondays one way or another. Then that made me think I should use "A Case of the Mondays" from Office Space, but I decided to save that for a day when I'm actually having a case of the Mondays. That'll probably be my next shift at The Store, regardless of what day it actually is. The Store's like that.
Anyway, here's where I ended up with last week's goals:
1. Implement changes to part two of Effigy. This is approximately 150
pages, which is still no small amount, so try not to put it off so long
this time, okay?
Done and done. I finished early even, wrapping up this part
of the edit by Friday evening so I could take the entire weekend off. I
know I should've gotten a jump start on the next round of edits, but
damn, I really wanted/needed the weekend away from it.
2. Attend my goddaughter's dance recital, which, normally wouldn't
appear on a goal list, but this particular recital is held in a location
which will require me to drive to a city with more than two roads
running parallel to each other, and possibly parallel park my car, which
is a concern because I haven't parallel parked a vehicle since the day I
passed my driver's test and my current car is a lot larger than the
tiny little sedan I drove that day.
I did this one too! Of course, I drove up and down the road until a
space opened up that wouldn't require me to truly parallel park my car,
and because it was in front of a school, I'm probably on some watch list
now, but it'll be a good long while before I have to go back there so I
think it'll be all right. Let me just say my goddaughter is a beautiful
dancer, and I couldn't be prouder.
3. Read a book.
I actually read two books. Look at me, all overachieving. What ever will I do next?
Oh wait. I know...
Here are this week's goals:
1. Complete edits for part three of Effigy. This is approximately 185 pages.
2. Attend New Hampshire's Writers' Night Out. This is a networking
event held all over the state in various locations. This will be the
first time its held in the Mount Washington Valley. So I am going to go.
And socialize and network. Even though the very idea of it makes my
3. Start walking again. It's supposed to be above freezing for much
of the week and the sidewalks are kind of clear, so it's time to hit the
pavement again. Attempt to get at least three three mile walks in this
So that's going to do it for me today. What are your goals for the week?
Until next time...