Friday, May 28, 2010

Progress Report

This has been a fairly productive week for me.

1) Planted 4 more containers, 2 tomatoes, 2 decorative. (but then you already knew that, eh?)

2) Started reading A Place to Come To by Robert Penn Warren.

3) Got a gym membership and met with a personal trainer to fashion a workout plan. Yay! I do a lot of good thinking while sweating.

4) Made delicious salsa cruda with avocado.

5) Sent our 2nd car to hubby's uncle's used car lot, where it will hopefully sell very soon. We are functioning as a one-car household right now. If the Saturn sells, then we'll be able to pay off the remainder of the PT Cruiser! Yay!

6) What's that? How's Saving Me going? Ohhhh....that's what this is supposed to be about. :-)
    I hit 40k last night. I'm in an interesting place, that middle ground that's really difficult to pull through. I know where my story is going, but filling in all the bits and pieces is proving to be a challenge. Also, I just broke my MC's nose and cheekbone, which was unplanned, but could be interesting...I also had a really good, uplifting chat with one of my best friends, who's also a writer. He's coming to visit in July, so if I don't make my June 21 finish goal, then I'm definitely aiming for July 15.

Overall, a good week, quite productive and enjoyable. I'm also half-way through LOST season 3; we'll no doubt finish it over Memorial Day weekend. :-)

To my fellow Americans, have a safe and fun holiday weekend! To the non-Americans: same. But without the holiday part. :-)


Christi Goddard said...

Aw, Jabba the Catt. I've hit that middle ground, too. I know what needs to happen, but I'm having butt-in-chair issues.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My brain shuts down when I sweat. At the gym as well!

The cat picture is great.

Hannah said...

Sweating doesn't do it for me. Walking's good though. And I can write a lot after yoga, which means I should do more but I'm also really lazy. :P

Have a great weekend!! I'm off for 4 days so I'll see you on Wednesday!!

Stina said...

Love the pictures.

Yeah, ideas come to me while I'm sweating, too. No wonder I love to exercise. :D

Matthew MacNish said...

Is this a new layout or have I been somehow missing your blog lately?

Great updates BTW, thanks for sharing.

OMG Jabba the Catt, that was hilarious Christi, thanks!

Today's guest blogger is THE Elana Johnson!

Lola Sharp said...

This Jabba is way cuter!

Have a fabulous holiday weekend!


DL Hammons said...

YAY for the Good Week!

I get idea's when I sweat as well, but it's usually when I'm sitting in the hot tub. :)

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Kitty said...


What a fab productive week! All pro-active stuff - great news about hitting 40k Saving Me even if you beat up your MC -yikes!! No messing with you.


Aww I love that Kitty pic - methinks he can ditch solo and go straight to the cookie.

Oh happy holidays to you in the US of A. We have a bank holiday on the 31st of May so we in the UK will join you lot too.

take care

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the MS progress, good lady. Also, can I have some of the salsa cruda? Send some on over, wouldja? Kthxbai. :)

Happy holiday weekend! I'll have a drink for you. I'm nice like that.

Sarah Ahiers said...

oooh 40K is a good place to be. I find once i hit about 60K the end is in sight and things flow easier

Shelley Sly said...

I like how you didn't plan to break your MC's nose and cheekbone. I love when stuff like that happens when I'm writing. Sometimes big and dramatic things come out of nowhere, unplanned, and it makes the story that much more interesting. Good luck with your writing goals!


Loved the post and also the pic of the cat,

Take care.


Renae said...

Wow! You were way more productive than me!

This is my first visit to your blog and it's gorgeous! I look forward to reading more! Renae

Aubrie said...

The middle part of the book is the hardest place to be! I lingered in the middle of my book for months. I'm interested to see what you think about Lost!

Talli Roland said...

Yum, salsa!

I'm with Aubrie - the middle is so hard. The hardest place! Push through and keep going. And have a great weekend!

Mia Hayson said...

Yay for a productive week!

ALSO I feel I should say you may or may not have won something from me today which hopefully makes this week even better :)

Guinevere said...

Good luck with your novel and the gym! I know how hard that middle part is - it's the worst - but you'll get through it! :) You're almost past the rough stuff and into the beginning of the end.

LOVE the cat.

Anne Gallagher said...

Gee, could we trade places? I'm getting up to the halfway point but not there yet. I was supposed to start the garden last month and haven't done anything yet. I guess Monster Baby isn't going to get her watermelon after all.

Have a great weekend.

Missed Periods said...

Boy am I glad I am not your MC!

Anonymous said...

The salsa sounds heavenly!

Culture Served Raw said...

haha adorable! Wish you all the best with your writing, I only wish I was more productive like you :(


dolorah said...

Aren't those good weeks fabulous!

haha; Jabba the cat; way cool. I want a cookie too. Have a wonderful weekend yourself Summer.


Kimberly Franklin said...

You have been busy. I was busy this weekend working on our flower bed. I never want to do that again. But next weekend will be the fun part... planting the actual flowers. I can't wait. I just hope it isn't 100 outside again next weekend. :(

Happy Memorial Day!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Love those times when we feel like we're on top of everything. And who doesn't love a fat cat?

A.T. Post said...

Could use a cookie myself. Don't them productive weeks feel grand? I love 'em. Wish I had 'em more often...

I think one of the best things about this blog - for there are several - is the quote at the top of the page. Who the heck quotes AC/DC with a lovely floral backdrop? How cool is that?

Nishant said...

Love the pictures.
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