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Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Miscellany

My Monday Miscellany is becoming more and more miscellaneous. I guess that's the point.

So here I am, showing up and still not showing up. Very funny moment captured by CAPTAINSTUPENDOUS.

Have to add that the Wall Street Journal just bashed the edgy YA writers. You get the Raspberry Award from an edgy YA writer who thinks these books help teens. They can help parents and teachers too. Does the WSJ have it's head in the sand?

As to my ROW80 this week, I'm beginning to get the hang of this goal setting; now I have to get the hang of meeting those goals. Last Weeks Goals weren't too tough, but I still fell a tad short.

1. Finish the short story for 2009 Debs Ebook anthology.
YES! I DID THIS. IT'S DONE. IT'S READY TO GO. HOPE TO HAVE A COVER TO SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU SOON.

2. Write at least 1,000 words on my WIP.
OOPS! I DIDN'T QUITE MAKE THIS, BUT I IMPROVED ON ABOUT 1,000 WORDS. DO I GET AT LEAST MY E FOR EFFORT?

3. Find the top of my desk.
I DID IT! THEN I LOST IT AGAIN THE NEXT DAY. CAN I KEEP PUTTING THIS AS A GOAL EACH WEEK?

4. Find that pair of Sexy Butt Jeans that Kait Nolan, another ROW80 blogger, just reminded me I should be wearing.

I FOUND THEM, BUT MAYBE IT WASN'T A GOOD IDEA.

To join this highly motivated ROW80 group, click here and add your blog to the LinkyTool.  Also be sure to stop in and say high to those who have already joined, especially my YALitChat ROWERS who are writing like crazy. Sheri Larson, Susan Kaye Quinn, Margo Berendsen 

New Goals for this Week:
1. Edit the 41,000+ words.
2. Add another 1,000 words.
3. Return the sexy butt jeans.
4. Find a title for my WIP that works.


Coming Soon: Some guests with things to say about writing and their books. Look for Cheryl Rainfield, Jo Ramsey, Kelly Hashaway and her wonderful dog, Dash. Quite a variety. Should be fun.

10 comments:

  1. It's amazing how productive we get when we actually set goals isn't it? I think the desktop goal should just be - to have a sighting of your desk at some point in the day. I'm sending you good "go for the goals" wishes.

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  2. Three out of four is pretty darn good, especially when one of them is finishing something! Sending you good writing vibes this week to make that 1000 word goal.

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  3. I just finished a 350 page manuscript, so I'm taking a break from writing! But I am working to exercise and eat right, so I can look decent in a bathing suit. Going to a writing retreat at the Cape in early July. Yay!

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  4. Leslie and katen, thanks for all the support. I need it more than you know.

    Katherine you have a wonderful break and come back with all kinds of inspiration.

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  5. I agree with you on the Raspberry award. I'm furious. My mom showed me the article and she was all worried about it and I told her it was WAY WAY WAY off in poor informed opinion la la land. Still stewing about it!

    Good news though that you finished your short story, and found your desk! And then lost it again, ha ha!

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  6. You made me laugh with your funny post! (Big stinky raspberry to the WSJ.) I think your new goals for this week sound very intelligent, although I woldn't worry too much about a title. Publishers always have their own ideas about those things...

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  7. Improving words is important too.

    Here's a counterpoint to that stupid article:

    http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/06/ya_fiction_is_just_fine_wall_s.html

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  8. I'm so happy you dropped by and sent me a message over my website. You made me smile with your post. ;)

    You have great goals! I've been feeling like an adult in a kiddie's floatie in a deep pool. Not being scared, but having lots to think on and focus. Ack!

    Take care!


    ♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥
    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

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  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Link away. I appreciate it.

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  10. as to the desk - well of course one has to keep a little clear for the machine to rest safely upon - periodic de-cluttering does sometimes turns up a buried treasure - every week tho' isn't life too short!!!!

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