#ROW80: Some Goal Revising and #MusicMirthMon: That is the question

You guys, today is exactly three months until I go on my big trip to the UK and Europe! Eeeee!

Anyway, I’m back to it after my lovely, refreshing non-writing week. And I have two new goals! As I said on Wednesday, I realised that I was neglecting other goals in favour of writing. It’s all very well to get on a roll and just want to shut everything out, but I don’t want the only thing crossed off on my 101 Things in 1001 Days list to be “Publish a novel.” And on Saturday, I started serialising a story I have half-written as part of Short Story Saturday. So, goals:

  • Work 2 hours a week on WIPs (currently focusing on finishing outlines for both Friend of the Enemy and Operation: Sugarplum).
  • Add 500 words to story, Keep Your Enemies Closest, per week. This story is background for two of the side characters in FotE.
  • Visit ROW80 sponsor posts after each check-in.
  • Spend an hour a week working towards Mission 101 goals.

So that’s the plan. I was determined to get back into piano playing recently and bought a stand so that my keyboard can be permanently out and not under my bed, but do you think I’ve touched it since then? Nope! I also have a couple of knitting projects half-finished, and I have all the equipment to learn to crochet and just need to get around to it. I am slowly working on the “Play a video game right through to the end” one. It’s the game version of Disney’s Tangled, but hey, I’m not really a gamer, so it has to be something fun and random forย  me.

Onto Music and Mirth Monday, hosted by the wonderful ReGi McClain. Regi has been keeping us cultured the past couple of weeks with clips of Andrea Boccelli, so in that vein, I have here the video for one of my favourite Josh Groban songs, Per Te.

And now for the most adorable Shakespeare-related thing you will ever see in your life:

And with that I leave you, and go and have some dinner. You can join in on Music Mirth Monday here or find more ROW80 Updates here. Ciao!


8 thoughts on “#ROW80: Some Goal Revising and #MusicMirthMon: That is the question

  1. L. Marie says:

    I’ve busted similar moves and not once has Josh Groban sang to me. Maybe I’m not doing something right. And yes, how adorable that Brian Cox video is!!! I love Brian Cox!!! He’ll make a Hamlet of Theo yet.


    • Emily Witt says:

      Doesn’t he ever?! I usually can’t understand kids that age at all!

      Going off my very minimal Italian (mostly what I picked up in music lessons) cross-referenced with my somewhat better French, the gist of the song (or the chorus at least) is “You are the most amazing person ever, I think we should get together and stay together forever.” Except much more eloquent than that.


  2. rosedandrea says:

    I no sooner get over the fit of goosebumps from ReGi’s Elvis offering, than your choice of Josh Groban brings them all back out! *shivers* What a voice!

    And you are right. That just may be the cutest Shakespeare related thing I have ever watched. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I also have half finished projects lying around the ‘stories’ folder of my computer, and in a large plastic tub of crocheting supplies. Bravo for making Finishing a priority!
    (Crocheting has to be one of the best ways I have found to make me calm my mind. When I get stressed or just thinking too hard my stitches get tight and I have to rip it out back to where I started to tense up. Good training for me. ๐Ÿ˜€ )


  3. Lisa says:

    Thank you for posting the two videos. I enjoyed them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Theo is one cute little toddler.

    Like you, I realised I was focusing on just one project and that’s when I started writing down everything I got done in a week, whether they were on my to do list, or not. Keeping a list of things I do is much more rewarding. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best of luck with your goals this week. See you at the next check in. ๐Ÿ™‚


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