This week in writing
Oh, this week has been great! After writing a couple of character outlines, I finally got to start writing the new, expanded version of Operation: Sugarplum. My goal with this WIP is to write 750 words every day (even the days where I’m busy in the evenings; I’ve found it is easy enough to get words down during the day) until the end of November. That will get me to nearly 30k, after which I’ll take stock and write some new goals.
Goal for the week: at least 750 words a day, for a total of at least 5250 words by the end of the week.
This week in reading
I ended up DNFing The Ill-Kept Oath by C. C. Aune. It’s something I might have pushed on with under other circumstances, but when no major conflict had arisen in the first 25% (other than “this man said he would call on us! Why hasn’t he?!”), I decided I had more pressing books to attend to. I’m now reading Immortal Writers by Jill Bowers, which I have some issues with, but it is ultimately an easy read. My next read will be The Infinity of You & Me by J. Q. Coyle.
Goal for the week: continue working through ARCs that are released at the beginning of November.
This week in blogging
I’ve done much better this week! I returned all comments on my own posts and left a few more on others’. I need to keep that up!
Goal for the week: I’m hoping I will have both Immortal Writers and The Infinity of Me & You read in time to post reviews this week. So my goal is to write those asap.
This week in health and fitness
This week has been a bit up-and-down in terms of how I’ve been feeling. I didn’t reach 10k steps every day, but I made up for it by having a couple of days where I surpassed it by a significant amount. I have noticed, though, that I am really tired a lot of the time, and I’m not sure why. Usually this is a sign that I’m treating myself poorly, but I have been getting a decent amount of exercise and eating well, so I’m not sure what is causing this.
Goal for the week: continue to reach 10k steps each day, and continue to eat healthily.
(This is going to be interesting, as I have dress rehearsals every night this week for The Merry Widow. One of my costumes is short-sleeved, which means I won’t be able to wear my FitBit underneath, so I’ll have to try to reach 10k before rehearsal starts each night).
Other highlights this week
Bump in for The Merry Widow was today, and it was fun getting to hang around the theatre again, even if I did have to sew press-studs onto a skirt for ages (I am not very good at sewing – buttons are about the best I can do). I’m fairly certain I managed to remember to take everything I’m going to need over the next couple of weeks, so the only thing I need to worry about now is whether or not my skirts will be hemmed by tomorrow’s dress rehearsal.
That’s about all for now! I will catch you all this week!
2 thoughts on “Sunday Summary – October 30, 2016”
Emily, I’m very impressed with your work week, especially writing 750 words daily. Of course like the 10K steps, you might have to reach a bit higher one day to make up a shortcoming from the day before. I’ve been doing the 10K thing for some time now…it’s made easy by walking my black lab Cody. 🙂 Your writing plan is quite sensible. Is 30K a halfway mark? Just curious. Oh, on the feeling tired issue. Are you getting enough sleep? That’s really important. Your days are quite full it seems. I’m impressed! Great post.
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Hi Paul, thanks for the comment!
Going by my previous WIPs, 30k will probably be getting towards the end of the first draft. However, in subsequent drafts, I tend to flesh scenes out more and add more description, to the point where the story doubles in length.
In my previous position at work, getting 10k a day was easy, and any exercise I did took me over that. My current position is a lot more sedentary, so the exercise is just getting me over the 10k. Now I think about it, I wonder if that is contributing to the tiredness. I think I usually do get enough sleep. I tend to go to bed around 10-10:30 and get up at 6-6:30, though I do sleep fairly lightly and sometimes get woken up, so those times, I definitely feel a bit more out of it.
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