Saturday, September 19, 2009
Current Project: Bodyguard Book
Status: page 69
Yep, only sixty-nine pages. I've had almost a week without the distractions of the dh and I still made pitiful progress. I can't even blame the puppy (and believe me, I tried.) I can't blame the blizzard of TP I found last night when I came upstairs to go to bed (you would have thought I would have wondered what that romping noise was for twenty minutes earlier in the evening, but noooo....) I can't blame her new found skill of sitting on the deck chairs as though she's waiting for Roberto the cabana boy to bring her a cocktail. I can't blame the dried dead rat she ate that gave her a tummy ache and all accompanying physical manifestations for three days including a vet bill of $30.50 to be told she had a tummy ache. I can't blame her preoccupation with Lucy, the orange cat, or my blue beaded slippers. I can only blame myself.
You know, on the other hand, maybe I can blame the dh.
Yeah. From now on, I'm blaming him. And the rain.
So, how did you do this week? I'm hoping those who attended the Rose City book signing at Powell's last night will check in and give a report, but more to the point, did anyone get any good writing done? Any epiphanies? Any break-throughs?
My goal is to be past page 100 by next Saturday. That's only thirty pages away but I'm going to make it a small goal in case the dh lets me down again or the rain keeps up. What's your goal for the next week? Try being specific. I think planting a specific goal in your head with a tangible deadline helps achieve that goal. For instance, if you were at work and your boss said he wanted a project completed by November 1, would you say, "Well, I'll try. I'll see if I can fit it in. Maybe."? Treat yourself as well as you would treat an employer. (In case you can't tell, this is a pep talk I need to hear, and maybe you do, too.)