Aug 31, 2009

Meandering Monday

Yes, I’m posting this in the middle of the morning. For the next two weeks my classes are in the afternoon, which sucks big time but there’s not much I can do about it. I did not get off to a good start at being efficient this morning - I stayed up a little later than I should have last night, which meant I slept in this morning, and then the husband gave himself a mild case of food poisoning by drinking orange juice that wasn’t expired, but had been open in the fridge for at least two weeks so I had to take Panda to the vet. The vet’s office was backed up so we had to wait for 45 minutes. Panda was not a happy camper!

I will definitely be getting to bed earlier tonight so I can get up at my usual time tomorrow and have a more productive morning!


Last week’s goals were chapter three for the Space Opera, new poem for Thursday, work on database, and start letter to my sister.

Not only did I get the chapter done for the Space Opera, I also got it posted on Friday. Okay, so it got posted at quarter to midnight, it was still Friday!

Poetry wise I finished two poems for my poetry group - the first was finishing the poem from last month where the prompt was to compare yourself to a landscape, animal, or insect, and the second was the poem from this month’s prompt which was to write about a conversation between two people (or creatures or whatever). I also introduced the poetry form of Ghazal on Thursday’s Passion for Poetry and even managed to write one.

I did work on a database, but not the one to keep track of my books. This database was to keep track of my writing and where I’ve been sending it. Technically, it was for a project for school, but I figured I might as well make it a useful project.

Did not start the letter to my sister, although I did send her links to my blogs via e-mail. :-)

Goals For This Week:

Chapter four of the Space Opera. I keep refining the plot in my head so I know where this is headed and pretty much how it ends, but I’m still not too clear on how they’re going to get there. There is also the potential for sequels and I need to decide whether or not I’m going to take advantage of that aspect. That in itself will determine what direction this story takes.

Poetry. I’m thinking of tackling the Sonnet this week, but don’t hold me to it ‘cause I’ve tried a couple of times before to write them and failed miserably. Sonnets are hard!

Probably won’t get around to working on the database nor the letter to my sister. But I do have to get the baby quilt I’ve been working on finished for the weekend. The daughter had me start a baby quilt for a friend of hers and I really need to focus some attention on it to get it done in time. It’s a Winnie-the-Pooh theme, but using the classic pictures not the Disney ones. It’s not as colourful as my quilts usually are, and I’m having a hard time finding the colours for some of the things like Christopher Robin’s clothes and Piglet’s striped shirt. I will try to get a picture of it to post when I am done.

So, that takes care of my week. How about yours?


Benjamin Solah said...

Oh I have a database for my stories but I'm always so bad at updating it. I need to get back to it.

C R Ward said...

The nice thing about the database for my writing is it shows me what a slacker I am when it comes to submitting! :-)

Jamie D. said...

You mean we're supposed to keep track of things we've written and sent out? Oh yeah...I guess that only applies when you send things out. I'm good then. ;-)

Good luck with your list this week. And great job getting your serial posted Friday night (I saw it when you posted it)!

Tara McClendon said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog. Thought I'd introduce myself. :]

C R Ward said...

Jamie: I have to admit I was surprised to see that although I've been writing lots, I haven't submitted a short story in almost 10 years!

Tara: Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!