Sep 7, 2009

Happy Labour Day

Last week started out good, but it kinda got away from me towards the end. I was on top of things right up until Friday, which is when everything fell apart. I thought I had all the squares embroidered for the baby quilt, but once I started putting it together I realized the center piece was missing. This one needed two pictures - one at the top and one at the bottom - with a blank space in between to put the baby’s name and date of birth after the blessed event.

Went online long enough to check my e-mails and do the post about the delay of the serial, then back to slaving away over that quilt. It was well after midnight when I finished the embroidery. Sewed all the layers together and then realized I’d sewn the stuffing to the outside instead of the inside. So I had to rip it all out and re-sew it. The sun was coming up before I was done.

So Saturday I snatched a few hours of sleep before getting the house ready for the son-in-law’s birthday party, which went very well, and then napped during the Star Trek movie marathon. I managed to stay awake for my favorite line from Wrath of Khan: "From Hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spite my last breath at thee!" and the rest is just a blur. :-)


Last week's goals were chapter four of the space opera, the Sonnet poetry form, and baby quilt.

Thursday I not only managed the post about Sonnets, I wrote one too. I originally wrote my sonnet in the Shakespearean style, but I found it read better in the Italian, or Petrarchan, style. I think it made it easier for posting when I decided what form to work on earlier in the week, even though I didn’t work on the actual sonnet until late Wednesday/early Thursday.

Got the baby quilt done and it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. :-)

Sunday I just couldn’t seem to get motivated, but I did finally write get chapter four of my serial posted.

Goals For This Week:

Chapter Five of the Space Opera, in which questions are asked and a few are even answered. :-)

This week’s poetry form is Counting Up and Down.

Start seriously thinking about NaNo. Last year I almost didn’t do it, even though I was unemployed and had nothing to do all day. I was in a creative black hole right up to November 1 when all of a sudden this full fledged novel popped into my head. Not only did I finish NaNo, I had over 6,000 words to spare.

This year I’ve got a lot more on my plate so there’s this nagging voice that tells me I would be wise to give it a pass. However, if I can get four extra chapters written, and four extra poetry form posts written, I will probably give it a go. Unless I’m taking Business Law in November, and then all bets are off. I hear it’s a really brutal course.

So added to my weekly goals is to move ahead in my serial and poetry forms, just in case I’m crazy enough to NaNo this year.

Oh, yeah. Guess I'd better get that letter started to my sister, too. :-)

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


Jamie D. said...

Congrats on getting the baby quilt done! Sounds like it was a big project...

You do know that the whole point of NaNo being in November is that it's when everyone is really busy, right? Kinetic energy and all that (a body in motion tends to stay in motion) yeah. I expect to see you signed up, to keep the rest of us company, at least! :-)

Good luck with your goals - I bet you'll do just great!

C R Ward said...

At least I don't have to worry about Thanksgiving in the middle of NaNo. :-)

Benjamin Solah said...

Good to see you made it through your goals even with the obstacles.

I'm beginning to think about NaNo too. It's crazy but I can never not do it.