That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
I haven't blogged in two weeks. I had every intention to check in last week. Had the post all organized in my head. Sat down to blog at least three times, pictures all edited and ready to upload.
But I revised instead.
I covered phenomenal ground the last two weeks. Mind-boggling for the kind of schedule I had, that I even suprised myself. Somehow, I even made dinner most nights, and didn't lose my mind.
But I didn't blog and barely checked in on social media. I jumped in and out of Scrivener every chance my children let me. I worked through that middle, made it sweet with more smoochies. (that's descriptive, right?) I'm now in the last .2 miles of this revision, all downhill. Almost done and I'm so happy.
So--goals: let's talk about them.
- Finish this revision before Easter break. Take a few days off, and do a final read. YAY! As a writer, I doubt everything I put on paper. One day I love what I've written and the next, I think I can write it better. But I know without a lick of doubt that I have made this manuscript better. I'm so proud of the work I've put in.
- While on Easter break: choose my next project. Work on my nano-completed draft? Plot the manuscript that's been tugging at me?
- Finish the final read for my manuscript before the end of the month.
- Finish THE FIFTH WAVE (love!). Start JUST ONE DAY.
- Get on that treadmill!
- Write some much needed thank you cards for my daughter's birthday and for a school event.
- Plan Easter!
Lessons Learned this week: I can't do everything or be everywhere. I'm not sure why I continue to think I can, but I do. Then, weeks like these happen and I drop a ball or two. And I realize the world doesn't implode. It moves on with or without me, and as much as it appreciates my help, it doesn't count on it for survival.
So that just all means that I can say no, even be a little selfish. Because something always gives and it can't always be at my expense.
I hope you all have a great week! I have three chapters to go! See you soon!