Sunday, January 30, 2011

ROW 80 update # 5 (I think) from the Orchid house

So, on to the quick-and-dirty version of the update - Sunday is church day, and these kids don't dress themselves.
 - I stuck to the every-other-day routine
 - I added about 1000 words to the story (but took about 300 out that weren't pulling their weight)
 - I avoided poetry all week, to stay focused on getting 'unstuck', and answered a few questions while writing
 - I even got the energy up to make a "real meal" a few times this week, rather than the 'bake something frozen and convenient from the freezer section of the store' I don't have a large enough freezer to cook a lot of meals in advance to freeze, so this is a huge step forward for us.
 - The crutches only got used when out and about, so I'm regaining some strength (well, in my heel, anyway.  A bit in my leg maybe, too :-)
 - I'm in a good position (er, not in a necessarily Stuck place) for good writing this week, so I can start critting and reworking some poetry again too. Yay!!

I hope that everyone has a great week!  Take care!



  1. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate! I am amazed that you find the time to write. Perhaps I'm a little envious of YOU in your ability to do it all :)

    I look forward to checking in on your progress!

  2. Had to laugh at the "real meal" accomplishment. That's a big one! (I hate to cook.)

    Sounds like you are in a good place. Hope you have another great week!

  3. Well done, it sounds like you've had an awesome week! I hope it keeps going as well for you and I bow to your culinary skills, my poor kids suffer with me around. ;)

  4. Glad you're making progress both on your work and recovery. Take care.

  5. Thanks for checking in, all of you! I am happy to have a moment to stop and see how we're all doing! Getting encouragement from the group helps a lot, so I really appreciate your generosity and your time. See you all soon!!

  6. hi - sounds like a good week - I like cooking but have yo confess to hating haveing to come away from the machine when in the middle of a flow of words to make meals - look after yourself

  7. Hey Alberta - it's a good problem you have, to worry of interrupting a flow of ideas!!! When you manage both, though, everyone's less grouchy - always a writing plus :-)