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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #46: Mid Challenge Checkup

Thirteen Things about Where I'm at in the challenge

1. I finished the Dark Roast set in Packrat. (HEY! That's important)
2. I've spent a great deal of time staring at the crack in my family room ceiling wondering how and why it got there, and whether or not anything will come crashing down on me as I write. (That's a legitimate fear... if the ceiling crashes down on my laptop, I'll lose everything.)
3. I'm at about 25% of my writing goal for the week with 3 days to go. And still confident I will make it.
4. I folded five or six loads of laundry.
5. I have all the current Packrat cards vaulted. (Talented, that's me.)
6. I am caught up on almost all of my online work, except for the coding stuff I can't figure out. (oh brother-poo... call me!)
7. I spent a day in Boulder researching setting.
8. I stopped by a lovely ice cream fountain in Golden, which will appear in one of my books. See, eating ice cream IS research!
9. I think I changed some of the backstory for my hero. Maybe. Dare I? How many times can I change it before I'm satisfied?
10. I emailed a few folks about the edits I need to do.
11. I even built a couple of Packrat sets for some friends. (And see, I'm generous, too.)
12. I've done everything on the to-do list except pay bills. Ugh. I'd much rather write than know how poor I really am.
13. Even though the words are not yet on the page (because really, how boring would that be?), I've done a lot more plotting and figuring of things I hadn't quite figured on stuff that needed to be figured. As soon as I get the edits on Book #1 done, I'll be able to breeze through a few changes I need to make to #2, and then I can finish writing #3. Is it sad that I'm excited about #3 even though I haven't sold #1 yet? Sheesh. I need to get a life. Or play more Packrat. ;)

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Nancy said...

great list.

Jan Parrish said...

I thought you'd given up on that addiction... or cut back? :)

Phoebe Jordan said...

Happy TT! I think is list is great and bit funny too. Hope to see you at my 2nd edition about Nora Roberts at Talk About My Favorite Authors blog.

Robbie Iobst said...

Wow - You seem to have accomplished a lot. I have a goal for Sunday night and I have done nothing to achieve it. Procrastination do vex me!

Danica Favorite said...

For the record, I have cut back on my Packrat addiction. In fact, I woke up this morning, took a shower, made breakfast, wrote five pages, and have NOT opened packrat. So there. :)