I'll follow JaneB's prompt from last week with another one about your relationship to writing: what encourages you to write, or helps you to find pleasure in it? This might be physical (the right pen, a large monitor, a comfortable chair or sunny room), relational (an audience, company in the room, or solitude), or psychological/emotional (a recent acceptance, an intriguing problem or character). Or something else I haven't thought of, or a combination! Perhaps you'd like to think about a time when you wrote happily and fluidly, and what circumstances allowed that.
So far, we're a small group this time. We might still have some readers or former participants who would like to join us: please do! Or just stop by once in awhile to let us know how you are, even if the organization of weekly check-ins doesn't fit your needs at this time.
Last week's goals:
Finish association reports
Open old paper to see what is needed, pick something and do it
Set up awkward meeting with current admin about moving my research money
Pack up something substantial in house
Dame Eleanor Hull
- 3 days work on conference paper
- 3 days work on spring grad class
- find out what documents I need for new driver's license
- finish weeding veg patch and plant veg/herbs
- move stuff back into guest room
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Create 20,000-foot plan for the session;
Write and mail long-overdue thank you notes;
Plan conference and remaining medical trips for the next month;
Outline my nascent blog post ideas.
1) Plan WH intro revisions.
2) Touch up paint in basement bedroom.
3) Finish two books that I'm almost finished with.
4) Finish stacking wood.
5) Clean upstairs windows.
1) work no more than 10 hours
2) do something fun each day of the long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend
3) make some lists for smaller things that fit under goals 1, 2 and 4 to pick from in future weeks.
Let us know how you did, set your new goals, and respond to the prompt if/as you feel inspired. I look forward to our conversation in the comments.