Goals check for the week of June 10

By Katharine Swan On Monday, June 17, 2013 At 10:30 AM

It just figures that immediately following two of the most productive weeks I've had all year, this last week would be my least productive.  At least, I think it's probably about the least productive.  It was my first week of my summer schedule, and it was a reminder of how much busier I am when the kids are out of school, and my hours double.

1. Novels: I didn't work on my novel at all this past week.  Well, technically I revised a few paragraphs Monday and a few more on Tuesday, but that's really not much to speak of.  I am writing this post Sunday evening, as I expect a busy day tomorrow, so I might get a little bit more done this evening -- but I don't think it will be very much.  Unfortunately July is fast approaching, and with it the second session of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I am not nearly as far as I intended to be by this time.

2. Blogs and websites: No progress.

3. Other writing projects: No progress.

4. Books: After I got done with my book club's selection, I wasn't quite in the mood to go back to the tedium of Les Miz, so I read a short YA novel and then started reading a book about the 1920s.  I am letting myself slide on this since it technically counts as research for my novels...

5. Horses: Panama saw a lot of action this week -- V. (the girl I nanny for) had lessons Tuesday and Thursday and a practice ride on Friday, and I rode him (bareback -- it was something of a "horse therapy" ride for me, since I'd had a crazy day) Wednesday evening.  Rondo was only ridden on Friday, when V. and I rode together.  I didn't ride at all over the weekend, since the horses had a big change on Saturday: Rondo moved into Panama's corral, up at the very front of the barn.  I am happy because I have wanted them together from day one, primarily for my convenience but also because I'd like them to know they are "brothers" now.

This coming week should be a more productive week in theory, since I actually have the week off from my nanny job (and no other work, either, other than my novel).  We did set aside a few days for a vacation, though, and the rest of the days have already been filling up alarmingly fast.  In other words, I suspect this week may not end up being so productive, after all.  I have another week off in July -- during Camp NaNo, as luck would have it -- and I am setting that one aside for working on my novel!

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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