Let’s spend a minute thinking about this boat on the water, with no people, no land, and perhaps most importantly, no cell tower in sight. What would it be like to be on that boat for just a few hours on a Sunday afternoon? Where all you really had to do is lay on the bottom and stare at the sky or lean against the bow or stern and watch the world drift by? What if, in that boat, you couldn’t access the internet, your smartphone had fallen overboard, and the only companionship you have is your own thoughts, your own mind? Would it be a wonderful escape, or a pending nightmare? Would it be heaven or hell?
Write 7000 words each week. 8398/7000. It was a good week in terms of writing. I had a zero day on Tuesday, but other than that I wrote everyday and met my weekly wordcount goal. I still have no word debt for CampNaNoWriMo and I’m currently at 31614/36000. Getting really close to reaching my goal and “winning” the July challenge. Next week will be about crossing the finish line. The other good thing that’s happened this week is that I am still on schedule to meet my self-imposed deadline for completing the first draft of my current WIP. According to the project target in Scrivener, I have 24 days left to write nine scenes.
Journal everyday. 20/21. I missed my journal entry for last Sunday, and that was the first day I’d missed making a journal entry for the month of July.
Read one book a week. I’m still reading Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant, which I expect to finish tonight. I don’t plan to write a book review. I’m still undecided on how I feel about the book as a whole. I think there’s some good information in it, but I’m not all that enamored with the presentation. I also have read almost the first 100 pages of Gena Showalter’s The Darkest Pleasure (book 3 in the Lords of the Underworld series). So I’m reading. I’ve started a few things but haven’t finished anything since the first week of July.
- The Sisters Brothers – Patrick DeWitt
- This Side of the Grave – Jeaniene Frost
- Turn Coat – Jim Butcher
- Surrender – Lisa Renee Jones
- The Return of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
- Ride Rough – Laura Kaye
Entice Me – J. Kenner
- Anchor Me – J. Kenner
- Ripley Under Ground – Patricia Highsmith
- Demon from the Dark – Kresley Cole
Just One Touch – Maya Banks Hard As Steel – Laura Kaye Hard Ever After – Laura Kaye
- The Iscariot Sanction – Mark A. Latham
- Random – Craig Robertson
Write one book review for my blog each week. Nothing new to report here.
Walk/Run twelve miles each week. I managed a total of 7 miles this week.
- Wednesday = 2.32 miles / 45 minutes (32/100)
- Thursday = 2.32 miles / 45 minutes (33/100)
- Saturday – 2.36 miles / 45 minutes (34/100)
In case you were wondering, that boat would be heaven to me. If all I had to do was hand over my electronics and be promised a safe return to shore after five or six hours floating on the water, I would take it in a heartbeat. No signal, a chance to hear myself think and turn off the noise and distractions–yes, that sounds like a wonderful escape.
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Have a great week!