One bit of good news: no cats have died this week. So you don’t have to put up with any memorials.
ROW80-wise, I had a good week.
- I’m up to 66 straight days at 750 Words. I have written at least 750 words on that site every day this month.
- I finished the entries for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and all are scheduled. So that’s out of the way, and I can focus on writing stories.
- The memoir that I wrote last Sunday and sent off to my writers’ group buddies got good critiques when we met on Friday. When I say “good critiques,” I mean that they found lots of things that needed fixing, and their list matched mine.
- Contrary to what Chuck Wendig says about writers not getting back to stories that they say they’ll continue after they write another story (#3 on his list), I finished the first draft of the short story that I had started a couple of weeks ago. And, it’s crap. It’s one of those that I can let fester for a while before coming back to it. When that will be, I have no idea. I’m not sure that it was ever destined to be a real story (it came from a prompt in a book), and I’m suddenly loaded with ideas to try, so what’s there might be all that there will be.
- Mary has noticed that I’m starting to look a little thinner. I’m happy about that. I’m still heavy enough that I have to weigh myself on two scales, a la Louie Anderson, but my clothes are fitting a little better. Shirts that felt a little tight are now feeling comfortable, and while Omar the Tentmaker doesn’t have to worry about me coming in for smaller clothes anytime soon, I’m shrinking into the ones I have.
You’ll notice that I left out a discussion of my reading. I’ll discuss that in another post. Watch this space for further developments.