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Accountability check in 12/08/15

One day late, but not a dollar short.

Alas, life gets in the way, as it is bound to do this time of year. The holidays are being made even more complicated than usual this year by my recently-divorce brother moving to a new house, and my elderly mom moving out her retirement apartment to move in with him and his kids. They are each of them in a state of Total Chaos as their lives get packed away into boxes and transported from one place to another.

Between my assistance with that, and a few medical issues of my own that need attending to, and the girlfriend distracted by an upcoming art show she is preparing for, and Oh, Right, again... Christmas.... (have I shopped for anyone except my six-year-old grandnephew who is a small child and therefore easy to gift? Noooo.)

Oh, and on top of the online class I'm taking right now, I signed up for a one-week novel revision class--you know, the kind that always pops up in December to take advantage of the NaNo-ites. I didn't NaNo this year. My first draft isn't even due until the end of January, but I signed up for a revision class now anyway, 'cause this is when they all seem to pop up out of the woodwork.

I entirely blame my apparent success at reaching my weekly goals this week on the fact that the chapters due were already written in earlier classes from last summer.

Working title: The Girl From Venus
Planned # of chapters: 27
Planned date of first draft completion: Jan 31st, 2016
Current chapter: 18
Finish last week's goal? Yes
This week's goal: Get at least part way into chapter 19
This month's goal: Get at least party way into Chapter 21


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Dec. 8th, 2015 04:10 pm (UTC)
good luck with the revision class (too bad they take advantage of nano in december instead of waiting til January but that whole iron hot thing)

I hope your family gets settled into their new digs

And I hope the art show goes well
Dec. 8th, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
I am told that revision class repeats twice in the early new year, so that's cool.
Dec. 8th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oh that's good.
Dec. 9th, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
They are each of them in a state of Total Chaos as their lives get packed away into boxes and transported from one place to another.

Holy moly, that's huge for all of them.

I hope your health issues are small and in the past.

You must be crazed given all that plus the holidays and writing goals. Any vacation time coming? LOL
Dec. 9th, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
I am taking off the week between Christmas and New Years. Honestly, I wish it was now. I am feeling a bit fluey.

I tacked one more back procedure onto the ones I've been doing this year, but it was more of an afterthought. I am through that gauntlet for the time being. I have turned my attention to my poor arthritic knees, both with lubricating shots and an exercise program, trying to stave off knee surgery.

My writing time is a little oasis in early morning when all this stuff goes away. Yay for writing time.
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