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Ah, so many plans, so many good intentions, and so little done. Week 6 of the ROW80 writing challenge was a bust. I managed to get my house vacuumed. Does that count?

The rest of the time, I sat at my desk like a good little writer and stared at the computer screen. Not a single word made it past my eyeballs. Everything I read bounced back into the great unknown. In breathless anticipation, I will wait for the words to return because they were no doubt brilliant and necessary to my career as an author. 

1) Write every morning:

– At my desk every morning by 7:00. As stated above, stared at the words on the screen for six of the seven days.

– I received the last of the critiques for my Bandit Creek novella WEDDING FEVER. Thursday morning, the fog cleared from my brain and I worked on edits until noon when I was interrupted by the urge to sleep.

– For the upcoming week, I’ll finish off the WEDDING FEVER changes, then send the manuscript out for professional editing.

2) Social Media, the love of my life, the bane of my existence:

– I visited 59 blogs.

– The super fabulous August McLaughlin hosted the Beauty of a Woman blogfest. I laughed and I cried at the posts shared by all of the awesome women who opened a vein and spilled their guts to the world. If you missed the blogfest, check out August’s page where you will find links to all of the people who participated in the day. Or you can start by reading my post and then follow the link there to August’s blog.

3) Avoid chocolate.

– No chocolate. Another thumbs up week.

4) Exercise.

– Did you read my opening paragraphs? I can summarize the week in one word: sleepy.

5) Read.

– Hard to do when your eyes are closed.

– I started to read the WG2E All-For-Indies Viva Le Valentine edition — you know, the book with my story THE VALENTINE GRINCH included — and SLIM TO NONE by Jenny Gardiner is on the back burner.

Check out the A Round of Words in 80 Days blog and maybe you’ll want to join us next time.

Happy ROW80 everyone and thanks for stopping by!

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