"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Weekly Wrap-up (May 22, 2016)

Blog Posts
No blog posts this week :(

Personal Stuff
I failed with the A to Z Challenge, and life goes on.  I took the week off from my blogs because my eyes have been hurting so much, but I will be back this week.  Back to my normal schedule.  Back to normal blogging.  Yay!  I don't think I will try the A to Z Challenge again.  I always have a problem with my allergies and fall behind.  And I know a lot of people schedule all their posts ahead of time, but part of the challenge for me is that I try to post every day.   Scheduling my posts would defeat the purpose of the challenge, right?  Yep, never doing the A to Z Challenge again.  I need to be successful at something for a while.

What I read
I finally got around to reading Fahrenheit 451.

Interesting Stuff I Found on the Internet
Links used for the A to Z Challenge:
A to Z of Easter Rising 1916

People and Places of the Easter Rising

Arthur Shields, the Quiet Man

Mise Eire

Irish Republican Brotherhood


Facts and misconceptions about the Rising

ROW80 Goals
1.  Read 9 books (3/9)
I just finished Fahrenheit 451 and now I am reading The Interior Circuit by Francisco Goldman.

2.  Complete the A to Z Challenge on my two blogs/Continue with my blogging schedule
The challenge is over.  I have failed.  I will not try to complete the challenge this year.  I took this week off from blogging.  I will start back up this week.

3.  Edit 5 chapters of ZF
I have not started yet.

4.  Write daily
My allergies made this difficult this week.  I did not write at all, although I am finally feeling inspired.

5.  Continue my Creative Every Day challenge
I am continuing the #100DayProject on Instagram which is helping me to be creative.

How did your week go?


  1. We all have bad weeks (and allergies can just add misery on top of bad without so much as asking what we think about things). You've started again, and that's the important part.

    I have a similar issue with the A-to-Z challenge myself. I also feel it should be a post a day. And probably, if I planned out my posts (maybe do a photo one day, a snippet of some poetry or a quote of some kind another day, etc., I might be able to pull it off... but I haven't found myself able to get there yet).

    Maybe someday you'll change your mind, maybe you won't. The point is that you've learned something about yourself and how you work so you can (hopefully) feel more productive in the future.

    1. Thank you. It feels good when someone can relate and understand where I am coming from. I really do enjoy the A to Z challenge. I just think I need a break from it for a while.

  2. Don't look on it as failure. Sometimes the challenge is just not right for you, or at a bad time. I've had that happen many a time. I try to get what I can out of it and try something else. Last year I missed a whole week and then just finished way late -for my own satisfaction. Love Fahrenheit 451 - will have to check out the other book you're reading. Sounds like allergies are really a pain - when mine are bad I just want to hibernate.I'm trying to get back to writing daily after a looong drought. All the best in the week ahead.