"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, July 24, 2016

Weekly Wrap-up: July 24, 2016

A new round of ROW80 has begun.
Progress on my goals is at the end of this post.
Blog Posts

Personal Stuff
I had a week to relax this week but very soon my summer starts to get very busy.  I still want to continue with my fitness goal and keep up with this blog but please be understanding if a few posts are a little late.  It feels like the summer is running away too quickly.  Soon I will be back at work for another school year.

Also, just last night I downloaded Pokémon Go.  I never thought that I would be interested in a game like this but already my husband and I have chosen three walks/bike rides to chase Pokémon when we normally would have been sitting around in the living room or backyard.  It has dramatically increased our activity level.  The only reason I am sitting and blogging right now is because his phone battery died.  I'm sure we will be back at it soon.

What I read
This week I finished The Sorceress by Michael Scott and started reading Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness.  So far I am enjoying it.

Interesting Stuff I Found on the Internet
This week I discovered Pitch Wars!  I started following @brendadrake on Twitter and researching the different mentors.  I am definitely not ready this year but next year I might be ready to apply.

ROW80 Goals
Round 3 of ROW80 has begun.  This round runs from July 4th to September 22nd.  I started a little late, so my number of weeks and days is a little different.  Here is my progress so far:

1.  Read 9 books (0/9)
I am currently reading Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness.  It will be the first book I complete this round.

2.  Continue with my blogging schedule (1/10 weeks)
This week I kept up with my blogging schedule.  You can check out my weekly posts through the links at the beginning of this post.

3.  Edit 5 chapters of ZF (0/5)
I would really like to complete this goal this round but I have not begun yet.

4.  Write daily (5/66 days)
Monday:  Worked on a blog post
Tuesday:  Worked on a blog post
Wednesday: Worked on a blog post
Thursday: :(
Friday:  :(
Saturday: Writing self-evaluation on Steve the Wri-mo and wrote a letter
Sunday:  Worked on a blog post

5.  Continue my Creative Every Day challenge
Pictures get posted on my Instagram if you want to follow my creative progress.  This week I have been working on a star-shaped baby blanket.

6.  Swim at least twice a week. (1/10 weeks)

This week I swam Monday and Wednesday.

How did your week go?
Do you have a blog post or interesting link you'd like to share with me?


  1. Welcome to the round. Glad to have you. If I had a smartphone, I might be tempted to join the Pokemon Go fun. It sounds like it has been great for you and your hubby. All the best with your writing, reading, and other goals. It was nice to "meet you" this week. TTFN