Wednesday, February 8, 2012

#ROW80 - Only Mildly Angsty

Last week was the emotional roller coaster that I thought it would be. I got done both more than I thought I would and less that I would have liked. Figure that one out. Work has been busy, too (hence the late posting today), so I'll keep this short. Here are the goals:
  • Lesson Learned - The length of different works. See the post I made yesterday. My short story was getting long and I wondered what, exactly, I was supposed to be calling it. Wikipedia to the rescue!
  • WIP Progress - I decided the length is going to make my dare story into a novelette. I hacked out another 5 pages, so on target here, though I wanted to have more done.
  • Blogging - I did all my blogging early last week in anticipation of being busy the rest of the time. I was only able to squeeze out one post on each blog, two here if you include this. I knocked out my personal post as well, so not bad. A little short, but that was to be expected.
Blogging may continue to be rough it work keeps up the pressure. Home has also been busy. For the long version, feel free to check out my personal blog, but basically my wife had a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) this week. That basically laid her up for a day and I was in manservant mode. I put my WIP ahead of my blogging (for obvious reasons), and it shows. Still, I feel that my priorities are in the right place, so I'm not really angsty about it.

A quick link today before I leave you with the word count. There's a self-publishing survey out there. The point is to collect some "real" data on the current state of self-publishing. From an academic standpoint, I'm always interested in numbers and trends and such, though they don't always tell the full story. Still, I wanted to pass along the link for the survey and a description of what the study is about for any and all that are interested.

That's it from me!
  • Since last check in (two weeks): 3,351
  • New Fiction: 1,690
  • Round 1 Total: 31,314


Lauralynn Elliott said...

I'm also a little worried about what's going to happen when work picks up here in the spring. I guess we do what we can do. I know you've been under a lot of stress, so I think you've done great.

I hope everything goes well with your wife's health situation. Life gets tedious sometimes, doesn't it?

Matt said...

Ha. Tedious. Great word. Makes me think of all those orange juice commercials:

"And at 4:45 your boss is going to come by and task you with something due tomorrow morning."

"Good thing I'm spilling my orange juice all over your face."

Isn't that how they went?

Suzanne Lilly said...

Matt, this is the first time I've been to your blog, and I clicked on the links in your blog post. You've been under a huge strain! I so hope your wife's health improves. I hope your job isn't more than you can handle. I want to send you my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your aunt.

Matt said...


So far, it's been... tolerable. I've had as many days where I come home, bursting with things to write about (because stress seems to stimulate creativity) as days where I'm just too pooped to poop (it can also ruin creativity).

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