Summertime - Goal? What goals? Spring Reading Thing and Row80 wrapup

Happy Summer!   Today is a great day because it is my nephew's 16th birthday.  Happy birthday "L."   I was fortunate to be my sister's birth coach and present at his birth.  Since I was a single gal at the time, it was an eyeopening, life changing awesome experience.   And I can hardly forget the day, can I...  :)

Happy to say I have accomplished a major goal which has been years in the making.   I have completed my Bachelor's Degree!!!!   I got an A on my final project about George Bernard Shaw.   Found out some interesting things about Shaw and basically, the more I found out, the less I liked. Will be writing a post to share my thoughts about him soon.   

And I received an A for the whole class.   A wonderful way to end the whole experience.   Technically I'm done and officially just have to wait for the school to review all and send my graduation application packet which will probably take a couple months.  My last class, Humanities Capstone, was much more involved than I expected and it took precedence over everything else the past couple months including my original goals for ROW80  working on my current WIP, completing The Artist's Way, and morning pages. To applaud and encourage the intrepid rowers who are still going strong, go here

Now that all my class stuff is behind me and James 5th grade home school lessons are winding done (we have 5 more weeks to go), I'm looking forward to being able to concentrate on finishing Red Thief.  The next round of Row80 begins on July 4th.  I'm going to be a sponsor this time so have to get to my pom poms ready for cheer leading my team.   Also need to work on a head shot for my sponsor bio.  Hmm!  

When I wasn't working on class papers or doing home school lessons with James, turned to fluffy, lighter reads the past month or so.  I had planned on reading a number of non fiction books for Spring Reading Thing and probably made it 1/3 of the way through two before threw in the towel on those.  My brain just couldn't absorb anymore so immersed myself in urban fantasy / paranormal romances.   I discovered Christine Feehan's Ghostwalker series and Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series.   Thanks to Jackie and her crew over at Literary Escapism for introducing me to them. 

I hope to start catching up on some reading and book reviews soon as I've signed up for some interesting book tours for July including Stories for Sendai, Before I Go To Sleep and Tobacco Wars.    Off to start working on some new reading and writing goals.   

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.  ~James Dent

What are your goals for this summer? 


  1. Congratulations on getting your Bachelor's degree, and for getting such high marks! I am very happy for you and hope that you get the chance to go out and celebrate it all!

  2. Congrats on your Bachelor's degree! That's really great. Good luck with the next round. I'm skipping round 3 but will probably be back for round 4. :)

  3. Getting your Bachelor's Degree is a great accomplishment. Congratulations! Good luck with all your writing goals.

    Welcome to sponsorship! It's fun to give people a boost now and then. :0)

  4. Congrats on getting your bachelor's degree! So thrilled for you. And an A on the project and in the class...I knew you would do well. ;O)

    I'm looking forward to reading your sponsor post. Maybe I'll have enough nerve to do one in the next round. We shall see.

  5. Congrats!!!! You must be thrilled :)

    I hope you do post your thoughts on GBS. He's one of my favorite playwrites and I'm interested to hear what you dug up.

  6. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! You should be so very proud of yourself!!

  7. Congrats, Robin! And thanks for introducing me to Literary Escapism.

    Goals this summer? Survive it. And squeeze in some writing.

  8. You've done great from the sound of it. Yes, summer can be a bit distracting... but it's only a few days out of the year here in Minnesota, LOL!

  9. Congrats on the degree, that's huge! It sounds like you will be busy this summer, but busy is nice sometimes right?? My goals for this summer are to just keep going lol! Best of luck with your pom poms and sponsoring!

  10. Congratulations! Getting that degree is an awesome accomplishment...hope you enjoy the summer and the next round of ROW 80. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. well done on the BA - it's time consuming so to get any writing done would have been difficult - hope the summer sees you smiling every day - will see you back next round hopefully

  12. Congratulations!!!! You rock! Now sit back and enjoy a bit of summer with your great tour books.

    We were up in Maine for a week, so I missed when you changed your header -- nice!!!


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