Life: Whether you are right about the weather or writing about the weather, change is hard. We eased back into lessons this past week with a minimum of fuss. However, we are still working out the kinks on timing and James desire to do everything on his own and when it's time for a supervisory review. I told him to look at it like a job - he can either stop at a certain reasonable time every day for his supervisor (me) to review his work or we can stipulate Friday as review day. We tried the latter this week and it leaves a bit to be desired as we were a bit cranky at the end of the long week. He's a teenager - nuff said. How many more years to go? Concentrating on my one word - Grace.
ROW80: Writing and reading wise, spending my mornings getting into a study, reading, and writing mode. The goal is to write daily - whether it's journaling, blogging or working on wip. I wrote everyday except for one day this week. I'm loving the Write Brain workbook and had a lot of fun with the exercise Far Far Away in which you think of a person who really bugs or annoys you, and then think of a place you'd like to send this person. Then -mentally--send them there. With that in mind. start with - The post card arrived...... (Just a hint, an unhappy acquaintance who is not happy unless they have something to complain about). Did I accomplish all my goals this week. Alas not since life happens so carrying goal over to this week:
1) WIP: Review draft of Eyes in the Ashes, re-evaluate and detail what needs to be done. Have partial 3rd edit completed.
2) Craft Study: Complete chapter 1 exercises of The Writer's Journey and apply them to main characters of Eyes.
3) ROW80 participants - visit all the two's.
4) Morning pages: continue with Jesus calling and Write Brain workbook.
Reading: This week I finished Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis which was mediocre and the first book in The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith which was quite interesting. I'll be posting my reviews Monday and Friday. I'm still reading Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing and Brett Battles Sick about an evil scientist and a nasty population killing virus. Pulling down from the dusty shelf to read Across the Universe by Beth Revis and Genesis by Bernard Beckett. Seems I'm doing the A to Z challenge after all.
52 BOOKS: It's book week 3 already and highlighting Pierre Berton, Canadian non fiction author who died in 2004. Check out the video of his life which is quite informative.
Came across a really neat challenge by Gina at Book Dragon's lair which will begin in April and run for two years: Monthly Mix up Mania in which you read a book for each letter for each month of the year. Sounds like fun.
What are you reading this week?