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Awesome Monday!

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Here we go! It's another Monday, so it's another chance to be AWESOME, right?

It's my first time on the schedule for Mondays, so bear with me while I find my feet! As I am ahead of most of you timewise, I have the luxury of looking back at today's achievements and deciding on how Tuesday to Sunday are going to look, as I've decided it's easiest to post so most people will see it first thing on Monday for them.

So how did my Monday go, you ask? Well, after a very wet weekend, I woke up to warm temperatures and 99% humidity... phew! Let me just say how grateful I was for the air-conditioning at work when I arrived, which is not how I normally feel as a/c tends to screw with my sinuses, but there you go; it's all relative! I managed to get quite a bit done at work today, so I feel good about that, but so far have done no writing, apart from a post in my own journal (half of which I wrote last Friday, I must admit).

For the rest of this week though, I'm hoping to get back to some words! We had a new member of our household arrive a little over a week ago - a Golden Retriever puppy called Remus - and things seem to have been pretty chaotic since! But I am slowly getting back on track - I think - and my daughter, who belongs to the puppy(!), is getting him into something of a routine in preparation for her own return to university after the summer break here in NZ. She has two weeks to have everything sorted... am I hoping too much? *bites lip*

Now it's your turn, so tell me what wonderful things are you looking forward to in the next week? Is it going to be all about the words? Or are other things happening that you can share with us?

Here are the reminders and other things you need to help kick you off for the week:

1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your amazing Monday prompt is - NEW PUPPY! Give me 100 words or a graphic for the fabulous sake of saying you’ve done it!

2 – Reminder of last week’s challenges:

BINGO cards are here - WotD Enfant Terrible - F - WotD Patrician - WWoW
WotD Heartsome - 203 - WotD Paralipsis - WC Valentine's Day - Say What
WotD Horsefeathers - WotD Abbreviate - WotD Nonviolence - Bingo Check-in

And 3 – Big Buddy 43% - Are you all on schedule?
agdhani - 12,900
simplyn2deep - 2,190
asphaltcowgrrl - 6,450
severina2001 - 6,450
craterdweller - 1,290
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org – 12,900
cmk418 - 2,190
katleept - 18,060
fairyniamh - 1,204
flipflop_diva - 6,020
csichick_2 - 5,208
chokolattejedi - 21,500



( 39 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 12th, 2018 07:18 am (UTC)
wait...what?! I'm supposed to have that many words written by today?!

Damn, I'm behind. I'm going to see if I can get some writing on Monday after class. I did, however, get 300-something words done today (Sunday), but I don't know how much that brings my monthly total up to.

sigh. school man. it messes with everything!
Feb. 12th, 2018 08:14 pm (UTC)
I have faith in you - you'll get there! Good luck with school too!
Feb. 12th, 2018 12:12 pm (UTC)
I'm slightly ahead on word count. A lot of my writing time this weekend was spent re-ordering the scenes of my 2015 NaNoWriMo as part of the revision process. It didn't generate too many words but I'll have a "to do" list of scenes that need writing/re-writing once I'm done :)
Feb. 12th, 2018 08:15 pm (UTC)
Slightly ahead is great! And the weekend revision sounds like a good thing - good luck with the writing and rewriting! ;-)
Feb. 12th, 2018 12:26 pm (UTC)
This week, I have to finalize things for a State monitoring visit at work. They won't be looking at the paperwork side of things this time around (which is what I'm mostly responsible), but the technical side. Still I have 3 appointments to get on the calendar before the end of the day today & it's a little nervewracking. Just have to keep reminding myself that it's not my first time at this rodeo & that things will get done.

Writing-wise, I'll be finishing up a 2x2 Bingo card and may delve into starting to re-assemble my NaNo project from 2015 & 2016 into a decent draft.

I'm currently at 5595 for the month. Looks like I'll be upping my goal again come March.

Not a fan of the humidity (it'll be soupy around here come June), but I wouldn't mind a little of the warmth - seems like it's in the teens here right now.

Congrats on the puppy!

Feb. 12th, 2018 08:21 pm (UTC)
That sounds coincidentally a lot like what's happening at our workplace today! While I am not too involved, my husband (who also works here) has been heavily involved with getting things ship-shape and making sure everything is ready for the audit (a health and safety one). Here's hoping after all of that we pass. Good luck with yours; keep taking deep breaths and it'll all fall into place, I'm sure!

Yay for all the bingo work, and good luck for the Nano drafts!

Your count is FANTASTIC! Congrats on more than surpassing where you hoped to be right now!

Yes, the humdity is very hard to handle - we get that in summer and just dampness in winter in my part of NZ, so I sometimes wonder why I live here!!! But on a good sunny day I remember... so if I could just have one soon I'd appreciate it! It's high 20's C here at the moment, which is high 70's to low 80's in F - not that hot, but coupled with the high humidity it's a killer! And we have more wet weather and storms coming...

Thank you - the puppy is gorgeous, but so tiring!!! ;-)
NEW PUPPY - 332 words - cmk418 - Feb. 13th, 2018 02:10 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: NEW PUPPY - 332 words - haldoor - Feb. 13th, 2018 02:28 am (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 12th, 2018 01:35 pm (UTC)
I spent 8.5 hrs (thus 8.5k more to the count) yesterday finishing the book cover, uploading the book formats to be published, tweaking, reuploading...figuring out why my pdf conversions weren't embedding the fonts...

So now publication is pending technical review of the files and (if all goes well) my review of the electronic proofs...

So watch this space for dates ;)

In the meantime, my head and neck hurt...my daughter's life is still a mess...god knows what this week will be like...class and a work thing next Saturday...

So I'm glad I'm at 33k...like a week ahead in my count *whew*
Feb. 12th, 2018 08:25 pm (UTC)
I don't even know how you keep the word count up so high with all the other things you have to do, but I admire and congratulate you for managing it all!

Good luck with the novel - I look forward to hearing it's all go!

Look out for the head and neck issues; I hope they resolve, and I hope things improve for your daughter soon too. *hugs*
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Feb. 12th, 2018 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh heck now - warm and THAT humid? YUCK. But I feel you. Generally, I'm freezing in the AC but during monsoon season when it's 110F or hotter and raining, you want to hurt someone.

I hope that the puppy (and all of you) get settled before the kid goes back to school! Enjoy him though, they can be such a joy. :)

Not much on the horizon here this week. I finished a bingo amnesty challenge for another comm that I need to get posted. After that, I need to get started on our bingo and a bunch of old challenges I haven't finished. *sigh* But at least it gives me lots and lots to do.

I'm about 1400 words shy of where I should be for Big Buddy, but if I buckle down, I can knock that out without any problem. But if I add in my icons, I'm probably right on track.


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Feb. 12th, 2018 07:00 pm (UTC)
Tried to post, but it only created a blank space and didn't include my text. Let's try again...

Ah, well, my original post was longer and had more detail. Maybe LJ ate it to spare everyone. Lol. Here's what I'm up to this week!
- Fandom: Weekend Challenge (H, I am on it!)
- Fandom: H50 Big Bang- start on art work for my assigned writer/story
- Japanese lessons - catch up before class Friday night. Missed last week due to 'I'm too tired'
- Running - logged over five miles this past weekend, need to log @11 miles this week, training for an April race. I'm late getting going. :(
- Get more sleep- supposed to sleep more when running, and baby I am feeling it when I don't, now. Need to sleep at least one extra hour per night.
- Have things to do after work Thurs and Friday

I think I see why I'm not getting many words in lately - everything else is eating up my writing energy. That's okay - the art work should count for something, and I am still hoping to get some bingo words down.

Edited at 2018-02-12 07:08 pm (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2018 08:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmm....
Hmm, wonder what happened there?

YAY! Weekend Challenge sorted *ticks own list* Thank you!

Ooooh, H50 BB art - good luck! And phew, hearing about all that learning and exercise has worn me out and I'm not even involved - no wonder you need extra sleep! I hope you get it!


Re: Hmmm.... - thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org - Feb. 12th, 2018 09:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Feb. 12th, 2018 08:02 pm (UTC)
My big plans for the week are fairly simple and yet convoluted all at once. A new phone system was installed last week and, ICK, a full day of no problems is my goal this week. As our phones have been out for 3 or so hours now, I'm not too hopeful. HOWEVER, I get to leave 2 hours early on Friday, and then head out for dinner (read: 3 or so drinks), followed by Black Panther and then no work on Monday. Perhaps there will be words!

Feb. 12th, 2018 08:35 pm (UTC)
OMG... not fun. Technology is great when it works, but when it doesn't, it's horrendous! Good luck with that goal.

Leaving 2 hours early on Friday sounds fantastic! YAY dinner, yay drinks, yay Black Panther - it's supposed to be wonderful! Also, a day off is never a bad thing, and WORDS!!!! will happen, I know it.

Feb. 12th, 2018 08:41 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain with the humidity. It will soon be here for me, I hope. I'm getting sick of the rainy cold weather. I moved to Texas to stay warm in the winter not to freeze.

Yay for new puppy!
Feb. 12th, 2018 09:42 pm (UTC)
Hopefully it will ease up soon, although we have a cyclone probably on it's way in a few days after it's done with Tonga and possibly Fiji, so who knows whether that will be worse! I hope you get some warmth soon!

The puppy is very sweet! ;-)
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Feb. 12th, 2018 09:11 pm (UTC)
I have that count. :)
Feb. 12th, 2018 09:42 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! ;-)
Feb. 13th, 2018 03:03 am (UTC)
3426. Still behind, but less behind than last time.
Feb. 13th, 2018 08:43 pm (UTC)
That's still 3426 more words than I've done this month, so I say woohoo! Keep going; I know you can catch up! ;-)
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Feb. 14th, 2018 07:59 pm (UTC)
You have done fantastically well! GREAT JOB! Congrats!

No worries! We are all about the prompts, so I am glad you found this one inspiring and managed to write something! ;-)
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Feb. 18th, 2018 11:46 pm (UTC)
Great stuff! More words, woohoo! ;-)
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