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Awesome Monday!

Happy Monday! Time to be AWESOME!

How did you do last week? Get everything done that you’d hoped? What’s on your plate for this week? Let us know what kind of awesome you’ve got stashed in your back pocket.

This week is going to be a busy one for me. On Tuesday, my older girl turns 18. EIGHTEEN. How on earth did that happen? But wow, I’m in shock thinking that she’s going to be graduating in May and going off to college in the fall. I’m in that weird place where I’m both sad and excited because she’s such a great kid. I got lucky with both of mine, honestly.

On the writing front, my big bang is DONE and has been returned by my beta (THANK YOU AGAIN!). Now, waiting for the posting time so I can get it out into the world. I have a backlog of weekend challenges and things to do, fics to post, so I ought to have a good writing week. That is, if I can stop reading and goofing off long enough to get words on the page. :D

Reminders and other fun stuff to kick off the week:

1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your prompt for this lovely Monday is BIRTHDAY! Fess up 100 words or a graphic and be rewarded with my eternal gratitude! And may be some leftover cake.

2 – Last week’s challenges:



BINGO! WotD Oblivescence WotD Euphoric WotD Chocolate WotD Forget-Me-Nots WotD Moxie WotD Fenestrated Obsequious Weekend Challenge! Numbers Challenge – 454! A to Z Challenge – G!




3 – Big Buddy 68%! Are you on track? I’m sure as heck not. Hah!
agdhani - 18,900
simplyn2deep - 3,150
asphaltcowgrrl - 9,450
severina2001 - 9,450
craterdweller - 1,890
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org – 18,900
cmk418 - 3,150
katleept - 26,460
fairyniamh - 1,764
flipflop_diva - 8,820
csichick_2 - 7,630
chokolattejedi - 31,500

LET’S MAKE THIS THE BEST WEEK! WE CAN DO THIS!

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simplyn2deep
Feb. 19th, 2018 09:51 am (UTC)
Writing has been a joke this month for me! That being said I'm glad I don't have school today or tomorrow so I'm really going to have to hunker down and get the writing done not only because I'm behind schedule with my goal here but overall with the big bang that I'm working on I'm behind
asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 19th, 2018 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you've been having such a rough go with the words this month. Here's to hoping March is better for you. Enjoy your day off from school - I know my two are. Hahaha. Good luck with the words and your big bang!
craterdweller
Feb. 19th, 2018 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm on track with word count and number of days spent on writing projects - so yay for that!

But I still need to finish a WIP and get a few bingo type fills done before the end of the month. Not to mention revising the NanNo manuscript from 2015.
asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 19th, 2018 02:04 pm (UTC)
Hooray for being on track! Awesome!

I hear you on the bingo fills - I have more than a few to work on myself. But you can do this! Even if you don't finish in February, I know you'll get it done!
cmk418
Feb. 19th, 2018 03:26 pm (UTC)
Had a lazy week writing-wise last week, only got out 786 words. 6381 total for February so far

But...

I tooled around with MS Paint a bit and made three icons. You can check them out here. And there's one with this post if you don't feel like traveling so far.

This week is going to be the busiest of the year so far. I'm out every night from Tuesday to Friday- have two Blues games and a class that I'm taking at church. Thankfully, I have Thursday off to do some stuff with my car and recover from the Gold Medal Women's Olympic Hockey Game between the US & Canada that's happening very late on Wednesday.

Congrats on finishing your Big Bang fic! That's awesome!
asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 19th, 2018 04:02 pm (UTC)
We all deserve a lazy week now and again. :D

Awesome icons! I used to make graphics regularly, got out of the habit, but have picked it back up the last couple years. It's a lot of fun.

Definitely a busy week, but sounds like it's full of a lot of fun stuff as well, so that always helps! As long as the Blues aren't playing the Golden Knights, I hope they win! ;)

Thanks! Most of what I write doesn't even come close to that 10k word mark, so this was an accomplishment for me. :)
agdhani
Feb. 19th, 2018 03:36 pm (UTC)
I took last Friday off...foolishly thinking I could do a read-thru/edit/final check on my proof AND update the website in one day...
bwuhahaha
after 2 13 hr days (for a weekend count of 26k) I've still got 70 pages to go (out of 832...so not bad)...but I haven't touched the website.
And I did finish a chapter for school and write out all my study notes for this weeks class quiz so...
Hoping to study...finish 70 pages...and help my daughter fill out some legal paperwork...as well as update the website...by the end of this week/upcoming weekend...plus work
So maybe I'll get to breathe in there somewhere lmao
asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 19th, 2018 04:04 pm (UTC)
Ah, the best laid plans, eh?

Hey, considering the circumstances, you're doing amazingly well! Good luck with all your projects and helping your kid out!
csichick_2
Feb. 19th, 2018 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm at 5816. Steady progress, I just need to make up the 2k I'm behind somewhere.
asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 19th, 2018 05:17 pm (UTC)
Nice work! I had a good writing day yesterday and managed to cut my deficit by 2500 words. I'm only down by about 1k now. *sighs*

WE CAN DO THIS!
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
Feb. 19th, 2018 08:04 pm (UTC)
Well, I haven't made much progress on any of my writing projects but I'm hopeful for this week. I'm taking Thurs/Friday off; comp days for two company holidays worked this year. I just got the idea to take my laptop to the library public reading room, and do some writing there! It might be a good way to break out of my rut.

I have some reading to do as well, and then I'll get to work on artwork for two H50 Big Bang stories. Looking forward to that! I have a WIP to finish, and a couple of bingo cards that I'd like to try. I think that's enough to attempt. :)

Good luck with your words! May we both find a way to focus, lol. :)
asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 19th, 2018 08:55 pm (UTC)
You'll get there! I hope you enjoy your two days off, and going to the library sounds like an excellent idea. Fewer distractions than you have at home. :)

I often fight between reading and writing! Lately, the reading has been winning out. Good luck with your art and all the words! (And yeah, that's plenty to keep you busy, I think!)

Thanks! I've gotten almost 3k words down on that other prompt from the weekend challenge so, thanks to you, I might get caught up here soon. :D
haldoor
Feb. 19th, 2018 11:56 pm (UTC)
I have not managed much at all in terms of creations in the last week. RL is hitting hard at the moment, so the fact that I managed to finalise the monthly challenge schedule yesterday is almost a miracle in my book at the moment!

This week, I just need to survive Cyclone Gita, which has just made landfall in NZ, though it looks like we are only seeing the minor edge of it here in Auckland, thankfully (so far), but we are being told told to be careful, be ready for anything and to prepare for high winds and a lot of rain (and we've had plenty already recently, I can tell you).

Home life has been upset a lot in the last few weeks, mainly due to (but not being blamed upon) the arrival of a new puppy, and an asshole of a neighbour who has just reported us to the council suggesting we were abusing it because he doesn't like the noise this baby makes! Thankfully, the animal management lady who lives next door on the other side came to visit us and was very nice; she knows we do not abuse our puppy and is going to come over tomorrow to show my daughter some techniques to help her train him (he is, btw, not barking or fussing anywhere near as much as you might expect for a guy who is less than three months old!) so we don't have excessive barking issues in the future. *sigh* There's always one person who won't be reasonable nor accept that this is a temporary phase he's going through, and that once trained he will be a brilliant and obedient adult dog. he's already showing signs of being easily trained, but stopping him ALTOGETHER is just not going to happen.

Anyway... after we were SO careful not to let Remmie make noise for anything longer than a minute or two so as not to upset this guy, and then he still yelled at me over the fence and refused to have a calm and reasonable discussion about the compromises we have made for him...I have come to the conclusion, since he reported us for such a blatant untruth, that he can go have intercourse with himself. I intend to ignore him from here on in - not that I have engaged him much at all, due to his unreasonableness - and he can 'bark' all he likes. After all, ignoring a fuss and rewarding the dog for being quiet is how you train them. I wonder if it will work on the guy next door?

HA! Sorry, that ended up a rave on stuff currently driving us crazy at my house (and we won't even go into how it's ramped up ALL of our family members' anxiety levels...) and not much of an awesome after all.

SO, this week's awesome, after the storm, is going to be those bingo rewards banners I thought I was going to have done by now for the last bingo challenge... I WILL DO IT!!!
asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 20th, 2018 12:15 am (UTC)
Hey - that's something and something is better than nothing! You'll get back to it eventually, I have faith.

Ugh on the cyclone, especially since I know how much rain you've been getting. Hopefully it misses you for the most part.

Holy moly on that neighbor! But hooray for the other that stepped in to help your daughter out (and ensure the pup was being treated well). Some people are unable to be happy and he sounds like one who loves to be miserable. Hoping that he gets over himself and stops making trouble for you guys!

Haha - it's all good. Sometimes you have to get it out!

YES YOU WILL GET THOSE BANNERS DONE! YOU CAN DO IT!
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kaige68
Feb. 21st, 2018 09:48 pm (UTC)
I keep meaning to pop in and tell you that you are wonderful and then work happens!

anyway... YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!!
asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 21st, 2018 09:50 pm (UTC)
It's all good - life has been happening here, so I get it. :)

WE ARE ALL WONDERFUL! WE CAN DO THIS!
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