Mah Goals – wc 23/09

Football goal posts from OpenClipArtTaking it easy… Hmm. Didn’t go quite as well as I’d hoped on that front, but I can’t blame that for feeling a bit pooey right now.

Sprog2 had a temperature for most of the weekend and it was just so scary seeing him lying there in my arms. Gone are the days when that was a regular occurrence; Sprog2 particularly loves to investigate things. Take them apart. Put them back together. Stack them. Shape them. Push them. Pull them. You know?

And on Saturday (we went to a wedding) after collecting the boys from Mum and my sister, he just sat on my lap and whined. This low, kinda pitiful keening that went on and on and on. Then I realised how hot he was.

By the time we got back from Ware, everybody was shattered, but we only managed about an hour of sleep before he was up again and keening. Dave took him to see the emergency doctor (because I can’t drive alone yet and cabs are slow) while I sat downstairs and cried like a pitiful weakling. *sigh* Then I got the text that stopped me stuffing chocolate at an alarming rate; he’s fine, just a low-grade temperature, probably fighting off the last of a bug.


I hate when my kids are ill. I’m lucky in that it hasn’t happened very often, but because both of the boys are SO cheerful and lively all the time, it’s really obvious when they’re not feeling their best. He actually fell asleep on my chest; he’s not done that for months!

Anyway… he’s fine now. Running around the living room, ducking his brother and stacking Mega Blocks (thanks Mum!).

Me however? Sore throat, aching limbs and general lethargy. Darn.
So this week’s goals will be adjusted to fit how I feel. Last week however…

Start looking at editing the draft of the next story in the ‘Meeting Each Other’ series
Done. My first read through is complete and I’ve picked out some troublesome areas that need addressing in the next draft. It’s not due with the editor until October, so I have some breathing space there.

Finalise the last details of ‘Vicki & Lara’s’ cover
I keep changing my mind! Good thing I did shift the deadline, because there are so many wonderful options, and I want this one to be perfect. Or at least to successfully set the tone for the rest of the series. More thinking time on that one.

Write one article for an online vendor
I actually did it. Blimey. Just a diddy one, but more pennies in the bank really isn’t something to complain about. The electricity bill has just arrived, y’know. 😛

Complete at least one transcript for The Write Feeling
I started one. Does that count? A bit hard to do audio typing when you can’t hear out of your left ear (le sigh…) but maybe some more this week.

Lay out a plan for November and if I’ll be completing NaNoWriMo with a new novel, or an existing one that needs modifying
Oops. I knew I’d forgotten one.

Spend some time relaxing with my magazines (Writer’s Forum and Writing Magazine)
I’ve mislaid my copy of Writer’s Forum but I tackled Writing Magazine. 🙂 Or was it the other way around? o.O Meh, whichever it was, I’ve relaxed a bit in doing that. and I also powered through three more books of that series I love hate so much. That has been very relaxing, despite my confusion over it.

This week is odds and sods I think. Things that need to be done, but I’ve kinda been putting them off.

  • Organise my books and finalise Excel sheet to separate the three income streams
  • Make final decision on ‘Vicki & Lara’ cover
  • Lay out a plan for November and if I’ll be completing NaNoWriMo with a new novel, or an existing one that needs modifying – let’s try that again, eh?
  • Complete the two incomplete transcripts for The Write Feeling
  • Tidy my work space… the better to work, my dear

Lighter than past weeks, but just as necessary. Good.

How are you all getting on? September is nearing its end so it’s nearly time to look back, take stock and tot up how your month has been. Hope things are going as well for you as they are for me. 🙂

And don’t forget this is the last week for the competition through which you can win one of four free copies of ‘Vicki & Lara‘.
Just comment on any of my (or Raven’s) posts between now and September 26 (this Thursday) and be entered into a draw to win one of four free copies of the Vicki & Lara ebook when it releases in October. I’ll announce the winners on Friday.
Remember folks, its comments, not likes (though I deeply appreciate those too!) to be part of the draw. And, to make it easier on my brain, I can only include comments here on the blog, rather than those I occasionally see on Twitter and Facebook. My settings allow you to use an OpenID or name/URL to post, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get yourself in with a chance.

See you all on Friday!
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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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