Mah Goals – wc 14/10


Another weekend (and week) of fun! Wonderful, wonderful fun!

Have any of you heard of the sport roller derby? I’d not – not really – until Dave mentioned it a while back. He kept asking me if I wanted to go see a game and so far, though I’ve not managed to see them, I did do a little research. And decided I wanted to give it a try. Leicester’s Dolly Rockit Rollers had an open day/in take yesterday and I went along.

Wow. The first time I’ve been on quad skates for years. And I didn’t fall over! Except when I was supposed to, of course. It’s so important; knowing how to fall over properly.
In fact, I read an article a short while ago about kids really injuring themselves in playgrounds because they’ve never learned how to fall properly. Their parents are so panicked all the time that they never let the kids fall. So when it happens, they don’t know how to deal with it. *snerk* That’s never going to happen with my pair; they know damn well how to fall; they do it so often!
~Edit: Okay. Michael just fell on his face (literally) and cut his lip. *sigh*
Serves me right I guess.
He’s fine, by the way.

Anyway! If you want an idea of what the Dolly Rockits do, then take a look at this video:

So that was yesterday. On Saturday I managed to briefly visit a meet up with the East Midlands Roleplayers. Something I’ve not been able to do since even before I was pregnant. The meet moved to a pub just five minutes from my house so I really had no excuse. It was so nice to be able to do that again. I’ve no idea if I’ll be able to visit regularly (other things just have to come ahead of games), but knowing it’s there means a great deal.

And what about the rest of the week?

I finally cracked a couple of goals that were giving me trouble over the past couple of weeks, so I’ve relaxed somewhat. Good thing really, since I woke up this morning feeling sick and I still haven’t eaten. I don’t dare!

Complete at least three transcripts and invoice for them
Done. At last! In fact, I did four. And got paid for the last nine, so I have some funds to play with. Good thing really, since I would very much like to pay Grace for her excellent work with my photo shoot as soon as possible. I don’t believe in keeping people waiting for pay. Especially when their work is so incredible.

Send out copies of Vicki & Lara to competition winners (on Saturday)
Sorted. I’m glad they’ve gone and that the winners can read them at their leisure. Obviously there is no rush for them to do so, but it was important to me that everybody received their copies prior to release, like I promised. For those of you who unfortunately didn’t win, the ebook goes on sale next Sunday through Amazon and Smashwords. In fact, you can pre-order it here if you’re so inclined. 🙂

Finish first draft of the new AI story (for the competition)
Sorted, as well as the next draft. I’m going to let the piece breathe for a week before looking at it again. The closing date is 15 November, so I have some time. I’m trying to work ahead of deadlines these days to keep up the relaxed feeling I’m enjoying at th emoment.

This week? Not sure. I’ve over done the baking (mmm cake) so I should lay off that. Maybe a few more bits of real work and some editing?

  • Finish read through of SORB (Oh, didn’t I mention? I changed my mind – AGAIN – and will in fact be working on that through NaNoWriMo) and create chapter outline with brief outline for the other two books.
  • Complete two more transcripts
  • Brush up the last few tweaks on interview with Tab Kimpton
  • Profiles on Smashwords and Amazon to complement the release of ‘Vicki & Lara’

I think that goes pretty well towards meeting this month’s goals. Let’s see how we go.

What about you guys? Doing anything fun this week? Meeting your own goals, small or large? Why not tell me about it? Sharing successes and plans makes them all the sweeter!
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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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