For those of you who didn’t hear, on Saturday night, my boss passed away. He was 70 and had been fighting cancer for months. He survived three rounds of chemo and was almost out of the woods when his kidneys failed.
My boss was one of those people who could see the good in everyone and was willing to take a risk on people he thought were worth the investment. He didn’t have to hire me. My resume wasn’t impressive and there were far better out there for less money. But he didn’t hesitate to hire me on the spot. He saw something (what, I don’t know) and now for two years I’ve been working hard to make sure I paid him back. I may not like the work I do, but no one does anymore.
He will be missed. Very, very much.
I’m not quite sure what’s going to happen at work now, but I’m just going to keep going in every day and working hard. Something will either happen or it won’t.
I started to read Jenny Hansen’s More Cowbell lately, and her Techy Tuesday post made me do some thinking.
So promise number one is that I am going to use my blog as morning pages. You will see a lot more posts over here – I promise. Maybe even some of the ones I’ve been drafting in my head.
I’ve got some really great ideas for posts… everything from writing, to geek, to tech, and beyond. Let’s make TGDL a fun place, yah?
I stumbled upon Ginger Calem’s Writer’s Butt Wednesday series last week. I was inspired by the awesome story about Jennifer to get up and start taking charge. I started with Week One’s challenge and haven’t stopped. Except for Saturday. But that’s because I could barely stand.
So promise number two is that I am going to rock these challenges and get myself into better shape so that I don’t end up passing on years before my time.
Nothing fancy here, folks.
Last Week’s Goals
1) Re-assess Sigyn’s Cage and write 1 page a day.
Sigyn’s Cage has been assessed and is currently sharing the burner with another tale. I’m not currently read to talk about that. I did Fast Draft almost a page (sometimes less, sometimes more) almost every WEEK day with the ROW80 Teamsprinty folken. Weekends is still a struggle for me.
2) Split homework between Saturday and Sunday.
Did this, and did this well. It worked out swimmingly. I will keep this up from now on.
3) Finish posts ahead of time this week.
Eh. Last Wednesday was the only post I got finished… Sunday’s check in was just non existent, and I’m hacking this one out at 5:30 am. So, not so much.
4) Re-assess home and work life.
Done. Hubby and I had a nice little chat about him pulling some more weight, which has taken some stress off me. I even went to the movies last night with a girlfriend. SHOCK.
Side note: Magic Mike – yum. Shitty ending, but yum anyway.
The work stuff is going to stay as is. I am loyal to my company and I love working there, even if I hate the work that I do. After things start switching around power-wise, then I will make a choice about staying or going.
This Week’s Goals
1) Work on new WIP, split Dylan of Sigyn’s Cage, and write 1 page a day
The new WIP needs a title. But first it needs characters, plot, setting… yeah.
Sigyn’s Cage needs to become an actual romance, instead of a fake one. I need to split my villain into a hero and a villain and re-tool the story around that change.
And my old stand by. Fast Draft that page.
2) Same as last week
3) Use blog to do morning pages
This should be a do-able goal. I mean, I wake up at 4:30 am just to stare at webcomics. Putting that lack of energy to creative use shouldn’t be too hard, right? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
4) Writer’s Butt ALL THE THINGS
I’m moving on in the challenges a little. This week it’s 100 ounces of water, every potty trip do 10 wall presses and 10 squats. I can only do half squats, so I do 20. My thighs hurt. At least it isn’t my knees!