AROW80 Sunday Report

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Write 500 words/ day on Molly: 0

Exercise 30 minutes / day: 1/4

Go to bed by 11:00 p.m.: 2/4


1. Writing: Sunday night I received chapter 1 of a 4-part mystery that’s being written by members of the local Sisters in Crime chapter. My job was to write chapter 2. That’s what I did all week–wrote, revised, tweaked just over 1000 words’ worth of mystery.  I had a wonderful time, no “writer’s block,” no worries, no cares, just took the situation that had been set up and had fun putting my spin on it.

Isn’t that always the way. If I’d been working on my novel, I’d have spent the week moaning and groaning and suffering over what to do next. In this assignment, I was free to do whatever I wanted (with the knowledge that someone else would have to pick up where I left off, poor thing), and I did it. The mystery will be read to honor (aka roast) a member of the organization. My fun may come back to bite me: I inserted the phrase Barker Black Blenheim Boots, but I have to read my chapter aloud, and I can’t always say that phrase without tripping over my tongue. Too many B’s.

2. Exercise: On Thursday, I exercised in the pool for 11 minutes. I had spent the previous 19 minutes inching into the water. Burned at least 2000 calories just shivering.

3. Sleep: Still a mixed bag. It’s now 11:09, and I would be happy to keep on writing until dawn. A repeat of last night’s Lark Rise to Candleford is on, and at midnight MI5 will begin. It’s a repeat of a repeat. Of a repeat. But well worth keeping an eye on while I write a second post.

On the other hand, if I post and link and then retire, I’ll be in shape to work on Molly tomorrow.

It would be pleasant to have a few hundred Molly words to report on Wednesday.

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10 thoughts on “AROW80 Sunday Report

    1. Okay. I fly to the arms of Morpheus, in the hope that I’ll awaken at rosy-fingered dawn, in full novel mode (and in a good mood).


  1. Isn’t it odd how our minds work (or not) when it comes to our writing. Hardly seems fair that you should experience such exhilarating fun on something other than Molly. On the other hand, maybe you can remember and use that liberated feeling for inspiration at a later point. As for the exercise/ shivering, calories burned are calories burned and worth any lost running. :-). Sounds like progress all around to me.


    1. My best writing is in e-mails. No pressure, just shoot off the mouth. There’s a lot of that in blogging, too, for better or worse.

      The shivering lessens as June approaches.


  2. Good job! You did really good this week.

    And did you go to bed on time? I can never make it past 10:00. Usually its 9:00. But, then, I am up at 5:00 am. I am soooo a morning person.

    Have a great week!


    1. Nine p.m. is the best bedtime for me, but it’s also when my brain switches on. Well, we keep on keeping on, don’t we? Happy writing!


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