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Good morning everyone, and welcome to a chilly, rainy day here on the patio! It’s been a busy week for writing this week, I accomplished all of my “assignments” and made the decision somewhere during the week to lower my daily word count goal to something a bit more achievable, since there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done that needs to be done. Can you feel me? I had previously set it for 1700 words in hopes that by Oct I would be ready for NaNoWriMo, however, I decided to make it a more manageable 1000 words. This seems to be a good fit for me and I made it most days this week. I came to this decision after reading a piece on Medium about the more prolific writers out there and how they managed to become that way with daily word counts as low as 500 a day! It’s all about setting goals that are so manageable, you won’t burn out and you will be more likely to stick to.
I was thrilled to see my Weekly Knob story got published this week, since they are going through some changes on that publication. The word prompt was “watch” and my story was entitled The Most Beautiful Thing. Go check it out if you have time and read some of the other wonderful stories there. I believe it’s KimSmyth@Medium.com, or you can go to Medium.com and find me on The Weekly Knob. I also write on 100 Naked Words daily- although that’s a different kind of writing, not story telling, more of a journal type or insights of my day kind of thing. I was also happy to have accomplished a difficult form of poetry called an acrostic, and my piece is on Chalkboard, another Medium publication. It’s called Heaven’s Star and is a sort of tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds. I so enjoyed the challenge that I did another one (not published yet) over at The Creative Cafe, and when they publish the collection, my piece is called Pride and Ego, and is part of a collection dealing with the monsters inside of us. I have been working hard and learning a lot and I’m hoping my writing will improve as I go along. Practice, practice, practice.
We have nothing much planned for this weekend, due to the icky weather and Dave having some kind of upper respiratory nastiness. I hope you have better weather where you live and if not, take time to catch up on some reading or writing yourselves!
I’ll be researching more information for Wednesday’s Medical Minute if anyone wants more information on the subject of medical marijuana, or if not, I can take on something else. I’m still going to research it because it’s of great interest to me and I want to learn as much as I can in case it ever becomes available in my state.
Also, I want to thank you all for reading, following, and responding to my posts and providing feedback-it really means the world to me! I would like to ask you please to unfollow and then re-follow me, for some reason ( a yahoo glitch) lots of you are finding your way into my junk mail instead of my regular email. I appreciate you helping me fix this and I hope it works!
I’m sure the highlight for this weekend will be Sunday’s game featuring the Dallas Cowboys and the Greenbay Packers. You know who I’ll be rooting for, lookout CheeseHeads, lol! Have a great weekend everyone, see you tomorrow on the patio!