#MAYkingItWork Friday Update: Tools


Hey #MAYkers! This is our last official Friday in May, though I suggest we gather next Thursday too, for our final updates! Well, finalish.

Because I have an idea I’d like to float around, but we’ll get to that in a second. I mean I could go ahead with it and see if you all notice that I’m not actually updating my progress, but you’re an awfully astute bunch, so I know better.

How was that for stalling? Not bad?

I made progress on both projects this week, though not as much progress as I would have liked. I did spend some energy on a political piece at Medium; I’ve decided political opinion writing is something I’d like to get back into doing. So if you’re interested, you can check out my work there, I’m planning to publish on a more regular basis.

My new stylus has infinitely improved my editing, since it hearkens (huh, I didn’t know there was an e in there. Neither did spellcheck, by the way, it just knew it was wrong. Thanks Dictionary.com) back to my early habits of editing on paper. I’m on my third round with the completed manuscript, and that tends to be slow-going because there’s so much attention to word choice and sentence structure.

The downside is the incomplete manuscript I’m supposed to be reading is also getting edited, even though it’s not time for editing. Hmm. But I’m going forward. Incrementally. Still forward.

And now my idea. I’m really liking this reporting in on Fridays, and since I never, ever let a pun go unpunned or a portmanteau go unported, next Friday, I’ll launch #AccountaClub. (I did warn you. Didn’t I warn you?)

It’s our little accountability club–or mine, if no one else wants to play along–where you can come and brag or whine or whatever you need to do on Friday. We can also think of it as our accounting club, but not the math kind, the kind where we just talk about the week.

So how’s it going?

#MAYkingItWork Updates:

Donna B. McNicol

Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

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8 thoughts on “#MAYkingItWork Friday Update: Tools

  1. I think last week I talked about fleshing out the plot of the novel idea (pun).

    This week I actually re-read the entire original script for the play-turned-story. I do think that’s the easiest to start with, so at least a sort of decision has been reached. I started putting my chicken-scratched text for that one into the computer and fleshed it out a bit as well.

    Not much, but for a week filled with repacking and sorting everything that needs to be eliminated from our lives before the next move, I’m okay with that.

    I would love to be held accountable weekly! I’m in!

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    • Yay!! So glad to hear you’re in for it! Hopefully not the way that sounded.

      I think you’re doing really well considering you’re also packing to move. I mean I wouldn’t be able to focus on anything else! And awesome job getting a solid idea of where you’re going. That’s often the hardest part.

      Can’t wait to see what happens by Thursday!


    • Believe me, I’ve been there.

      SO THERE.

      But we still have nearly the full week next week, and you can hang in for #AccountaClub/#JUkNOWUCanDoIt with Donna and me next month!

      Besides, thinking about it counts.


      • Guess I move the above comment of mine to NeenerNeener To Stu Land. I wound up writing close to 2000 words on my 50/50 story, and later in the day wrote a new post on Tale Spinning. Somedays, ya know?

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