#AccountaClub Friday and #JUkNOWUCanDoIt! June 29, 2018


So here we are at the end of #JUkNOWUCanDoIt! and to be honest, this month, I simply couldn’t. Reeling from the news I couldn’t even gather my thoughts to write about it yesterday. But #AccountaClub goes stalwartly onward, as it will be a regular feature.

Some weeks work; some weeks won’t.

My editing has stalled. I will get back to it, no question, but right now I needed to get away from the computer, which, these days, is away from words.

I did get onto a project I’d been putting off, painting two nightstands I use as coffee tables. They are/were a hideous, hideous dark wood, and they have every kind of trim you can imagine. I picked them up years ago in a thrift shop for about $5 each with the intention of painting them something bright.

Well, I finally got one painted, one to go. It came out really well; it’s a sunny sky blue and the paint has a nice even finish.

That’s something.

Thanks to Donna B. McNicol for her hosting of #JUkNOWuCanDoIt! and the extra hits of motivation this month!

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6 thoughts on “#AccountaClub Friday and #JUkNOWUCanDoIt! June 29, 2018

  1. Sorry that your week was rough, but good idea to redirect your creativity into non-word related tasks!

    I finished entering my whole first draft – just over 30,000 words! – and read it through one time to fix quick, easy mistakes, and to note things to look up for later. One spot where she finishes the same beer twice was a quick fix, and I need to look up some simple facts about one actual place in the story. Things like that. I’m going to have my husband read through a scene or two to see if what I think I’m saying is the way it reads. I think it’s okay, but he’ll be honest.

    Next on the agenda, I have a list of things I need to do before I edit. One thing I did all through my years in theatre was character studies. I want to do one for each character I have here, plus the research I noted while proofreading. I figure this much should keep my busy at least until August!

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  2. Wow! Your painted nightstands sounds amazing. Would love to see a pic of the finished project! Sometimes you need to give yourself a break and realize that it is ok, you will get back to it.

    I did ok this week. One post every day and two on Sunday. I managed to write just over 1,000 words and started doing some prep work on my editing/revision project I will start tomorrow. Every day I try to do a tiny bit more.

    Best of luck for the coming week.

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    • That all sounds great! I’m very impressed, I need to head over and see what you did!

      Thanks, I’ll probably do a post next week, when I’ve gotten the other one cleared out to paint so there’s a kind of before-and-after. The before is hideous!

      And thanks for the kind words too. I’m finding the world a bit overwhelming right now and that doesn’t seem to be letting up.

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