AccountaClub Friday, August 31, 2018


accountaclub-woodCan’t believe it’s the end of August already. This year is flying by, and yet it isn’t. Time is weird, but that’s not why we’re here today.

Please come steep in the irony with me that I didn’t feel like doing my #AccountaClub post today. I didn’t even want to be accountable for talking about being accountable.

At least I’m honest.

This week, I’ve actually made progress with the manuscript I’m editing, I’ve edited every single day. I haven’t been writing, aside from the blog posts, so the editing and writing at the same time is a balancing act I’ve yet to master.

If anyone has any tricks, let me know.

I’m still going strong with the Daily Burn, though. I love it as much as when I started, and I’ve tried to do it live all week. I was a little bit late one morning, so I had to wait for the live broadcast to end to do the workout, but I did it.

So that’s five days, five workouts! I love the live aspect of it, the people in the studio sweating just like I am, sometimes missing a beat, sometimes on the wrong foot. It’s real, and it’s an energizing way to start the day.

I’ve shifted my yoga to later in the day, and now that it has no responsibility for being a source of exercise, that’s made it even better. So physically, it’s all going well.

And that’s my week. How was yours, AccounAbles?

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6 thoughts on “AccountaClub Friday, August 31, 2018

  1. Sounds like you’re doing well! I think I was editing when I started this 2nd book, but then I realized I hadn’t taken a break from the previous one, so I set it aside. Word goals aside, this one is not coming as quickly as I expected, and I wanted to start editing #1 again in September.
    Wait. It’s September. Maybe I’ll still try it, and then let you know how it works or doesn’t? Misery loves company, right?

    I had two days of non-writing this week, so that’s not good, but I’m trying to make today a writing day and finish the week strong. We’ll see how it goes.

    I watched Daily Burn last night – just to see if I thought I could hack it in tropical heat – and now I want to start doing that while hubs teaches at night. I have 3 hours to write and exercise. Should work, right?

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    • Definitely let me know! All of it’s a process, and I think the whole experience of writing is very much a mental challenge. Everything’s in your head. Literally.

      So some days if you don’t write, that’s OK too, you have a TON going on.

      Yay! Another Daily Burn buddy! It’s only 30 minutes, so it should be doable…though I don’t know about that heat! Stay hydrated. Let me know what you think!!


  2. debscarey

    I’ll be the one to say “thank you” for posting this week’s post even though you really didn’t want to. Whilst I guess it’s not just that you’re editing rather than writing which is causing you to not want to turn up, I’m going to applaud you for keeping up with the editing whilst the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. Sometimes all we can do is to keep our own bit of the world ticking over. This may be one of those times.

    Just to be contrary, I had a good week of writing. One bonus side effect of working on the Life Coaching niche, is that I’m actually doing a fair bit of self-coaching which seems to have unlocked one vital little knot. No work done on the novel, but I’ve written multiple stories and reflection pieces to cover this year on FCBF. Despatches is ticking along nicely without my feeling the need to stack ’em up, so I plan to get stuck back into the novel this week.

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    • Debs that’s awesome! And thanks, sometimes things are just more challenging than others. Doesn’t mean we can’t do them. It just means they’re challenging. (Thanks, Daily Burn.)

      So glad to hear you’ve had a great writing week! Yes, this past week was especially draining, though I couldn’t figure out exactly why, so that great you’ve been on fire!

      Not literally, of course. That wouldn’t be great at all.

      And YAY on the self-coaching! Who knew it was possible?? Did you blog about it? If not, you should.

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