#AccountaClub Friday, October 19, 2018


Not sure how, but it’s Friday again. Waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy back on Monday, I said I had an inkling of something I wanted to do, and we’d see how it went on Friday.

Well, we’re here.

And how did it go? Shrug.

I’ve made progress, though I’m not sure it’s enough progress to get ready for NaNoWriMo. And I have some other complications; there some emergency work being done next week in my building, and it’s going to impact where I can work.

So there’s that.

But I have made progress. Can I do it? I really want to do it. Maybe it’s time to invoke Yoda.

He’s so wise. For a puppet.

Apparently I can only work on one writing project at a time, though. Alas. So the other one hasn’t been edited this week. But did I mention I did make some progress?

Exercise status: five gold stars AGAIN! It was another very intense week, but I made the workouts, and I did them live. I’ve also improved my eating this week, with an emphasis on getting more protein. I tend to drift toward vegetarian, I’ve never been a huge fan of meat, but in the kind of irony of, well, irony, my body doesn’t do well on a vegetarian diet. I can’t eat many of the newer protein substitutes because of the additives, so I end up lacking in protein (and probably some vitamins and minerals) and often lacking in energy.

So I made an effort to get easy, already-cooked, sources. And I think it’s made a difference. We’ll see next week how that’s going.

And that’s my week. How was yours?

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10 thoughts on “#AccountaClub Friday, October 19, 2018

  1. It’s been tough, for me. Writing little stories and memories was cool at first, but there really aren’t a lot that are entertaining enough to write. I want to start on the new novel but I’m holding out for NaNo. I really need to spend this time doing the research and working on the characters. I mean, my word count goals are just my own, not like I’ll lose my job if I don’t meet the goal. But once I let myself think that way, I’m afraid it will affect my goals in November. So I MUST write.

    I actually wrote a spontaneous Star Wars fan fiction story this week. That was fun.
    How’m I doing? I have 2 days to achieve over 6,000 more words if I’m to make my goal. Don’t think it’ll happen.

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    • Cut yourself a little slack! You’ve been killing it with your words, AND you finished a novel. How about taking a break until NaNo so that you’re raring to go when it starts?

      You’ve proven to yourself that you can do it. And when it comes to NaNo, there’s the whole added layer of the deadline. Seriously, take a look back at all you’ve done since we’ve started this club, it’s amazing.

      Also yay on the fan fiction! That’s one thing I’ve never tried, it seems like it could be fun.


  2. I’ve had to give up on #AccountaClub for a bit….we survived the funeral of our 30 y/o grandson and out of state family visiting for a week. Then on to more company for this weekend, helping hubby build his pole barn. We are changing our travel plans, not heading south for the winter until almost Christmas. We will be driving to MD from TN for a family wedding the end of November, then from TN to FL for a Disney cruise, all before we head south. I’ve got a lot going on…and still trying to get my next book written. But will keep checking in here!

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    • WOW, Donna, that’s A LOT. And the thing is, it’s here when it helps and no pressure when it doesn’t.

      I’m so sorry about your grandson, that’s a sad, terrible loss, and life has to come first. That’s fair.

      But it sounds like you have some fun stuff coming up. And I can’t wait to hear about the cruise…I went on my first cruise this summer! I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I totally loved it.


    • debscarey

      Donna, life has certainly given you a tough road right now. All I can say is that I hope by staying busy and holding each other close, you’re able to keep on keeping on. Take good care of yourselves and I’ll looking forward to seeing you here when you can.

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  3. debscarey

    My self-coaching has taken a rather uncomfortable turn, which sometimes it needs to. The result being that I’m putting my own blog on hiatus till next year as it appears I’m getting my writing gratification hit every time I write & schedule a post, rather than in “proper” writing. So, for the next two months, it’ll be about working for the long-term goal rather than the short-term gain.

    In other news, a wise friend once commented that my mental health suffered if too many days passed without my lunchtime walk. Last week’s lunchtimes were filled up with potential coaching clients taking up free discovery sessions – and they all turned out to be tyre-kickers. The lack of exercise combined with the negative outcome has been a real downer, but I’m focusing on channelling the whole ‘tomorrow is another day Scarlett’ mentality 🙂 Oh & learning how to tweak my marketing reach.

    Brilliant news on the writing progress. A shame that the editing has suffered somewhat, but great that you are back in the writing harness!

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    • One of the most brilliant things about doing the life coaching is that you get to try on the resilience tools you’ll be imparting to your clients. Why not take a little distance and treat yourself as an experiment? Try all the techniques on yourself, see what helps and what doesn’t. Treating it academically may help a bit.

      What a wise friend indeed! Maybe you can schedule that time into your book as you would an appointment? Nothing reinforces a down mood like lack of physical activity, I think. And our bodies know it, that’s probably why it’s one of the first things we want to eschew when we’re down.

      Scarlett got a lot of things wrong, but that is the one thing she definitely got right. 😉

      Thanks, still reviewing the manuscript to finish, it’s only got an ending to go, but hopefully I can work this somehow before November!!

      Hang in there. There are always those gray weeks.

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