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  • do more crafts
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  • research degree programs
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  • get healthy and well
  • write 2500 words a week
  • read 3 million words
  • reach the 120lb. mark

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It's raining, it's pouring...


And has been for almost 24 hours. We definitely need the rain and it isn't coming down so hard and fast that it's leaking into our office space as it is wont to do. I only I wish I could be enjoying it from home rather than my office. I'd curl up with a good book--next book to read is Blood Marriage by my lovely friend Regina Richards. (Can't wait, Regina!!!)--some music playing softly in the background and a never-ending supply of hot mint tea. (And possibly a sweet kitty curled up with me.)

This week, I am wearing my judge/beta reader hat. My writing group holds a contest each year as our primary fundraiser. I have five entries, one is completely done, one is almost done, and three to go. These contestants are going to get their money's worth in terms of feedback even if they don't like what I have to say.

I haven't quite finished outlining my goals, but I'm not sure what the plan is for the next item on the list: writing. I've had no desire to open my any of my manuscripts for several weeks and have given myself permission to continue ignoring them until the 19th. (The new charm/writing cycle begins the 20th.) That'll be two cycles in a row I haven't earned my charm. The coordinator tried to convince me I'd earned it last cycle, but I didn't feel like I had, so I wouldn't take it. I suppose I ought to figure out my problem in the next week or so, huh?

There's nothing else major on my goals for the upcoming year, just things I want to accomplish around the house and yard.

On that note, I'll sign off for the day!

What's your favorite way to spend a rainy day?

3 comments:

Regina Richards said...

You put a smile on my face today, Jen. Imagining someone reading Blood Marriage curled up with mint tea, a sweet kitty, and rain pattering against the window is so lovely. :)

My favorite way to spend a rainy day? Writing, reading, puttering around the house (as opposed to actually working hard), and visiting your blog.

Jen FitzGerald said...

Glad to make you smile, Regina. I started the book last evening and am cruising right along. Enjoying it immensely!

Regina Richards said...

I'm smiling.

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