Yes, I’m late, just like the white rabbit. I usually have this posted by nine o’clock. My only excuse is I slept in a bit. It’s a beautiful day today. The sun is shining; there’s light breeze; and Hubby is finally mowing the lawn. It won’t be a hay-field for a while.
Question: When is the right time to use ‘awhile’, and when should it be ‘a while’? I’m pretty sure I’m using both at the wrong time.
Last Week’s Capers
- I’m actually enjoying housework sometimes. It’s a welcomes distraction from trying to come up with the right words to use in sentences while doing my WIP. I’m even washing windowsills.
- The personal journal is being forgotten more days than being remembered. Maybe I should trying doing a weekly recap of personal emotions, dreams, and frights instead. Uhmm… a thought.
- WIP: In a nutshell, I’m pulling teeth right now. I didn’t get in 3000 words, 2310. Not quite pitiful but sad. I do have a pretty good excuse though. I was lent the EBook, 2,000 to 10,000. I had seen it at Amazon but had thought it was a book full of hype. A fellow blogger, a writer decided, out of the blue, to lend me her copy. It turns out lending is possible for a 14 day period. (Don’t ask me how it works because I don’t have a clue.) I’m not done reading it yet, but I can tell you that it’s inspiring and motivating. I’m going to have to read it a second time too to make sure it sinks in. (I’m not revealing the person who lent me this book because I don’t want people bombarding her with requests for it. She did it for me because she knows how tight my budget is. You can find the book at Amazon.) Word count: 26,494
- I did my four days on the bike. Still no weight loss but it feels good when I’m done.
Next Week’s Plan
- Finish the book and read it again. SUPER IMPORTANT!
- WIP: Start writing this book in a whole new and better way.
- Try the once-per-week idea with the journal.
- Hubby didn’t take me on that drive I told you I wanted last week. Time to start begging, I guess.
I’m really excited about writing in this new way. It is more of the plotter method but I want to try it out. I’m not happy with 2000 to 3000 words per week. I don’t think I have a chance at 10,000 like the author of this book is doing, but 7,000 per week may be reachable.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out
they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got and
you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
– William James