Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday, cha cha cha...Thursday, cha cha cha (please sing in a jazzy-latin beat)

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!"
-- Dr. Seuss

So today is Thursday and I’m sitting here in my sweats, debating if I should run on the treadmill, do the laundry, or work on my next chapter. Plus I have a load of dishes in my sink. It’s amazing how those dishes grow even when the kids do the dishes the night before.

As far as my writing, I have made a goal for myself. Write a chapter of my book each day. I am only one chapter behind that goal and almost at 20,000 words. Hurray!

It all started when I had to write a synopsis for my creative writing class. That turned into a first chapter (which was well received), and now has turned into 1/3rd of a book. I’m trying to have it finished before I begin my summer classes at school in the middle of June. Plus still raise my kids and dig a path to my wash machine.

Can it be done? Yes it can (thank you Bob the Builder for those inspiring words).

So, my blog posts may be short for the time being. I am busily writing up a storm. I’ll let you know when I’m done!

P.S. My husband and I have challenged each other to lose weight. I will lose ten pounds and he will lose fifteen. I have given up chocolate chips and my beloved chocolate candy bars. *sob* But it is for a good cause, and I am sure to win without the chocolate laying around the house. Now if he will just stop buying that Snickers Ice Cream.


LexiconLuvr said...

20,000 words is incredible, Carolyn! Wow! I get to read all these fabulous chapters and even I didn't realize how high that is! WOW! I'm so proud of you!

p.s. I'm sure you'll win the contest!

Carolyn V. said...

Thanks L.T. I'll keep cranking those things out. ;P

Annette Lyon said...

It's amazing what a little bit every day will add up to.

But I'm a little confused on the weight thing--where exactly are you going to lose it from? You're tiny!

Linda Garner said...

Chicka Chicka Thurs-day! Chicka Chicka Thurs-day! I feel the beat. It's movin' n groov'n. I like your style, Carolyn. Love, LG

Carolyn V. said...

Annette, you just made me love you even more than I already did!!! (I've been hiding that fat under my shirt. I'm so sneaky. Mwa ha ha. It's more for feeling better actually. And bragging rights, I won't lie. =)

Linda, you go girl!!! You'll have to show me some of your outstanding moves! Woo hoo!

Heidi Ashworth said...

I'm with Annette! We'll be able to slip you under the door if you lose an ounce! (Congrats on the 20,000 words! A chapter a week is about all I can handle!)

Carolyn V. said...

Okay Heidi, you're on my love list too!

I'm honestly spending my spring on the couch with my lappy. I'm not so sure this was such a bright idea, but when I'm in school, I might be able to concentrate on class rather than, "oh, what will what's his name do next in my book?" It's all for a good cause. =) Thanks Heidi!

Melanie J said...

Hm, given a choice, I'd pick doing the writing. But that's because writing for me often involves staring at my laptop screen and pretending that ideas are coming to me. Kind of like today. Sigh. There's astonishing lack of keys tapping going on around here.

Carolyn V. said...

Melanie, I must admit, I can't concentrate on my writing. I keep thinking of chocolate.