Progress today, but less than I wanted

I started my day with my critique obligations. After pumpkin pie, of course. I’m not an animal.

They took longer than I wanted to, but I want to do a good job on them. They always give me their best, and deserve no less. I wish I had more help to offer, but all of them were pretty darned good this month. I’m ready for our meeting next week.

I worked on my top secret project this afternoon. My daughter showed up and got two hours of my time. Still, it was positive progress. I have a little bit more, then I can turn it all in.

I took some breaks for blog reading, as one does. There was a turkey sandwich in there somewhere too.

I wanted to get my project finished today and work on my outline tomorrow. That may not happen. I always call my parents on Sunday, and they have first dibs on my time.

It’s early enough that I could grit my way through it all. I’m just not feeling completely creative right at this moment. I’ll probably read my novel until bedtime.

The best part of the day was a private message on Twitter. Jan Hawke gave me another wonderful five star review for Panama. I spent some time clipping a quote and spreading the word on Twitter. She said some great things, but it’s hard to find one short enough to tweet. I managed, and if you’re so inclined, you can find it here.

Note to self: when posting reviews, try to deliver one statement that’s Twitter sized, so the author can use it. I never thought of it before.

Okay, reading now. How was your Saturday?

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9 responses to “Progress today, but less than I wanted

  1. Hey, any progress is good progress, and this sounds like more than just “any progress!” It was definitely better than my Saturday, which involved a lot of working at a very slow grocery store. But I’m about to have second Thanksgiving, so I can’t complain too much.

    Keep up the good work!

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  2. Good on you for keeping those critique obligations up to date. That can be tough (especially this time of year). Keep plugging.

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  3. I never thought of that before, a tweet-size review statement. I WILL keep that in mind. Great idea!

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  4. Congrats on Jan’s review! πŸ™‚ A tweet-sized statement – perhaps that could be the review title?

    Your post reminded me of the Chinese saying, “it doesn’t matter how fast you’re going, as long as it is in the right direction” πŸ™‚

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    • I love the Chinese proverb. I think that describes me perfectly.

      It never dawned on me about a Twitter sized quote before. I decided to share that thought, because maybe others hadn’t thought of it either. The title is a great place for that.

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  5. You are such a good son, dad, friend, author, Craig! πŸ™‚

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