Not a lot to show for this weekend

I try to stay busy, I always do, but sometimes there isn’t a lot to show for my efforts.

It started off with a visit from our daughter. I’m a firm believer that family comes first, so I never tried to do anything until she went home. We had a nice visit, and she even managed to cut my hair while she was here.

Had to deal with a loss of power to the deep freeze. This involved a stupid GFI switch. We didn’t lose anything, but had some things we had to cook PDQ. I discovered it because my beer mugs didn’t get frosty overnight.

Beyond that, it was all “Stuff.” I worked on something for Teri Polen’s Bad Moon Rising, but it isn’t ready yet. I worked all the way to the end of the Lanternfish story. I feel like I caught most things, but I always miss something. Reading it once more might help. I’d like to publish it sometime in November.

I also dedicated some time to Good Liniment. Nothing too earth shattering, but I reworded a few sections prior to sharing it with my critique group. I included a text thread in this section, because Hat stories include dumb things. It looks like they all came across the right way. One never knows when I text my daughter, photograph the screen, upload it to Apple Pages, then leave Apple to share it in Word format. My daughter and I had fun creating the texts.

Then there were graphics. I’m not a graphics guy, but I took a tip from Harmony Kent, then assembled the rest by hand in a graphics program I have. The end results weren’t too bad, and I might use them one day.

Word count, not so much. Certainly less than a thousand words. I’m not feeling any kind of rush on this project, so I’m not going to lament this. It’s supposed to be a side project, and I’m going to treat it that way.

It’s kind of productive, but not in a way I can demonstrate. I think next weekend will be similar. I’m ahead for a change, so I’m not going to beat myself up over it. Eventually, the side project will cause me to start a main project. Lanternfish will come out, and I’ll have to figure out some promo for it. Maybe early next year I’ll release Good Liniment.


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40 responses to “Not a lot to show for this weekend

  1. Sounds like you’ve been busy, just not on one particular thing. Have a good week!

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  2. Lol! Glad you aren’t beating yourself, Craig. That’s my specialty. Not beating you up, beating myself up. 🙂 Congrats on the accomplishments!

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  3. Glad you didn’t lose anything from your power failure. I hate when that happens. I believe family first as well, and since we are only off together on the weekends, I do not check any social media.

    It sounds like you will have something to show for your efforts this year. Nice.

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  4. Not all writing work is writing, just writing related…and it still needs done. You sound plenty productive to me. And you got to see your daughter. A win/win.

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  5. Sounds like you did get some useful things done.

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  6. Sounds like you have a game plan. And the fact that you’re adding word count, planning, and making progress is all on the plus side!

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  7. Sounds productive to me. Most important was being able to spend time with your daughter.

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  8. Those small things seem to build up before you know it. At least from the sound of things.

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author

    I agree family first! You have a lot going on and sound productive.

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  10. I’m glad you got to spend quality time with your daughter and that you caught the power outage before things got a lot worse. I love the graphics you came up with, and I’m pleased I was able to make a suggestion that helped that along. Have a great week! 🙂

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  11. Sorry about the freezer but glad you didn’t lose anything. Other than that, it sounds like things are going really well. Glad to hear it.

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  12. Something is better than nothing 🙂
    I’m glad you didn’t lose anything from the GFI incident!

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  13. Gwen M. Plano

    Life has a way of interfering with our plans, but overall, you’ve achieved a lot. Bravo!

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  14. Love that you worked on the text messages with your daughter. How sweet. I just wrote a text scene yesterday. They’re a ton of fun. 😀

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  15. Glad you didn’t lose anything in the freezer! I know what you mean about the busy work – I worked for hours the other day, but it wasn’t on the WIP. Just other stuff that needed to be done. Wish I had those hours back now.

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  16. It’s really nice to be ahead, Craig. Your weekend sounds alright.

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  17. Victoria Zigler

    Sounds like a very full weekend, even if it wasn’t productivein the usual sense. I’m totally with you on putting family first. Oh, and I’m glad you caught the issue with the deep freeze before you ended up having to throw things away.

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  18. Still waiting on those witches! Think of something cool for our yearly Halloween slot, if you still want to do it. 🎃🎃🎃

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