My reading list grows exponentially. Everytime I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.
-A.J. Jacobs

Monday, June 7, 2010

Drumroll Please...

I have officially survived:

  • The last week of school
  • Taking and PASSING my 4-8 certification test
  • 4th Grade Awards Ceremony
  • Working on a Saturday
  • Our first dance rehearsal and recital
And today officially begins the first day of summer! Woot! Besides a few maintenance type things around the house (AKA clean-the-house-that-has-been-neglected-for-weeks) and of course playing stay-at-home mommy for the next couple months, I am back to writing full time and with goals.

I figured that since I've been such a slacker in my favorite area of life, I should post goals for you all to hold me accountable to:

  • Write a minimum of 1,000 words a day toward my WIPs
  • Go back to DFW Writer's Workshop ASAP
  • Get critiques back to critter buddies in a timely manner (24-48 hours)
  • Start working on new WIP with Kristen
  • Blog 3 times a week
  • Read AND comment on at least 10 blogs/day
  • Join the world of Twitter again
Lofty goals, eh? Yeah, well, maybe so, but I am determined. And when I get determined, things get done. Like, maybe a novel or two. Or winning tug-of-war? Because this is me when I'm determined:

WHAT?!? I like to win. There's nothing wrong with a little determination. You know, besides a burst neck vein. Pft. Like you've never looked like that before. Ahem, well, whatever.

I'm glad to be back! I'll leave you with a pic of K1 (who totally rocked all 3 dances) & K2 (who was the cutest dancing poodle EVER) and their epic weekend!

16 brilliant remarks:

Kristen said...

I MISSED MY CRITTER!!!!!!!!! You have survived a ton in the past few weeks, I'm so proud of you. Your girls are ADORABLE!

I can't wait for us to get lost in our crazy little world. Call me as soon as you want to start.

Yes I'm serious. LOL! Happy Writer-cation babay!!

Kristen said...

Oh yes and one more thing... knock it off with all the goals. You're making me look bad. *glares at pile of untamed laundry, sparse word document and neglected blog*

Slamdunk said...

Congrats on finishing and best wishes in meeting your writing goals this summer.

Jen said...

Yay!!! Congrats on surviving the end of the year! As a fellow teacher, I know what a huge accomplishment that is. LOL And good luck with your goals! I'm impressed. :-)

JustineDell said...

First, I LOVE your new layout.

Second, congrats on surviving until the end of the year! Looks like you've got a lot on your plate this summer, so I wish you the best of luck!

And third, I think everyone has picture of themselves with the almost popping out neck-vein. LoL


Tara said...

How was I not following you??? I fixed it ;)

Your girls are gorgeous! Good luck with your summer goals.

Patti said...

I like the look of your blog, and your girls are the cutest things ever.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Great goals!! And glad you survived. LOL

Awww...the kidlets are adorable. I was a dnacing poodle too when I took dance lessons!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Your daughter is too cute! And good luck with your goals. :)

Jen said...

Oh my gosh they are the cutest little things!!!

Enjoy your summer goals and vacation, I look forward to seeing how well the progress is going!!

MBW aka Olleymae said...

Awww your little girls are adorable!!!

The bulging neck vein is hilarious :)

And those are some lofty goals!! I hope they all go smoothly for you...hey my turnaround times haven't been so hot either lol.

Katie Ganshert said...

I absolutely LOVE that picture. Made me laugh out loud! I'm determined (and competitive) too!!

Guinevere said...

Your girls are so cute! And I totally get being caught up in the excitement of an important tug-of-war competition... lol.

Great goals, wishing you the best of luck!

DL Hammons said...

This should be the caption for your photo:



Callie Forester said...

Congrats on all the stuff you've gotten're little girls are SO adorable. You probably already know that. :)

Good luck on all your goals!

prashant said...

Your daughter is too cute!
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