Last weekend I blogged about how I planned to take this Thanksgiving week off from my work work to focus on writing and reading. Although my week hasn’t been as productive as I thought it would be (I hadn’t foreseen how tired I was and how much I needed to restore my brain) I am satisfied with what I’ve done this week in terms of my writing projects.
- I brainstormed some column ideas for The Butter with a writing buddy.
- I revisited a pitch for a column for Chronicle Vitae–and it was accepted! (More on that soon…)
- I read articles that I had put aside in my Pocket account.
- I started taking more notes in a notebook instead of opening my Evernote app and jotting them down, forgotten forever
- I tried to write something on my computer every day.
- I purchased the full version of Scrivener for the postcard book.
- I thought and wrote down ideas for my postcards project (including visiting an antique maps store and talking to the owner about my thing for old postcards).
My week isn’t over, mind you: my vacation email responder goes off on Monday, so I hope to work on a draft of an essay I want to pitch to nonfiction travel writing site Vela over the weekend, and of course do more thinking and writing about my postcard project. I also need to put together the latest installment of my e-newsletter.
On Sunday, November 24, I set my intention for the week: “I will create. I will laugh. I will care for myself. I will embrace this time by myself.” I think I did pretty well.
Dear readers: how was your week, writing-wise?