by Margie Senechal
Or is it Thursday became Wednesday? Or how Wednesday bled into Thursday?
SO, yesterday as I was driving Jordie to the Humane Society where she volunteers as a dog walker, I was thinking about what I should blog about. I got to a red light with about a mile to go when it dawned on me that it was Wednesday. Whaaat?
Let's pretend today is Wednesday and I'm not a day late and always a dollar short.
I thought I'd do a quarter year check-in.
At the beginning of the year, I chose a phrase to inspire me through the year--something to live up to. Make it happen.
Look to your left, below, or above--depending on your viewing venue--at the notebook I found at Burlington. Like it was meant to be.
Make it happen has become a silent mantra to me, reminding me that my future is my own making. I have to make changes to see results. Like focusing on one project instead of five.
At the beginning of the year, I didn't set a writing goal. I should have. SO, I'm going to make one right now, to all six or seven of my readers. I am going to FINISH the first draft of Suitcases by July 20th.
Why July 20th? Because that's when I'm heading to Longbeach for a weekend with my mom, sisters, and bff's Chris and Judy. Chris and I have been best friends since second grade when we met in Iceland. Our friendship has held up over many miles between us and now many years. Ironically, we both ended up in the PNW decades into our friendship. She and her mom, Judy, live on Oregon's southern coast.
Chris is also a writer and she has read the first quarter of Suitcases and keeps bugging me to send more to her. So, my goal is to have a printed copy for her to critique when we meet up this summer.
Okay, my second check-in is my reading goal. I committed via Goodreads, to read 50 books this year. I'm off to a good start as I finished my 20th last night. Heck, if I keep up this rate I could double my goal. Thanks to Once Upon a Book Club, I've rediscovered the joy in reading a printed book as opposed to a Kindle book. I really enjoy looking at the pages on both sides of a bookmark to monitor my progress.
All these book pictures are my recommendations from the twenty books I've read. I've liked or loved all the books I've read, but these have been my favorites so far.
Have a great Wednesday disguised as a Thursday!