ROW80 Check-in 02/05

Hello my friends!

Here we are for another check-in.

And I’m here to report some slacking.

My hubby went into a job trip  to the US last Sunday, so every member of my family expects to be visited while he is away. Since I write full-time, I’m jobless, you see, and I have tons of free time, so it won’t matter if I do nothing for many days. What they want, of course, is to spend time with my daughter, not me lol

These past few days I’ve been hanging with my mother-in-law or my brother, his wife and his daughter—they live in the same city. Then today, Sunday, I’m going to our family house at the beach. I’ll stay there until Wednesday WITHOUT ANY INTERNET CONNECTION!

Which means: not getting much done.


My goals:

  • Participate of the EditPalooza workshop offered by Savvy Authors from Jan/2 to Feb/4. (I’ve been warned this is super hard work and consumes many hours of the day. Let’s see if I can keep up!)
  • Write a novel (or get as far as I can with it).
  • Read 5 books each month (year total = 60).
  • Social network: blog at least once a week (not counting #ROW80 checkins), comment on blogs every other day, and tweet a little everyday.


Social Media: Hard to comment on blog through the phone. Hard to keep up with twitter through the phone, but I’m trying.

EditPalooza: On Monday, 4 assignments were posted. Then 2 more on Thursday. Now that I’m on “vacation” I’m feeling overwhelmed.

Reading: Read James Scott Bell’s book last week. Even though the workshop is not done yet, I just wanted to finish the book.

Reading Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvager.

Writing: Monday, I worked on some plot and outline. Don’t know how many words I wrote, but it was quite a few. And then I got nothing else done.


Hope you guys are doing WAY better than me!

Wanna check on my friends ROWers? Click here and scroll down to the post check-in from today.



Note: since I’m without internet for the next few days, forgive me for not getting back to you guys right away. I’ll catch up when I’m back!

6 Responses to ROW80 Check-in 02/05

  • Beach house….Sounds like the perfect place to read…or brainstorm! Especially when eager relatives are keeping little one busy and entertained. Ha! Hope you have a wonderful time and don’t feel too guilty about missing writing time.

    What sort of weather are you having? Cool enough/warm enough to sit outside comfortably and listen to the surf? Mmmmm-hhmmm, my idea of heaven. We used to live near the ocean in VA, and I found the sound of the water so soothing. Rhythmic – but not too much so – white noise …I suppose it’s why I have a fountain on my patio now that I’m about three hours away from the ocean. Sigh.
    Nadja Notariani recently posted: An Unveiling, A Prediction, and AppreciationMy Profile

  • A beach house? How lovely! I agree with Nadja, great place to scribble notes and read books. Enjoy yourself and have a lovely time.
    Em recently posted: ROW80 Check-in 5th February 2012My Profile

  • Oh I don’t know Juliana. Beach house, stay home. Beach house, stay home. Difficult decision. I’d have to go with Beach house. And for all your disruptions, I’d say you’ve done very well. Enjoy your stay and we’ll all still be here when you return. I’m so glad I got the chance to drop by and visit a fellow ROWer! Keep up the great work! :)
    Karen McFarland recently posted: ROW80: Kicking and ScreamingMy Profile

  • have a lovely, internet-less time at the beach! sounds like a dream.
    Gina recently posted: The Difference Between Young Adult and Middle GradeMy Profile

  • I had a lack-luster week as well. Well, I should say it was more like a fun-filled weekend instead of writing so I feel ya. Take some time to have fun, enjoy family and let loose. You can get back into the writing swing after it’s all behind you. ENJOY the BEACH house – so jealous!
    Natalie Hartford recently posted: Author spotlight and a book giveaway!My Profile

  • No email connection? I hope you had a great time! Looking forward to your post for the origins blogfest!

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