Sunday, May 8, 2011

ROW 80 - Summer Distractions

Kait Nolan asked how the ROW80 participants are doing with summer distractions upon us. They're already here for me thanks to a gorgeous sunny weekend, and I definitely need a plan. Today, was Mother's Day. After sleeping in late, reading the newspaper, and getting in my workout, I succumbed to the lure of blood red and poppy-colored geraniums, brilliant gold marigolds, and silvery dusty miller. Darn you, Home Depot and your rainbow of seduction! I spent most of the day after that running around like a crazed rat in the garden, ticking off just a few of the gazillion chores to be done in May. I topped the day off by gorging on a delicious Thai dish with my family at a local restaurant. Needless to say, I'm exhausted, still very full, and perhaps a little bit sun burnt.

I still haven't decided if I need to work the late evening or early morning writing angle. I'm really leaning towards getting my butt out of bed early, so I don't feel anxiety all day about getting my word count in late at night (which often doesn't happen). With summer weather giving me a boost of energy, I think I can do this. Tonight...I write. Wednesday I'll report how early a.m. writing went for the first few days.


  1. Saturday was such a beautiful day! Unfortunately, I had to spend it sadly. I really need to get my roses fed (it's way late!), but I just can't seem to get stuff done.

    I don't feel comfortable writing in the mornings because I know I would constantly be checking the clock to see if it's time to stop and get ready for work. So I'm going to try to get exercise time in for my mornings.

    So, did you get any writing done this week?

  2. I think I finally have my settings right, so I'll get an email when there's a new comment.
    Feed roses? Shoot! I haven't fed my roses either. I'm not sure if my roses made it through the winter. I haven't done a formal inspection yet. I bless all the rain lately, but it's been hampering gardening plans. Writing is not going well lately. Very sporadic due to a busy life right now. I know I'd be more prolific without family around so much. It's never a quiet house! I'm still trying to work out some sort of schedule that I can stick to. Hope yours is picking up.