Tonite, in the worst way, I wanted to go hide and read a book, watch TV, or Skype --- well, in fact, I did do a bit of Skyping with my sister, but I was multitasking by trying to reconcile a couple of things so I can finish my taxes. My sis can talk on the telephone while she is doing all sorts of chores and things. Unfortunately, that is not my style --- when I am talking to someone, I like to focus my attention on the person --- and so with my work tasks. So I dinna even get to fully enjoy my Skyping. Now that I have sniveled and whined, on with the Sunday Synopsis, which is much more difficult than I had anticipated. A worthwhile exercise, even tho sometimes frustrating.
This week I started off in fine shape and did the following:
1 - Wrote the "Toys of My Mind" piece.
2 - Presented "Toys" at my Tuesday critique group; good critique for edits.
3 - Edited and posted "Toys."
4 - Updated the piece on the Sigford house at Matney Way and posted for "Those Places Thursday."
5 - Transferred another 50 pages of Uncle Ralph's Letters to a clean Word document.
6 - Found an indexing program -- won't purchase until Letters are transferred
The end of the week looked a bit puny as far as writing, blogging, and genealogy was concerned. I kept thinking about it but never got into the swing of it; housekeeping chores, exercise, and taxes took end of the week precident.
My intent for this next week is to do the following:
For Uncle Ralph's Letters
* transfer at least 100 pages to the clean Word document (that will leave 122 pages remaining to transfer)
* draft a "Request for Readers" letter (left over from last week).
* draft a Release form and letter (left over from last week).
For Writing (from last week)
* Update "Clay" for submission.
* Edit "House" and "Legacy of Sharp Pencils."
* Post for Tombstone Tuesday
*Post for 52 Weeks of Genealogy's Tech prompt -- should be fun.
*Post for Those Places Thursday
*Post for Surname Saturday with a bio of a McPherson
My major roadblock to accomplishing the above will be finishing my taxes and reclaiming my desk. I don't work well in chaos and right now my desk is chaos. However, having a road map is important, even if I have to take more time negotiating pot holes and rocks --- the goal is in sight.