My get up and go has got up and went…

Today is one of those days where I don’t want to do anything but loaf. And for most of today, that’s what I’ve been doing. I’m blaming it on the weather. For once, it’s relatively warm out but there’s been high winds today and I think a change in pressure is making my head hurt.

Of course, it could be that I’ve overslept. Or a combination of both. I dunno. What I do know is that my brain feels like mushy bananas at the moment.

I’m currently watching the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel. Specifically: Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder. It’s….ehhhhh? It might be better if my head didn’t hurt and my brain wasn’t currently mushy bananas. But honestly, it’s still kinda doofy.

It’s not bad, necessarily, but it’s pretty clear that the cards have all been stacked in the amateur sleuth’s favor (which, ok, that’s pretty standard for cozy mysteries). I think part of it is they introduced a psychic character but then didn’t really seem to do that much with her except have her on the sidelines after she discovered the murder. (Note: brain is mushy bananas so I may have missed some of the action).

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And now we’ve reached the “Kathy Yells At Commercials” portion of the evening! This is a sure sign that my train of thought is currently derailed.

Ok, Applebee’s, I get that your latest commercial is supposed to be about how a busy person can use your app to order food for their family and therefore be able to provide a delicious dinner while on the run but…what in the world possessed you to use “Runaround Sue” as the music for it? Did — did you actually listen to the lyrics? You do realize that the song is about a guy lamenting the fact that the titular Sue “goes out with other guys” and not “works so hard I never get to see her.”

Also, WTF can’t the husband in the commercial either make or pick up dinner himself? Sure, sure, he’s watching the kids but if he’s using the app, he could bring the kids along in the car. You know, cut ‘Sue’ a break for a change?

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Welp, that’s enough of a ramble for tonight. Writing is still being accomplished. I’m still accomplishing my goals for the 365 Writing Challenge. And hopefully tomorrow I’ll get a nice portion of  Storm Warnings done. Hope you and yours have a happy Valentine’s Day!

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365 Day Progress Report #1 — January 2019

In the interests of keeping myself accountable for my writing this year, I’ve compiled a progress report for the first month (well, “month”) of 2019. I’m also going to be doing quarterly reports, but that won’t be showing up until April (Jan-March).

The idea being this way I can get a better grasp of what days/times/etc. work best for my writing.

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365 Day Writing Challenge — January 2019 Report:


  • Write at least 4 days/week (5 weeks in month; 20 days/month, allows for 13 off days)
  • Write at least 2,500 Words/week (total 12,500 Words/month)
  • Daily Goal: 357 Words/day (357 X 7 = 2,499, rounded up to 2,500)
  • Total Days in Month: 33 (JAN 1ST TO FEB 2ND)  


  • Total Words Written: 17,380 Words  (178% of Monthly Goal)
  • Average Words/Week: 4,458 Words  (178.32% of Weekly Goal)
  • Average Words/Day : 540 Words (151.35% of Daily Goal)
  • Total number of days on which I wrote: 26  (130% of Goal)
  • Total number of off days: Seven (53.84% of allowed Off Days – this is a case where being under goal is good, so yay me!)
  • Most Productive Week: Week Three (January 13th-19th) 5,826 Words (233.04% of Weekly Goal)
  • Least Productive Week: Week Two (January 6th-12th) 2,574 Words (102.96% of Weekly Goal)
  • Top Three Most Productive Days:
    • Sunday, January 13th, 2019 –  2,606 Words (729.97% of Daily Goal)
    • Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 – 1,404 Words (393.28% of Daily Goal)
    • Saturday, January 12th, 2019 – 1,289 Words (361.06% of Daily Goal)
  • Top Three Least Productive Days:
    • Saturday, January 26th, 2019 – Eight Words (2.24% of Daily Goal)
    • Sunday, January 6th, 2019 and Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 – Zero Words counted; Wrote both days, but did not count words.
  • Longest Stretch of No Writing – Two days; Monday-Tuesday, January 7th and 8th, 2019
  • Longest Stretch of Writing – Nine days; Friday, January 25th-Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 (and counting!)