Weekly News, Prompt & Goals – May 7, 2012

Prompt o’ the Week: A wall of televisions on the back wall of an electronics store all display different images, the bright colors flashing madly as a sea of people flows by. The crowd thins, and a man stops to watch, examining each screen in turn. When he reaches the last one, the display changes with a personal message just for him…

Ah, organization. Where have you been this spring? I missed you so…

Skipping the long psychological analysis that’s probably not all that interesting to anyone but myself, I’ve been in a slump lately. Simply put, my brain needed a break from…well, as much as it could get, so I’ve been focusing on just doing the bare minimums and calling it good. And I kept thinking the slump was lifting, only to fall backward again. Annoying and frustrating, to say the least. But this week is definitely different. As I write this (early, for the first time in weeks), the laundry is done, my chores are done, and our house is cleaner than it’s been in several weeks. I got some crafting done this weekend, some errands run, and most of the bills are paid. I feel good about all of that. 

These are very good signs. I’m optimistic that I’m back on the upswing, and my mind is finally coming back from it’s self-imposed vacation. Poor little brain. I do beat up on it rather more than I should sometimes. With any luck, I should be able to finally get some of those things I’ve been meaning to do for the past month *done*, rather than just thinking about it. 

And I have a new story idea I’d like to explore one of these days too. A romantic suspense plot I’m quite enamored with…and unfortunately, it might bump the short stories I was planning to do aside for awhile. We’ll see. 

I’m one, maybe two scenes away from finishing my latest erotic romance story, which is always really exciting. And I think I’m “over” my little writing crisis from last Wednesday’s post too. So…tequila all around! 

In any case, here’s what’s going on in my world this week: 

– Four serial scenes (hopefully finish one story)
– Design the new cover for The Minister’s Maid
– Finish up the polymer clay mushrooms & coasters I started this past weekend
– Newsletters
– Blog posts all around
– Update the Google calendars & start using them again.
– Update blog & web site (finally)

Here’s to a decent Monday for all – and good luck with your “to-do’s” this week as well! 

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2 comments on “Weekly News, Prompt & Goals – May 7, 2012

  1. Ardee-ann Eichelmann

    Jamie, you sound so light hearted and optimistic. It is nice to hear that in your voice again. I am glad that you had a great day yesterday and hope that your week is wonderful.



  2. Jamie D.

    Thanks Ardee-ann! I’m feeling a lot more chipper, so thanks for noticing. It’s gonna be a good week…and I hope that yours is too.