Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekly Report Card - 2010-06-20

Sunday, June 20

Time sure flies doesn’t it. Seems like I just did this yesterday. It also seems like I did not get much done toward my June monthly goals.

Since my baby - Toshiba laptop - has gone in for repairs, I am working on an older computer that has the Windows ME operating system on it. This quelled my ability to communicate effectively. Due to some of its idiosyncrasies, I still unable to stay online for more than five minutes.

Yet, that is no excuse for not working on my novel - my number one goal for the week and month. I built four scenes that are screaming to be edited. My total word count for all writing projects this week is around 6000 words.

Monthly goal number 4, I finished one book and am over half way through a second book. This will be one goal I believe I will make this month. Yet, I have to complete both parts of the goal which is to write a review for each book read.

I managed to catalog 10 articles in my collection. Need to work harder in this area. But cleaning out the closet got into the way. I can see the floor to the closet and will be measuring its dimensions sometime today. Tomorrow, we will be getting the lumber that will allow me to fix up the closet the way I want to.

My next step would be to catalog and organize the material I want to put back into the closet. I believe I will have a stack of material that will be destined to be disposed of. Old books I no longer need will be donated to the library. I may do the same with some of the old magazines. Otherwise, the magazines may end up being fuel for a wood burning stove this coming winter.

June goal 10 and this week’s goal 5 pertain to my fictitious news stories. I created three but posted two of them on my Friday’s blog. I hope I can keep this up without becoming disenchanted.

Last week, I began completion of monthly goal 13 when I sent off my laptop for repair. Toshiba called yesterday afternoon to tell me that my baby is one its way home and should arrive in two business days.

This week’s goals are
  1. Write 10,000 words
  2. Build 8 scrapbook pages for Nola Stars
  3. Catalog 70 articles I have collected
  4. Update my personal telephone directory
  5. Build at least two humorous fictitious news stories for Friday
  6. Write a bio for myself – Guest Blogger Bio.
  7. Repair closet floor
  8. Build shelves in Closet
  9. Catalog items in the boxes
  10. Repack everything into closet.
Well, I guess that is it for this week. I hope your week turned out to be more productive than mine. See ya throughout the week.


  1. Clark, I hope you have your laptop back now. I have an old desktop as well as my Toshiba but it's just for backup. I really don't want to work on it unless it's absolutely necessary. My goals all went kaput. I was away, then I was sick. Now I'm helping out a sick friend. Sometimes the best laid plans...

  2. The one thing I forgot about my old desktop was that if I tried to listen to music using my MusicMatch program, the word processor can lock up. It can do it twice in a row which means I lost what I wrote as well as the backup of the document.

    Glad I have my laptop back.