August 17, 2020 admin

Today was the day that I think I finally found a kind of rhythm that will help me get to the end of the challenge. But it wasn't easy. Was Saturday's challenge just a little bit of a train wreck? Maybe. But not as much as it was throughout the week, Plus, I got through it. Barely. 7:15 a.m. - Start making breakfast and getting ready. 8:30 a.m. - Start picking my way through my much-neglected to-do list. 9:00 a.m. - A client contacts me and we agree that I should do some work for the almost finished copy of...

August 16, 2020 admin

Folks, the fourth day of the challenge almost broke me. I ended the day an exhausted, broken woman who honestly questioned what she was doing with her life. Why I'm putting this online, I'll honestly never know... but here's what happened on Friday. 4:50 - Yes! It's the rare day when I'm actually frighteningly awake when I should be! I'm not going to squander this! 5:20 - ... OK, why did I tell myself all of that and then immediately fall asleep again? 5:30 - Well, I haven't even sat down at my computer, and I'm already disappointed in myself....

August 15, 2020 admin

If you've been reading along with the previous installments of the challenge, you'll know that the first two days were tough. But I was sure that once I got into the swing of things, I'd start having fun. As you'll see in a minute, I was absolutely, utterly, wrong. 4:50am - I'm up! I'm… early? This is great! I'll finally be able to get started on time. 4:51 - I mean I could watch one YouTube video… 5:30 - Why do I do this to myself? 5:33 - Well, I'm awake and ready to work now. I think I'll work...

August 13, 2020 admin

On Wednesday my energy was at an all time low, and the challenge really took a chunk out of me. Let's see how that played out. 4:50 - Wow. OK, wow, I am tired. Maybe I should sleep for 5 more minutes… 5:40 - SERIOUSLY? 5:50 - OK, at the computer. Today I'm going to work on the short story about the young lady landlord who learns that her tenant, a famous musician who is using one of her spaces to record his next album, has died unexpectedly, and her place is about to become a shrine to his legacy....