Friday, October 19, 2007

Yep, Another Late Night

Here I am at almost 1 A.M. I should be sound asleep. I thought about pulling an all nighter, but I've got too much to do tomorrow.

Hey, how 'bout those Red Sox? They managed to pull out a win Thursday night and now they'll play game 6 on Saturday with my favorite pitcher again taking the mound.

It's Friday! It's a long weekend for us and I'm thrilled. We have to turn in grades later today, so I've been grading and averaging grades for most of the evening. Numbers are truly NOT my thing. But the grades are mostly done. I'll have a bit to do tomorrow, but it won't take me long. Once our staff meeting is over and I've rearranged my lesson plans for next week, I'm bailing out of the office ASAP!

The weekend is pretty busy, but before I can even get to that I have to go shopping for my cousin's wedding gift. The wedding's in 2 weeks. Oh yeah, and I have to find something to wear. Yep, leave it to me to wait until close to the last minute! Then I've got to come home and clean for company coming. Saturday is my nephew's 8th birthday party. Oh yeah, I guess I have to find him a present too after work today. Sunday I'm getting together with a friend to watch episodes of an old show called The Pretender. Anybody remember that? It's about a guy who is a genius who was held captive all his life until present day. He escapes and starts enjoying life and helps people along the way. Oh yeah, I also intend to finish the book I'm reading. I've only got about 100 pages or so.

On the writing front, I'm hoping to get a lot done over the weekend. Not much today unless all my shopping goes well. I don't know how much I'll get done Saturday, but I'm hoping to get back to TCAFS revisions and get a serious amount of writing related work done Sunday and Monday. As for the new manuscript, I've come to a decision. I will focus today on the first 5 pages. If I can get a decent draft done by the time I go to bed Friday night, I'll work to enter it in that contest. If I don't get a beginning that I love and am confident with, then I won't waste my time or money. I still intend to work the new manuscript out during the writing challenges so I'll still be uncovering new and exciting things about my characters. Then when my GH entry is shipped off to Houston and Book #1 is revised, I'll be able to pick up the intensity of book #3. Sound good?

Well, I think I better head to bed since the alarm will go off in just under 5 hours. Have a great Friday and I'll keep you updated on my progress over the weekend.

8 comments:

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Have a great weekend! :)

Kelly said...

Enjoy your long weekend and good luck with the story beginning. HOpe you get something you love!

Crystal said...

Don't feel bad, I usually wait until the weekend before to get something to wear!
As for getting presents for 8 year old boys, does he like Transformers? My son is 8 and he LOVES them. Just bought him the movie Tuesday and he's watched 3 times since;) Have a great weekend!!

Lexi said...

I plan to, Bonnie!

Lexi said...

Kelly, the hero and heroine are talking to me, but they're telling me not to rush. They're reminding me that it takes time to create a masterpiece!

Lexi said...

Sadly, Crystal, he told me weeks ago what he wanted (even brought the Star Wars flyer and showed me the stuff he already had), but I can't remember. So I'm giving him a couple Star Wars action figures, a gross hold-in-your-hand eyeball, and some cash toward the Star Wars thing he really wanted.

monika_schulze said...

Wow, I'm honored to have been mentioned in your blog. Looking forward to watching Jarod. I'll bring the beer!

Lexi said...

Monika, once you blog on a regular basis, I'll throw your name out on the blog too and put a link!