ROW80 Check-In 10/02/2013

Well back to the grindstone! Have started typing up the Christopher Lee interview for the book that lovely hubby and I are doing together. Have started (yesterday) on my Basics of Astrology book. So the writing part of my goals is going pretty well. I’m aiming for consistency of effort rather than huge word counts and hours at the keyboard. As long as I’m working towards my goals every day then it doesn’t matter too much how many (or how few) hours/words I do.

Have put my new numerology book on Amazon’s KDP. So the putting my work out there goal is doing well. Had a few problems with the cover which involved a great deal of swearing and intervention from lovely hubby but I think (!) its all fixed now. The book isn’t live yet and I won’t really be able to tell how it’s worked until it is.

The reading is progressing very slowly because I keep buying more books or borrowing more from the library which means although I’m reaing all the time my ‘to be read’ pile isn’t getting any smaller.

Still spending too much time on Facebook so no change there.

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My Favourite Band

There are some things in life that are important; like love, family and Led Zeppelin.  They are just my favourite band.  The trouble with Zep is, to my mind, they have the habit of making a lot of other music sound insipid.  I enclosed two photos to make sure that every member of the band was included as a lot of people seem to think that bands begin and end with the lead vocalist or they might just squeeze in the lead guitarist as well.  I think that it’s mean to treat the rhythm section (and arguably the most important part of the band) that way.

As with everything we all have our favourites, even within bands and much though I love Bonzo and J.P. and Rob, it is Jimmy who is my main man.  He and I have more in common than he probably knows.  We both can’t swim and don’t drive.  We both have Scorpio Rising and the Moon in Cancer and we’re both practising Occultists.  Of course, Jimmy’s bank balance is, unfortunately, a lot larger than mine but I’m working on that.

ROW Check-In 19/10/2011

Right, I managed 700 words on Sunday plus a blog post; only did 200 words on Monday and did about 650 yesterday so not doing too badly.  Started a ‘reading a poem a day’ thing that I saw on the net somewhere, so I read W.B. Yeats’ An Irish Airman Foresees His Death.  Need to do more reading; am currently reading Charlotte Bronte’s Shirley and I must admit I’m finding it quite hard going.  I chose it because it’s from a fairly similar period to the one that my own novel, Emily Swann is set in, so it sort of serves as background research.  I’m also reading Our Tempestous Day by Carolly Erickson which is a history of Regency England and while waiting for my husband in the doctors the other day I read the first two chapters of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John Le Carre.

Realised rather stupidly that the check-ins for ROW80 are going to count as two blog posts so am going to try to do two other blog posts as well.  Eventually I want to train myself to blog everyday but I think that might take a while as I’m terminally lazy.  My excuse is in my horoscope I have no planets in the element of fire which always makes it very hard to motivate myself.  I also have a grand trine in water which means that I’m sensitive, dreamy and creative but not very practical or that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!