My schedule for this past week was rather full. In retrospect this is what it looked like:
Monday, 1/24, posted an Obituary for James B. McPherson, which was actually more of a political history for his father, James P. McPherson, than an obituary for James B. McPherson.
Tuesday, 1/25, posted my wee poem in honor of Rabbie Burns' birthday.
Wednesday, 1/26, traveled to Eugene (300 miles north of my home in Ashland) to have an early sushi dinner with my sis and our friend; then went directly to my Eugene critique group. An excellent day and evening in all respects. Good dinner, good conversation, and a great critique group.
Thursday, 1/27, traveled the 300 miles back to Ashland. Posted at piece on the Pine Grove School house in Klamath County. This was an excerpt from a family history that I wrote several years ago and I was horrified at my writing back then --- but also pleased with the strides I have made in my craft of writing.
I also made a few follow-up contacts on some problems I am encountering in putting the Ralph letters into a form to print, e.g., indexing is causing me to want to yell, scream and pull my hair; the actual process of getting the book ready for pdf seems daunting and I keep hoping for a fairy godmother to come and wave her wand.
The last three days of the week were spent in general clean up, i.e., house, desk, filing, and that sort of thing --- to say nothing of mounds of laundry and a nagging dog.
For this next week, my intent is to be more focused and not traveling throughout the state. Focus for the week:
1 - writing time of at least 6 hours, to include mini bios, slants, project writing and new blog material
2 - Project of Ralph's letter: find indexing software or source; try out WinHttrack as an alternative to Blurb or similar programs; begin editing process. Also, call a couple of printers for some input.
3 - Ashland critique group on Tuesday.
Hmmm, only three things on my list, but I think that is more than enough to keep me busy.