I am not sure whether I was MIA or AWOL --- whichever, after March 17th I was not fully present here at Roots'n'Leaves. Even tho blogging fell by the wayside, I have been more or less on task - sometimes more and sometimes less.
In my ongoing effort to keep on track, I need to take stock of my wayward ways and failure to post for over two weeks and missed two Sunday Synopsis postings. Things that I did accomplish; hosted a critique group; attended another crit group; attended a screenwriting workshop; wrote a short essay, Lessons from the Pencil Sharpner; and have my dad's bio nearly done --- only have 10 or so to go. I have also been in contact with cousins regarding the upcoming reunion in Red Bluff. Mostly, life happened and my attention and efforts wandered. Now to get back on track.
My intent for the coming week is the following:
* Finish the bio on my dad
* Finalize the Release form and letter (a must do, as I need to present it to folks at the family reunion in April)
* Draft at least one more McPherson bios ( I would like to have 10 done by the reunion, but starting a bit late.)
* Finish the rewrite of "Clay" and "Lessons from the Pencil Sharpener;" submit for publication.
* At least 3 blog posts.
* Outline progression steps for completion of the book of Uncle Ralph's letters.