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Making Note ot an Amazing Two Weeks ~ 
25th-Feb-2009 09:29 pm
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The past two weeks could be used to teach a class on public relations. It's probably been the most successful time in my entire career when it comes to doing everything I do, strategizing, messaging, manipulating, planning and executing. If we sat back and wrote out the desired scenario, we couldn't improve on the result. The only thing I didn't really do was any speaking of my own. (I just enjoyed putting words in other people's mouths, which really sums up both my vocation as a professional and my aspiration as a writer.)

So rarely do you come away from any sort of media event and/or campaign with true satisfaction. I hope I can get a lot out of this and it keeps me energized throughout the next three months. Because I feel so far behind in the rest of my life, like blogging and writing and trying to get back into shape. It's been a week since I posted here, and I feel like I'm losing touch with my flist and my communities (dammit).

I need to:
Finish my Alfred/Lucius story. (I'm working on that when I finish this.)
Start and finish my story for our writers group. (I'll probably do that this weekend.)
Write an entry for Writer's Digest Your Story contest (due March 10). (I am uninspired by the new prompt.)
Get my FaceBook set up!
Scope out what I need to do for the big contests coming up (the ones that will fall during my hell season).
Can I squeak out a drabble or two?
(and what ever happened to that novel I was writing?)

On the I'm proud I actually accomplished something front, I got to my new doctor (I love him!) and found out I needed to go to a specialist, and I made that appointment for next week. I managed to survive a marathon seven-day-in-a-row week and even get my office cleaned up while I listened to the Academy Awards (yes, Heath!). I attended another author series event, and this was a great one. I was at our promotional appearance by 5:00am this morning, and then I lasted for 12 hours today, plus I managed to get over and have lunch with Jess finally.

You've got to celebrate the small successes.

And now that Fat Tuesday is past, I'm giving up the goddamn carb binging for a while and getting my physical act together. I'm planning on big successes on this front.

ETA: The City Council voted today on our new office space, and it's a done deal. I wish I had been there, and Jeff felt bad that he didn't invite me. He just didn't realize that today would be the day, which is certainly worth noting. (And I don't think I've ever written an entry with so much indiscriminate use of bold and italics. You'd think I'd been reading too much fanfic or something.)

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26th-Feb-2009 06:34 am (UTC) - Amazing Two Weeks
Wow when ever I feel like my life is full and I am nervous about all I have on my plate, then I listen to your life and know that I have nothing in comparison. I am so proud of everything that you do and how well you do it. I know you need to spend more time on your writing and yourself, but that is very difficult to do with your schedule. I am working in Word a little each day now, and feel like I may understand some of the directions that Charlie gave me. I hope that I can complete this project, my construction and our writers group work, before Candy's surgery. My check is suppose to be overnighted and be here tomorrow. The clown coverage was good this morning, sorry I could not be there. Take care and get some rest tonight. Love Sue
26th-Feb-2009 06:40 am (UTC) - Re: Amazing Two Weeks
Hi, Sue! I was surprised to see you here.

Good luck on using Word! The trick is to try to use it every day, at least a little. (I still nearly cried a couple weeks ago trying to get it to do something I couldn't seem to manage. It's a pain-in-the-ass program, but it's the standard.)

I love that you're putting yourself out there with using the computer and being part of our writing group. I know it can be stressful, but it's a good thing.

I hope I don't end up having to have surgery to fix whatever's wrong with me, but if I do, I'm okay with it. Everything will work out.
26th-Feb-2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
well good thoughts on the health issue, i hope it resolves with ease

amazing!! turn around time on the office, as in damn!! cool deal :)

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1st-Mar-2009 07:20 am (UTC)
It's weird, but I almost hope I *do* have something wrong that needs fixing, as opposed to just having these weird things I have to deal with. I know that's a pretty common feeling. I don't know what I'd do if I had to have surgery or something right away, though.

28th-Feb-2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Sounds like you're on track! Good for you!
I've been gone so long that I don't know what's up -- this is a great summary. Good luck!
1st-Mar-2009 07:21 am (UTC)
Hello, my dear! Hope all is well with you. I've been sporadic at LJ myself, but I try to catch up when I can.
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