26 February 2012

A Few Words of Wisdom...From ROW80 And Pin-Ups!

A Round of Words founder, Kait Nolan, kicks off this week with ...
'Hey y’all, we’re coming up on a LEAP YEAR!  In our house, that means our youngest dog has her first PROPER birthday (yep, she was a Leap Day puppy!).  For the rest of you (and okay, yeah, for me too) it means we have an EXTRA DAY TO WRITE THIS MONTH!  Take advantage.'

Thanks for the reminder, Kait!  I plan on using my extra day to work on The Third Fate's edits and read throughs.  Woo-hoo!  I'm almost there!

I finally took a serious 'look-see' around Pinterest, and found some great little words of wisdom!  Thought I'd share...

The first, 'Kill Them With Kindness', is a favorite of mine, well...because it's true.  Now...maybe what I'm about to say is not the average response to this saying, but here goes anyway...  When someone is a miserable person, is mean, or bitter, paying them back with kindness inflicts the worst sort of shame on their heads.  It exposes their heart - and yours.  Keep your happy heart this week - even if things get tough!    

salt waterHaving lived near the ocean, I fell in love with this 'pin-up' immediately.  Hearing the rhythmic roll of the ocean in the background is one of the most soothing balms to my soul.  I miss it so much.  And..I've never divested myself of anger or angst better than through a tough workout or a good cry.  I'd like to find this and hang in in my office (when it's finished!)   

 Isn't this quote by Elaine Dalton beautiful?  It touched my heart - and made me think of my dad.  :}  All right, already!  I'm done with the sappy sayings...  On with the

*  Edits are complete!  Now I begin the first read-through.  I do have to finish changing the last few chapter's edits on the computer (I printed a copy of my manuscript and edited on that), so I should begin reading through in a few days.  This edit took longer than my previous edits, mostly due to the speed with which I wrote this story, but honestly, it was the smoothest.  That makes me smile...I'm getting better at this!

*  I joined BTS Bookclub on Goodreads!  Already, I've met a few new friends, discovered four books I just have to read, and read a novella that touched my heart.  Not bad for my first week in the club!  Pavarti Tyler invited me to join the Questionable-Content-Reading-Challenge, and as soon as I get the first book, which is only available in paperback, I'll begin.  I'm really excited about this challenge, as the materials will be deep and thought provoking. 

*  Social goals are going great! 

*  New historical idea is still sitting, patiently awaiting the day I can devote my attention to it properly.  (Hmmm...I'm not sure an idea can be patient...or anything for that matter, but my projects sort of become 'real' to me....ha!)

*  Exercise.  Well, I did work out twice this week, which is better than not at all.  But it's not the goal I set.  I determined to work out at least three times a week.  I may have to bite the bullet and pay the obscene fee for March's CrossFit classes.  I need the structure to keep myself motivated!  A hundred jump-ropes, 30 push-ups, and 80 squats just aren't enough for me anymore.  I barely break a sweat!  I need the intensity of that gym.  Ack!!!  What am I saying....????  Somebody stop me...Please! Heh-Heh.

Wish me luck this week!  I've got some serious work to accomplish...although the read-through is one of my favorite parts of the process!  Nose to the old grindstone....

~ Nadja


  1. You're doing wonderfully! I love those quotes. Good luck this week.

  2. My mom always said "Whip them with kindness", which really means the same thing. LOL

    Good luck with your editing process. That's where I am, too, on the garden gnome story. We'll both be publishing something new soon! :)

    1. We'll have to have some sort of mutual celebration! How was your writers' weekend?

  3. You're at such an exciting part! Good luck, I hope it's a productive week for you!

    1. Me, too! I've got to get this finished up and into beta readers' hands. You're about to publish again, too, aren't you?

  4. Good luck with your goals! I've been falling behind on my exercise too! I STILL haven't signed up for yoga.

    1. I find that exercise is the easiest of my goals to let fall by the wayside. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day, right? Sigh. haha.

  5. Congrats on completing the edits!

    I love Pinterest, but find that I get sucked in so easily. It's a time thing for me!

    Good luck on all your goals this week!

  6. I love finding quotes on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing these!

    Congrats on finishing your edits. :)

  7. Pinterest is my addiction...I have to stay off of it if I intend to get any writing done. :-)

    Great job on the edits, and good luck on your goals this week!

  8. Wow - you've been super busy! And I'm jealous about that 2 days of exercise. I've just started poking around on Pinterest myself - but I have to be careful because I can easily get lost looking up inspiration :)

    Way to go with all of your accomplishments for the week - I hope the rest is just as fantastic!

  9. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! It seems Pinterest is a hot topic! I have to be careful, too. I don't want to distract myself from writing with other media.