OK, I know I need to start writing the KDP (Kinship Determination Project). There is an extra motivation–I will probably have to return about 13 books about “my family” to the library in the next few months. If returned, I may have difficulty getting them back and I certainly won’t be able to check them out for weeks/months at a time.
So, I have decided that I will schedule two KDP Writing Weekends. One will be this coming weekend (schedule below) and another will be over Labor Day weekend. And, why, you ask, would I pick these two weekends? Because the Hubby will be out of town and it will be just me and the cat. Although Ollie sometimes walks across the keyboard, in general he is a pretty good writing companion.
Here is my proposed schedule. On Monday, I will report in a short post, how I did:
August 7, Friday
6:00 – 8:00 (with 20 minutes out for dinner) I will review my books, my Evernote file, and my emails (pre-Evernote, I emailed myself articles about “the fam.”)
8:30 to 10:00 I will write.
August 8, Saturday
7:00 -7:30 read paper and eat breakfast
7:30 – 8:30 print business cards and extra speaker flyers for the PS-APG chapter table at the NwGC in a week.
8:30 – 11:30 write
11:30 – 12:00 lunch
12:00 – 3:30 write
3:30 : leave for PS-APG picnic in Sumner and have a good time. Don’t forget to take business cards and speaker brochures with me to the picnic to give to table coordinator.
Take the rest of the night off
August 9, Sunday
6:00 -6:30 have breakfast
6:30 – 9:15 write
9:15 get ready and go to yoga
12:30 – 3:30 start writing again
3:30 – 5:00 take a “Get Out of the House Break.” This might be a drive over to Discovery Park and a walk to the lighthouse or it might be just a walk by the water. We’ll see.
5:00 – 6:00 dinner
6:00 – 9:00 write!
KDP Writing Weekend is complete. I have no goal for how much I will get done or what parts. We shall see. Your thoughts, comments and criticisms about the schedule would be most welcomed.
Wish me luck.
What I have done since the last posting: Had lunch with Luci Baker Johnson about the “Digging Deeper” series. She has an idea about the third year of the series that involves my helping out. Could be a great season about House Histories. Was contacted by a Midwest conference that wants me as a speaker in a year. Looks like it will happen. Planning a trip to Peru (Fall 2015) and another to Italy (Fall 2016). Ramping down my work with SGS but volunteered to do desk duty while Janice is giving her “Finding your Slave Owners” talk which I would have attended anyway.