If we were having coffee….
Hi. How are you today? Thanks for making it out in this rain. Downpour. I’ve never been to City Coffeehouse before. My husband’s gonna join us after he’s done record browsing. I recommend the Organic Rain Forest coffee. It’s smooth with notes of chocolate. *snicker* Look at me, sounding all barista-like. If you’re playing PokemonGO, there’s a 10% discount for Trainers. By the way, are you? What team are you?
With the the crazy curveballs Life has thrown at me this week, I am totally reevaluating those ROW80 goals I told you about. I’m finishing up the month’s challenge with just one focus: my blog posts. I’m not even worrying about my About Me page or anything else like that. I want…I need…to catch up or do whatever with all my draft posts and future scheduled posts and all that. Round 3 ends on September 22. When Round 4 begins on October 3, I expect my focus to be strictly on my memoir. I’ve avoided it long enough. Maybe I’ll also work on Jimmy the Burglar: Thief of Socks. I’ll review it all next month–oh my gosh, it’s almost next month!
One cool thing I’ve started is my YouTube channel, All Things Bookish. I don’t know how active I’ll be on it over the next few months, but for now, it’s casual and I’m having fun. I’ve filmed two planner videos. “Planning” is a subculture of scrapbooking; it’s decorating a paper datebook with stickers. I’m using my Happy Planner for my social media and writing plans, but it doesn’t feel like it sometimes. Some weeks it looks like one big to-do brain dump list. That’s okay, it’s a work in progress. I’m pleased that my iPhone produces decent videos. Every week, I create this makeshift tower of Starbucks mug boxes, binder clips and tape to make the setup work high enough to film. Like I said, right now it’s casual. My faves are the Beautiful Madness Book Case unboxing and the Plan With Me from Aug 22-28.
I have been productive with those blog goals of mine. I wrote and am editing previous Owlcrate unboxing posts, posts that didn’t transfer well from my old WolfHowlings website. Same with the A to Z haiku posts. The BookExpo America posts are slower to unravel because I’m filming videos with them, and I haven’t made the time to contact my hosting company to find out why my videos aren’t directly loading to my site.
We’ve got some great plans coming up next month: two road trips to Penn State football games, fireworks, ice cream and all the good stuff that comes with both Home and Away games.
How’s your week been?