Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Writer's Life: Wednesday Flyby

With another massive group project wrapped up as of Monday night, I’m feeling a major sense of relief and am definitely looking forward to making the final week of ROW80 a strong one! Here, a few flyby thoughts this spring-like Wednesday.
  • I’ve still got a few more The Successful Novelist chapters to read and a few more pages of content to write before I can officially say that I’ve met my goals for this session of ROW80. And since I’ve still got a week to go, I'm on a mission to make it happen! 
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  • Even though I know it’s an unhealthy sign of climate change, the early spring-like temps here in DC have me itching to break out the flip-flops a bit early this year. Here’s hoping the 70-plus-degree weather will stick around through the weekend.
  • Speaking of the weekend, Saturday will mark my first one in over a month that hasn’t been almost entirely devoted to one of two huge group projects that basically took over my existence throughout the past few weeks. I’m very much looking forward to spending a little time shopping, reading and bumming around town with my husband, with no thoughts of industry sales figures or e-publishing usability test results filling my head.   
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  • My cap and gown have arrived in the mail, and I’m happy to say that my last eight weeks as a grad student are now officially underway! My final classes, focused on publishing management strategies, editorial functions and industry ethics, are shaping up to be interesting and a great way to close out the program.
  • With Brian Williams recently announced as the GWU graduation speaker this year, I’m even more excited to take part in the ceremony on the National Mall. Sure, it will likely be hot and crowded, but will I ever have a chance quite like this again? I think not.
How’s your week shaping up so far? Has spring also arrived early in your neck of the woods? 

14 comments:

  1. Good luck with completing your ROW80 goals this last week! You can do it!

    It's gorgeous here in NYC today too. I love this weather!

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  2. I'm in DC too; the weather is wonderful. Taking a lunch break in flip flops is the way to go! Good luck with the last 8 weeks :)

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  3. Congrats on tying up some loose ends and enjoy your nice weather! Winter has officially descended upon Northern California, or at least the Bay Area - temps in the low 50s and wet, wet, wet! Have fun in the sun for me this weekend :)

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  4. Sounds like you've got a ton of really great things all coming together for you right now!

    Also, I broke out the flip flops today! It's 80 degrees out, I couldn't resist! :)

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  5. I'm loving the weather right now, it makes me happy.

    I didn't realize you were going to GWU, that's where my dad worked for many years before retiring. He worked in the athletic dept. doing PR.

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  6. yay for getting your cap and gown! so exciting!

    and yea, i'm so happy about the warmer weather but of course in the back of my mind i know it isn't a good sign ... then i quickly forget about it when i can go on long walks with the dog without wanting to kill something :)

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  7. I'm crossing my fingers the warm weather will stay with us a little longer, too!

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  8. So happy you get some downtime this weekend!

    Heather that is so exciting about your cap and gown! Good for you for deciding to walk. I'm so proud of you!

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  9. hooray for having a saturday free to shop :) and so cool that your cap and gown came. sounds like a good week so far. mine is also going well and i'm excited to see my siblings.

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  10. It is so great you are getting a breather! The end is in sight and that is even better!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. SO JEALOUS of you and your new cap and gown. Puhhh-leaseee send some of your motivation my way. I still have another year!

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  12. I love that Brian Williams is your graduation speaker. He's awesome! Hope you have a great weekend!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  13. i wore flip flops for a few hours this week. a summer staple for me.

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  14. You are definitely in the home stretch! I am so glad to hear that your final classes are just about at their tail end and looking back school flew by right??? ;)

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