Sunday ROW80 check-in

For my husband and me, Sundays are days of leisure mixed with a little bit of housekeeping. It’s laundry day, a day for vacuuming and dusting, but it’s also a day for long walks and scenic drives, for baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies, or for lazy afternoons curled up with a cup of tea and a good book. Today was a perfect example. We watched “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part one” this morning and went for a drive to take in the autumn leaves, which are falling quickly. But there are still chores to be done and blog posts to write. I like the balance we’ve struck on Sundays, between work and play.

What about you? How are your Sundays spent?

ROW80 check-in:

ROW80LogocopyWriting goals:

1.) Work on a first draft of my YA steampunk novel “The Clockwork in the Stars.” Wrote 3,532 words on this project and on a novella, “Haunted Kisses.”

2.) Read three books on the craft/business of writing. One of three books read. Finished reading “Writing the Breakout Novel” by Donald Maass.

Social media goals:

1.) Check in on Twitter or Facebook daily. Target met.

2.) Blog twice a week. Target met.

3.) Comment on three to five blogs per day, Monday-Thursday. Target met.

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19 thoughts on “Sunday ROW80 check-in

  1. If I’m not working, I spend the morning at church and the afternoon with family. Today, I put the Christmas tree up and will attempt another 2,000 words for NaNoWriMo

  2. usually Sundays are relaxing days. Today tho – had a horrible headache. Finally feeling up to making the ROW rounds. Sounds like it has been a successful week – a lot accomplished! All the best in the week ahead.

    • Spending Sundays relaxing sounds perfect. We tend to lounge in the mornings and clean/run errands in the afternoons. Saturday is usually our fun day.

      As a migraine sufferer, I can sympathize. I hope your headache is history now.

      Thanks!

  3. Sunday is actually my chef husband’s Friday. So I often spend it attempting to get a bit ahead on the hometending and the week’s blogging (I’m not as successful on the second as I’d like to be, but I’m better at it than I used to be), so that we don’t have a mountain of laundry, dishes, and chaos to tend to on Monday and Tuesday, which are our family and errand days.

    Yesterday, we arrived home from visiting friends five hours away at about 1am. Jeremiah and I unloaded the car, so that we wouldn’t have that to do when we woke up. I watched a little TV (I don’t remember what), with Jim, and then he went to sleep, and I wrote for another hour or so until I couldn’t stay awake (I don’t sleep so much, when we travel).

    I didn’t have a lot of energy or focus, so I’m dragging my ROW80 update, and I didn’t get as many comments answered, blogs visited, or NaNo words written as I had hoped to. Hometending was more like puttering here and there.

    I’m more energized today, though, so I expect to make better progress while my Accomplice is yardtending and running an errand or two. Which is good, because I also plan to put the computer aside for a while later, and give him my full attention…

    Cheers to days that strike the perfect balance! =D

    • Yes, Sundays around here are frequently chore days. I like starting the work week out with a clean apartment (especially since I work from home and I work better when not surrounded by chaos).

      I hope your trip was enjoyable. I’m always exhausted after I’ve traveled.

      Sounds like you have plenty of things to occupy your hands and mind. Have a great week!

  4. I try to stay away from the internet/computer on Sundays. After one hour (for recipes I may need and linking my ROW80 check-in) I turn off my computer and I try to be not so connected (social media). Some days it is easier than others. But, since my phone is connected to all the same stuff it is kind of hard to ignore it at times. Generally, Sundays are shopping day, light cleaning, and family time (the girl child loves watching DOCTOR WHO).

    I hope things keep going well with your goals and your current WIPs. 🙂

    • Sounds similar to my Sundays. I try not to do much, if any, social media on weekends. I need time to unplug, unwind, and be present in the moment. I turn my laptop on long enough on Sundays to do my ROW80 check-ins, and then it’s off again.

      Thanks!

  5. Hi Denise! I love the sound of your Sundays. Time with the hubby is always a good thing. And then there are chores. Hey, someone’s gotta do them, right? The thought of reading with a cup of tea is agreeable, as is writing in the afternoon. And I had a lovely Sunday. 🙂

    • Hi, Karen! Yes, we try to get as much enjoyment out of our Sundays as possible, even if it is laundry day… I love starting the week with a clean apartment, especially since I work from home. I find messiness distracting. Glad you had a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for commenting!

  6. Curling up with a batch of fresh cookies, a cup of tea and a good book sounds like the perfect sunday!

    I’ve made weekends non writing days as I was just working constantly otherwise and that’s no good either. For our Sunday we made a roast chicken (which is a bit of a sunday tradition), and had lazy afternoon, watching old episodes of 30 Rock, which is one of my favourite TV shows 🙂

    • I think so, too! 🙂

      Yes, I agree that we writers need some down time. I don’t write on weekends. Instead, I spend time with family, bake cookies, clean or run errands, curl up with a good book, etc. Then on Monday it’s back to the page!

      Roast chicken sounds fantastic. Sounds like you had a good weekend.

    • Yes, chores can easily consume an entire Sunday. We live in an apartment, so that frees us from the usual mowing/leaf-raking/gutter-cleaning that we’d have if we lived in a house (although I suspect my husband would enjoy most of those things). But a Sunday drive is a great way to spend an afternoon. We live near the Blue Ridge Parkway, so scenic drives aren’t in short supply.

      Thanks for commenting, Jennette!

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