Weekly Review #19

Don’t check your calendar, it’s Saturday.  Again.  Another week has rolled around and slipped away.  We have been at war all week with the meter high weeds growing in yet to be landscaped clay slate of our back yard.  It’s an all out “Weed-egeddon” using lawnmowers, shovels, and our bare hands.  In another 6-8 weeks I might actually have a fence and grass back there – joy!

Mr. Manuscript received a few hours of my attention, not nearly enough.  What is it about warmer weather that makes me want to stay up late, sleep in, and not be able to focus on anything?  The front end of the novel is in good shape, I like how the recent revision has provided means for the characters to demonstrate relationships.  Now I have the saggy middle section to firm up and make agree with the changes.  There are a few major action sequences coming up in the next few chapters that will be great fun to tackle.  I can’t wait to get there.

Here is the review of this week’s posts –

Quickly Quotable #12 – The Little Prince:  Quotes from Antoine Saint-Exupery.

Did you know? – A video about the rise of information and technology.

A Writer’s Voice, Pt. 1 – Discussion on point-of-view and narrative voice

A Writer’s Voice, Pt.2 – Discussion of the other elements that create a writer’s voice.

Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland – A review of Tim Burton’s latest visual treat.

Fun Friday: Not the Favorite – a great picture found in my email.

I look forward to another insanely busy week filled with yard work, end of preschool festivities, and the million other things that climb into my lap.   Until then, I want a nap.


About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, was published in November 2018 and rereleased in Jan 2020. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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9 Responses to Weekly Review #19

  1. Didn’t we just do this a day or so ago? Sigh.

  2. agatha82 says:

    For once, I am glad the week went by quickly, only because I’ve got 3 more weeks of hideous office work and then I am FREE from the job from hell…phew

  3. Paula says:

    Your reference to your backyard weed festival prompts me to show you one of my recent “odes.” Hopefully you will end up with a better yard than ours…

    Ode to My Black Thumb

    Whenever I take a morning walk

    On a bright and sunny day

    I usually take the time to talk

    to my plants along the way.

    I speak with gentle tone, for

    They’re dying from neglect

    There’s much I must atone for-

    They’ve lacked for my respect.

    For though each seed was planted

    With all my best intent

    It seems I took for granted

    That they would be content

    To grow, without a second thought

    from me to fill their needs

    and do the daily things I ought

    Like keeping them watered and free from weeds.

    The day of reckoning is here

    I bow my head in shame

    Before the ones I held so dear

    And to each gave a name.

    Of these withered leaves I ask:

    Forgive, please, my mistake!

    No more will I take on a task

    That needs a hoe or rake.

    Vowing this, my slate is clean –

    My floral sins forgiven.

    And so, to keep my garden green

    To this idea I’m driven:

    (And pardon me if this sounds sarcastic) –

    From here on in, I’m buying plastic!

  4. tsuchigari says:

    Love it – another winner! I hope you are submitting these somewhere, they’re too good to keep to yourself.

  5. cindy says:

    Time flies. I saw the movie yesterday and your review was spot on. Love Paula’s poem.

  6. Lulu says:

    I kinda like your “programs” here on your blogs!
    Fun Friday seems great.
    may I share funny ones to your e-mail?:D

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