I don’t mean something like Hans and Franz on SNL wanting to Pump (::clap::) you up! This is a little more cerebral.

Rhonda, my friend and critique partner, mentioned that she had signed up for Sweating with Sven, and since this was in a writing context, I assumed it wasn’t some program at a nearby fitness center so I asked her about it. She sent me to this site.

I did NaNoWriMo for two years, but last year and this year I made the decision not to because I have works in progress I need to finish. NaNo is great and fun and exhausting but the major rule is that you start with something brand new on 1 Nov and right now I just cant afford to start another new work until I get some of these backlogged projects finished.

Of course, that said, I’m working on a new book – a short contemporary, something I haven’t written in a long time. And I having so much fun with this book. It’s actually fun to write a simple book after the complicated fantasies. Sword & Illusion isn’t finished, but I’m waiting for Beloved to send back his edits of Chapters 4-7 before I move on. In the meantime, I’m writing The Fairy Godmother’s Bridesmaid Dress.

It’s this book I’ll be using with 70 Days of Sweat. I’ve already set my own goal of 8 pages so writing the 4-6 days “Sven” recommends shouldn’t be too hard.

Also, I’ve gotten back to trying to do “FlyLady.” I’m not actually signing up for her emails as I already get so much email I can’t read it all, but I have her book and got her emails long enough I knew the basics. Plus, she based her system on the Sidetracked Home Executives which served me well for a long time. I have a lot of their books, too, and I spent the last week setting up a personal planner journal system that kind of combines all the FlyLady and SHE components in a way that works for me. I like FlyLady’s routine system but I can’t really make her Control Journal work for me. I need something I can carry in my purse, and the SHE’s card box doesn’t really work for that either, but I like the card box system. However, I think my personal planner works pretty well. I can carry it around and keep all my routines in it and all that. It’s still an evolving system, so we’ll see what happens.

Okay, today I’m heading out to see a play with the Girl and trying to do some scrapping. What are you all up to this weekend?