January 11, 2023 – Day 10 of #ADayInMyLife @PTLPerrin 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023 @RRBC_org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

1-11-23, Day 10 In PTL Perrin’s Life

Courtesy of Alexa from Pixabay

Welcome to day ten of A Day In My Life! Happy Wednesday! We’re a third of the way through our 30-day challenge.

Frankly, I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying this. Not only am I getting to know my friends who are also part of this challenge, I’m loving your comments and responses. Yesterday, I realized some of my own responses could be expanded into another day’s post. Ideas can happen anywhere.

Together, we’re a wealth of experience and knowledge, and our lives are meaningful, even when we go through pain and disappointment. You are infinitely valuable, and I don’t mean that as hyperbole. It’s true. If you believe in God as I do, then you should know that.

I’m involved with a local group of writers who get together twice a month to read a chapter they’ve written so the rest of us can offer critiques and suggestions. Typically, five or six of us submit our chapter a few days before the meeting so everyone can follow along when we read it aloud. Those who have nothing ready to read, participate by listening and critiquing anyway. Lately, I’m one of the listeners, as I have no new chapters to offer. That will change. I am hereby challenging myself to doing nothing else but working on my own book(s) in February. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Here’s my to-do list for today:

  1. I am writing, and you’re reading it now!
  2. Read the chapters my local group submitted and critique them.
  3. Read the blogs of everyone participating in this challenge, and a few others, and comment.
  4. Balance our checkbooks.
  5. Pack ONE bin full of Christmas and put it away, leaving only six more for another day.
  6. Make dinner and watch a movie with Bill before turning in for the night.

Only six items on the list. It should be a breeze.

Courtesy of David Mark from Pixabay

Blessings!

Patty Perrin (writing as P.T.L. Perrin)

https://www.ptlperrin.org

8 thoughts on “January 11, 2023 – Day 10 of #ADayInMyLife @PTLPerrin 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023 @RRBC_org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

  1. It’s funny that you wrote to watch a movie with your husband as if it was a chore. I’m with you in writing my book in February once this challenge is over. I haven’t written in it since last year. The beginning, research, and outline are ready to go.

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    • Now that you say that, Susanne, it does look like it, doesn’t it? I’ve found that if I don’t list the fun stuff along with the chores, those chores take over and leave me no time for fun! Watching a movie with my hubby is relaxing. He laughs about my mid-movie naps and pauses it when I wake up to tell me what happened. If we like the movie, we discuss it, or if we’re tired, we turn in for the night.

      I admire people who can outline their books before they write them. The hard work is done, and the rest is the fun part, fleshing out the story. I’m a pantser, meaning I couldn’t stick to an outline if I tried. That makes outlining a waste of time for me. Maybe I should write a post about being a pantser! And that illustrates how ideas come to me. Thanks, Susanne!

      Blessings!
      Patty

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    • Thanks, Yvette! I did everything but balance checkbooks and pack a bin. Christmas may hang around until February this year! Glad you liked my gentle Florida breeze picture. I look forward to critiquing with you! Blessings! Patty

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  2. Hi Patty,
    You have a full day. So happy you are in a writing group. That is an excellent way to grow as a writer. What I like most is that you’re taking time to look at a film with your hubby. Drink a glass of wine with that film and enjoy.
    Have a nice evening.

    Shalom aleichem

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    • Thanks, Pat. Here’s a toast to you! I enjoy getting together with local writing friends. We grow together and bounce ideas and tips off each other. Much like we’re doing with these blogs and with our RRBC group! Blessings!

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