Weekend Plans

As another week comes to a close, everyone asks the same question: what are you planning this weekend?

Most of the time, my answer is nothing. I try to work on my writing and personal projects, unless I’m actually busy with friends or family occasions.

However, it’s Memorial weekend this weekend. So the question has been modified to: what are you doing this long weekend?

Everyone at work says they’re relaxing and that they’re not doing anything too special for the long weekend.

Me? I have big plans!

Friday:
–Finish May blog posts (only three left!)
–Start June blog posts
–Edit stories from my writers group

Saturday:
–Write
–Work on writing-related project with Kris

Sunday:
–Work on Sunday school curriculum for next year

Monday:
–Spring cleaning!

My weekend is work-filled, but it’s all good work. It’s fun work. (Yes, Kris. Spring cleaning is fun despite anything you say.)

There you have it. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get a lot done this upcoming weekend.

What are you doing this weekend?

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Saturdays and Contests

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Saturday is probably the most favored day of the week by people. Monday through Friday are typical work days for most and Sundays just mean the weekend is over.

For me, I love Saturdays because they are probably the most productive day of the week for me. Every other Saturday, at the very least.

I’ve gotten myself into a pretty good routine. Every other Saturday is cleaning day for me. I clean my office (organizing things, dusting, vacuuming, the works) and do the same to my bedroom. I clean the bathroom, I wash my bed sheets, vacuum the stairs, and clean the fish and/or turtle tank if they need to be done. I usually have a TV show playing in the background to keep myself company. Then I take a shower and then write or edit for the rest of the day.

Today I got a lot of writing done. I wrote the next two Short Story Sunday posts and I continued to type up my edited first draft of Detective Florence. Due to my Disney vacation, I got way behind on that. I’m probably going to be working on that off and on for the rest of the night.

I also brainstormed a bit on something else. Writer’s Digest’s Popular Fiction contest is here and the early-bird deadline is less than a month away. I always tell myself I’m going to do it every year and then I never do. This time, I have three ideas for it. I’m not sure which I want to go with. I think you can send in multiple submissions, but I’m not entirely sure. So, I want to go with one for now… plus, there’s an entry fee.

The Popular Fiction contest is a short story contest of 4,000 words or less. The deadline is October 15, 2014 with an entry fee of $25. The early-bird deadline is September 15, 2014 with an entry fee of $20. As you can see, the early-bird is cheaper. The story needs to be one of six categories: romance, horror, crime, science fiction, young adult, or thriller.

I have an idea for romance, crime, and young adult. The young adult one is already written. It just needs fixing up. The crime one already has characters (meaning Detective Florence), and the romance one is based off of my Short Story Sunday #18.

So, I don’t know. Time is running out, though. I know I technically have until October, but it would be nice to save five dollars. 😉