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Day off + writing progress!

If you read my previous post, then you’ll know that I created a new writing schedule that I feel very strongly about. I think it’s a schedule I can stick to, and so far I it hasn’t proven me wrong.

Halfway through the first week of this schedule and my writing is going absolutely swimmingly. As you can see from that lovely progress bar at the top of the sidebar, I’ve already passed the 10,000 words mark in my current project!

Three days of writing and I’ve written that much. I can hardly believe it, but it’s true and I’m absolutely ecstatic about it!

After two days of getting a lot of writing done, today was a welcome day off and I’m glad I chose to take Wednesdays off. It will help keep me energized, so to speak. But it’s only for one day!

Tomorrow, I will get back to work! Many words are waiting for me. I must write them. All of us need to do the things that call to us! I wish all of you luck in accomplishing your goals.

Let’s do this together. 🙂

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to play some more Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to finish my day off.

Have a great day, everyone!

How has this week treated you so far? Let me know!


Life in France: Day 7

Day 7, September 30th

Finally, the weekend is here and I can relax. To an extent.

At the very least, I’m sleeping in tomorrow. Nothing will stop me from that.

I don’t have much to report about how work went, so I’ll just jump from section to section. Such as Lunch. I found a Subway only about two minutes away from my work place; I know where I’m getting lunch from now on – for a decent price, no less.

After work, Kujtesa and I spent a little time in town and each had an ice cream, before going our separate ways.


I saw this on a random wall in the outskirts of the city center. Awesome, much?

Upon getting back to the apartment, I helped Melanie prepare dinner, as she had seven friends coming by. The night passed pretty well; they talked to me more than the people at the barbecue on Saturday. We had baked potatoes and a little grill. They all kept using it to melt cheese to put on their potatoes (I swear, they ate over a kilo of cheese), while I just ate mine… bland. They also didn’t eat the potato skins. Huh. I felt awkward. I ate the skins and didn’t eat cheese. I wonder if there’s a connection?

There was an epic conversation, during dinner.

“What’s for dessert?”


“After that?”

“Ice cream. With cheese,” he says while sipping his red wine.

The best part? True story!

They all had red wine and I had orange juice – in a wine glass. Too awesome for words.

Tonight, I will be sleeping a lot and then tomorrow afternoon, Melanie and I are off to a chocolate festival of sorts. It’s in a castle and there’s free chocolate and chocolate sculptures and all that fun stuff. That sounds like a good place for pictures and a blogging topic, if I do say so myself.

Time to cut this short; it’s almost midnight and sleep is calling. Lots and lots of sleep. Stay safe, everyone, and tune in tomorrow! Who knows what will happen throughout the day?