Writing Journal 6.21.2020: All of a sudden, I feel like I’m on a deadline

There’s still at least a month to go before I would technically even have to give a thought about getting back to teaching. Aug. 1 has traditionally been the day when I start thinking about the return to the classroom, or, in this case, the arrival at a new school district.

Things, however, seem to be moving with speed.

My son now has a new career job, servicing heating and air conditioning units in Iowa City. I can see him itching to get his own place, and his wish is going to be fulfilled before the Fourth of July. And just like that, his life as an adult is starting. Strange stuff.

My daughter and I will be moving into a new house in about a month. Hopefully the old house will be sold by then. There is some interest, but nothing solid yet. Then my daughter will be off for college in August.

I’ve never had such a spate of inactivity in my life like I have had from March of this year to now. I’ve been puttering around, creating things, writing things, but much has been running in place. That’s especially been the case since I now know that my situation in my old home is temporary.

There’s much to pack, for all of our moves. In addition, however, I want to try and accomplish a few things before the year is out. However, I realized that as I’ve been spinning my wheels, I’ve let time get by. So, I need to use what I have left efficiently.

It’s probably a good thing I’m starting to feel more pressure. During my journalism days I found out that I tended to do well on a tight deadline.

Anyway, I’m not going to reveal the plans for this week. I’m going to have a lot more to report this next Sunday.

Here’s the stats, by the way. There was not too much drop-off from last week, although the numbers are nothing to brag about. Stay safe everyone.

+4,527 words written.
Days writing: 4 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 0 of 7 for 0 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 4 of 7 days.

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