Monday Mayhem – Reclaiming my routine

This week I’m going to focus on getting back into my pre-2014 routine. What does this mean? I need to figure out how to manage my time in this brave new world I’ve entered. Since I’m working toward feeling better physically, my first order of business will be to figure out how to fit gym time into my day. Next, I’ll tackle reestablishing the daily word count.

So I thought I’d start here with the good old fast five. Ready? Here we go!

What I’ve been working on: I’m about halfway through the battle of the sexes story I’ve been working on, but need to narrow the focus a bit. I’ve spent the least week reading, editing, and rewriting what I have so far in hopes of getting it on track to finish.

What’s running around in the back of my mind: A plot bunny inspired by an old Frank Sinatra song. Can you guess which one?


What I’ve accomplished: I worked all weekend, but I did get this post done. Does that count?

What new goal I’m chasing: Reclaiming my writing routine.

What I saw: Park Hill Collection showroom at the Dallas Market Center.


So, to get things back on track, let’s do something fun…Comment below and take a guess at which Sinatra song is making me itch to write a story and I’ll draw one winner from the correct answers for a choice of any book from my (or Maggie’s) digital backlist – one copy for you, and one for a friend!


12 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – Reclaiming my routine”

  1. I have a feeling this will be the summer of Margaret! Now that the school is winding down for me, I’m starting to get myself organized as far as writing projects too. I’m definitely going to join Camp NaNoWriMo again for the July session. 🙂

    As for which Frank song has inspired you…I’m gonna have to say Strangers in the Night. My second guess is Something Stupid. I’m allowing myself two guesses. 😀

    Hope you have a fantastic week, my friend!

  2. Get healthy first. It turns out that old chestnut about “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” is actually very true. Once you feel better and get a handle on the job, I’m sure the rest will fall back into place. And we’ll always be here, ready to read!

    My guess (for fun): “I Did It My Way”

  3. Focusing on your own health is the most important/frustrating thing you can do. You have my undying admiration for that. As for the Sinatra song – I will guess One For My Baby. Just don’t let it be Nancy With The Laughing Face. And yes, I was named from that.

  4. Hi my friend!

    What I’ve been working on: Work. And catching up on TV shows and reading.
    What’s running around in the back of my mind: Thinking of stuff I have to do at work. And scheduling time to watch TV and read.
    What I’ve accomplished: Lots of TV watching and reading this weekend.
    What new goal I’m chasing: Losing weight…the never-ending goal.
    What I saw: Soccer. So much soccer this weekend.

    As far as which Sinatra song, I’m going to guess All The Way.

  5. You had me at Ol’ Blue Eyes…..came running over to check out your post. I LOVE Sinatra’s music – the early years that is. I can listen to that man sing all day long!

    Good luck claiming that writing routine, Margaret!!!

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