Look What You’ve Done to Me and #ROW80

I had another possible topic ready to go until I was driving to the dry cleaners today and heard on the radio that The Monkees band member Davy Jones had died. Despite being in good shape, he suffered a heart attack at age 66.

My first distinct memory of him is not from The Monkees television show (1966-68), but from the Brady Bunch episode on which he guest-starred as Marcia’s celebrity crush. Here’s the song he sang (Girl):

Of course, the intro song to The Monkees show is well-known and wonderfully fun:

Then there is Jones’s more recent recording for Word Weaver Sandra Boynton’s album, Blue Moo. Here he is with Your Personal Penguin:

Hope you enjoyed the music. Thanks for the smooth voice and the happy attitude, Davy. You will be missed.

Now let’s see what my goals have done to me:

  • Finish editing Grace & Fire mystery novel and send to reader. Finished January 19.
  • Write 2,500 1,500 words per week on young adult novel, Sharing Hunter1,767 words so far this week! Thanks so much to the #ROW80 #Teamsprinty folks!
  • Blog twice a week on Amaze-ing Words Wednesday and Deep-Fried Friday, and check-in with ROW80 updates twice a week. Posted “And the Winner Is…: Award Names” today.
  • Comment on at least 10 15 blogs per week (not counting ROW80 update comments). I did a lot of catch-up blog reading today, so for the week thus far I have commented in 29 blogs — a few of them ones I’d never visited before.
  • Read one writing craft book. Finished On Writing by Stephen King. For those of you asking what I thought of On Writing, I didn’t get as much out of it as others have. There were some gems in there, but quite a bit of the book covered King himself and his writing. I’m not a big King fan, though.
  • Read five eight fiction books. 7 down, reading The Scorch Trials (sequel to The Maze Runner) by James Dashner. So far, it’s a page-turner.
  • Exercise three times per week.
  • Read through Writer’s Digest magazine issue. Must get to this!

How is your week going? Did you like The Monkees? What, if anything, do you remember about them?

13 thoughts on “Look What You’ve Done to Me and #ROW80

  1. The day that Bono from U2 dies will be filled with tears and much chocolate for me. Must not think about that. *cries*
    RIP Davey Jones
    You are doing so well with your goals. Keep on going, sista!

    1. PS: I’m listening to The Scorch Trials on audio CD. It’s good, very sad though. Somewhat graphic. I shudder at points like I made you shudder with my flash fiction. Great book, tho.

  2. Wow, you are accomplishing goals all over the place. Kudos. A nice tribute to Davy, too. 66, so young. Whitney, Davy… who’s next? ;-(

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