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?

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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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