I voted on Monday. Not saying for whom.
Most of my readers are Americans, and we have an important election this week–not just for president, but for state and local offices as well. Remembering that my great-grandmother did not have the right to vote always impresses upon me the significance and privilege of getting to cast a ballot in our nation’s republic.
Sometimes my candidate wins, sometimes not. That’s the way it goes. But even if everyone out there disagreed with my political persuasion, I would encourage them to vote. Because when you can democratically elect your leaders, they should represent the people’s voice.
38.4 percent of eligible voters in the United States did not cast a ballot for president in 2008. C’mon, we can do better than that!
If you haven’t voted already, schedule it for Tuesday. Treat it like your doctor’s appointment or lunch with a good friend or a job interview: You wouldn’t cancel for just any reason or forget. Check out this Honest Voting Ad from Jest.com to see how easy it is to make excuses.
Be heard. Be represented. Vote.
Editing: SHARING HUNTER, young adult contemporary novel.
- Complete full rewrite. 3 more chapters marked up.
- Revise using Margie Lawson’s Deep EDITS system. Finished Margie’s lecture packet.
- Deliver to beta readers. Waiting for first two.
- Post Sunday ROW80 updates, Amaze-ing Words Wednesdays, and Deep-Fried Fridays. Posted The Roaring Twenties and #ROW80 on Sunday; Naming a Haunted House on Halloween Wednesday; and High School Halls: Best Friends Forever (2Good + 2B = 4gotten) on Friday.
Send interview questions to two guests I have lined up for my blog.Drafted and sent interview questions to 3rd blog guest.
- Write two short stories. Revamped one short story.
- Read one writing craft book. Read another chapter of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King; should have read more.
Attend workshop with Margie Lawson in Houston on October 13.Done. Enjoyed it!
- Work through lessons of Scrivener online course a second time. Need to reboot.
- Nothing special here. Just read. A lot. Finished The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson and now reading (well, listening to) The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman.
- Exercise twice a week. Once. And once is not enough.
- Sort through photos and complete at least one album. (I stopped scrapbooking five years ago, and it’s piled up into a big mess. Moving into digital albums.) Sorting through house, then photos. Made some progress.
How are your goals coming along? And have you voted? Put voting your calendar? Figured out whom you’re voting for?
And cast a vote of confidence for your fellow ROWers! Find them HERE.