#WriterRecharge 2015 – Update One

WriterRecharge 2015

IOnce again hosted by Sara Biren, Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, and me, Writer Recharge is your chance for a four-week jump start in the middle of a cold, dreary winter. Set goals for yourself, check in once a week, and connect with other recharging writers

#WriterRecharge Update One

I want to schedule some more reading time…When I used to commute, it was easy to read LOTS of books in the train and I want to read at least 4 books this month, including a book that my husband recommended based on a show he heard on NPR: Ghost Boy  –> I am really starting this week, getting Plato The Dog acquainted and comfortable in our home kept me quite busy last week. And I was going through a bit on a reading slump. But I just cracked LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT by Dahlia Adler open and I AM LOVING IT. This week, I am also going to start reading GHOST BOY.

Dahlia's book

Continue learning Photoshop. I’ve been teaching myself a few tricks but I’d like to explore a bit more and become familiar with more of the features available. –> I haven’t opened Photoshop last week. This week’s goal? Learn how to make a full cover.

Working out again. It’s been forever since the last time I worked out. I hurt my ankle, then got a bad cold and now am just lazy. Time to get my butt moving. I need to work out at least 3 times a week in February (not counting walking Plato the dog). –> I have decided to count walking Plato The Dog, when it’s over an hour. Last week, I took him for long walks (60/90 minutes…). This week, I am planning of doing two 30-minutes workout on top of those long walks.

Writer’s Retreat. I still cannot believe that on this Friday, I’ll be heading down to West Virginia with some amazing writers for a weekend retreat (so looking forward to meeting all of them in real life :)) –> I want to go back. This weekend was truly inspiring and fun and refreshing and amazing. And the company was all those things too and more ❤ 


Plan a few outings with the husband: going for walks, maybe the movies and I think, I think he’s taking me to a nice restaurant on Valentine’s Day (he hinted upon it several times) 🙂 so I’m looking forward to that. I’d also like to start taking more pictures again. –> I started taking pictures again this weekend. And it was definitely fun and inspiring too. Trying to tell a story via the lens.


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  1. I totally think walking Plato is exercise. Count it! Also, I want to go back to West Virginia! It was wonderful to hang out with Claire before school this morning, but I miss you and everyone and our crazy conversations. 🙂 Hope you get lots done this week, Elodie!

  2. Anne Tedeton says:

    Oooh, that writer’s retreat looks awesome. I feel you on Photoshop. I have an ancient copy of CS2 that I sort of figured out on my own. Newer versions? Nope, can’t figure ’em out. Hang in there, and enjoy that fancy dinner later this week 🙂

  3. Jaime Morrow says:

    So happy you ladies had a great time on your writer retreat. I’m totally envious! 😉 I definitely think walking Plato the dog counts as exercise. Hope this is an awesome week for you, Elodie!

  4. sbcrispell says:

    Yay for making time to read. It’s easy to feel guilty when reading instead of writing, but reading is so necessary! And it sounds like you had a wonderful time on your retreat. There’s not much better than spending time with other writers. Hope you have a great week.

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