Sunday, March 13, 2016

Abducted By Robots

Right so this sounds like a title for a bad Sci-fi sorry, but alas it is my life. Now is time for a little game I like to call good news/bad news. The good news: my daughter's robotics team made it to their regionals tournament. The bad news: It's 22 hours away and our car will not make it. More good news: there's a spot for her and her junk (Why do teenage girls have so much stuff?) in the coach's van. The bad news: my baby girl has been gone for a week and I missed the competition. Good news: they had a live feed so we were able to follow along. More bad news: their robot fell off a ramp during 2 different matches and was stuck on it's back like a helpless turtle during 2 different matches. The best good news: all the kids on her team are great sports and they had a fantastic time even though they didn't make it to the worlds competition.

Score Board
Good News - 4
Bad News - 3

April is fast approaching and I'm still not sure what happened to February. April means double whammy time. I'm going to do it again, or at least attempt it. Blogging From A to Z Challenge and Camp NaNoWriMo. The “plan” is to write a flash fiction piece for every letter of the alphabet satisfying both requirements for A to Z and Camp NaNo. I'm only aiming for 20,000 words, but that's 167 more per day than I'm aiming for and missing at present. I'm thinking it has to be better than last April as long as I stay out of the hospital.

ROW80 Rundown

Make the check-ins on Sundays and Wednesdays - Sadly, I haven't been here in a while. There is just so much robotics stuff to do.
Visit 5 fellow ROW80 bloggers each check-in - More no, but I am coming to visit you all now.
Write 500 words every day:
Thursday - I spent some time working on my Blogging A to Z/Camp NaNoWriMo plan, but not 500 words worth.
Friday - So much nothing.
Saturday - I went to a birthday party with lots of fun and games, but no writing. I'm sure that doesn't count.
Sunday - I wrote this. Does that count?

Are you planning to jump into any of the writing challenges this April? Do you know of any other challenges that would be fun to try? Let me know in the comments.

Photos by Pixabay.


  1. Interesting site! Looks like you have a lot going on.

    Just wanted to say hi and good luck on the upcoming A to Z Challenge!

    Monster-in-Residence at Part-Time Monster
    Member of Stormy's Sidekicks A to Z Team

    1. Thanks for dropping by. I'm so excited to see what everyone at A to Z has planed.

  2. It just hit me today that NaNoWriMo camp is next month. I need to think about what to do. Some weeks it is hard to find time to write. Just keep at, steal a few minutes here and there. It all adds up.

    1. That's a great suggestion. I have been working on grabbing a few moments when I can. Good luck on coming up with a plan for Camp NaNo.