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Final September #WriteMotivation Update

I’ve been utterly exhausted lately. My sleep patterns have not been good. So, all that I’ve had time for is watching the entire series of Breaking Bad in my off time….which isn’t much (I mean, it took me a month to watch them all!) The majority of time is eaten up at work. We’ve gotten into the busy season. No matter how much I gripe about them making a schedule, no matter even if they do make the schedule, everything gets crunched back to the end of the year. Yay, government! NOT!

Common Core is all about estimates (and even estimating is wrong!) when Math has always been about absolutes! you have to teach this in public, private, AND home school. And one of the guys who made common core is rewriting the SATs and soon colleges will be forced to teach this. Could you imagine what will happen to our society when that happens? Pharmaceutical companies will be estimating doses, engineers will build on abouts, NASA will shoot people in space with almosts.

Common Core is all about estimates (and even estimating is wrong!) when Math has always been about absolutes! you have to teach this in public, private, AND home school. And one of the guys who made common core is rewriting the SATs and soon colleges will be forced to teach this. Could you imagine what will happen to our society when that happens? Pharmaceutical companies will be estimating doses, engineers will build on abouts, NASA will shoot people in space with almosts.

The biggest eater of time seems to be TheBoy’s schooling now. With the introduction of Common Core, we are having to re-learn how to do math. And we just can’t understand this whole thing! I mean really?! (check out my previous post)  Every rule we’ve been taught these last 4000 years is now thrown out the window and nothing makes sense anymore. So, now we are stuck trying help TheBoy understand it when even his teacher can’t understand it. It took them 45 minutes to explain 2 problems. His grades went from an A to a B, and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better.

This seems so wrong. And now we are having to stay up until 9pm most nights trying to work through everything with him. Not really a good deal for a 5th grader, is it?!

Also, last Monday I managed to get into a car accident. Yeah, no fun. Everyone around here seems to think they have the right of way. I’m sick of people on the roads that take chances when they shouldn’t. It always ends us being me they do it in front of and it’s too little room! UGH!

I know we’re taking a month off. And I really hope we all can get back into the groove of things by then! I really miss you all!

September’s #WriteMotivation Goals

1) Be Positive, Try to find the positive in every situation, no matter how small. This has got to be ALWAYS!! Am doing all the things I can possibly do to remain positive. It’s always an up and down battle. I think I’m somewhere in the middle right about now. 🙂
2) Cheer others on with #writemotivation cookie flinging and positive thoughts! Another ALWAYS! Managing, occasionally, I’m sorry. I think we’re all absent on Twitter, or we just haven’t had the same time schedules.
3) Continue writing SOMETHING, EVERYDAY! Even if I can’t work on my novel, I’ll try my hand at short stories. Whatever it is, it has to be writing! DEFINITELY ALWAYS!  I’ve been writing on my new shiney. Getting to know my characters and places and the history. Researching Ben Franklin, Guy Fawkes, hacker speak, and swearing! LOL So fun. I hope to be able to turn this into a full fledged novel. Or novella. I’m treating this as a learning so I can go back on my first novel and know how to make it better. I’m also going to learn how to use Jami Gold’s Beat Sheets since I’m a pantser who plots a little. I’ll be taking a class with her! YAY!
4) Read another book. Nope. Started. Couldn’t get into it. So, yeah, I really need to do this for next month’s TWO blog tour!
5) Continue submitting my short stories, “O.N.” and “S.S.”  Let’s see how many I can get before someone accepts me. :) 6 rejections for O.N. Haven’t submitted to another since my last rejection last week. Just been too busy. I have 5 for S.S. Sent SS out, yet again, to a contest this time, which I won’t hear back until December.

Until next #WriteMotivation Goal Check month.

’tis the season to dream of sugar-plum dinos and roasted chestnut cookies. I just wish the weather were up for that down here 😉

LadyJai

2 Comments

  1. Comment by Leigh Caroline:

    See, I think that would have helped me with math in school. But I was rather bored by the whole subject, and close enough was good enough for me. So until I had a teacher who finally used real world examples for math, I pretty much paid as much attention to it as to reality TV. Which is to say, none. <3 But it does sound frustrating that he's being held to such a low level!

  2. Comment by Patricia (@plynne_author):

    Common Core sounds like it’d be something that makes me dislike math even more than I do already.

    I’ve definitely been a bit absent on Twitter and when I’m not, I’ve been too tired to muster the energy to tweet. =(

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