Round 3 of “Round of Writing in 80 Days” (ROW80) begins today! This round shall be filled with pure intentions, abundant writing days, and positive mojo! Are you all ready?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
As I mentioned in my post on June 20th, I’m going to start doing weekly goals within over-arching goals. This will make it easier to focus and keep on track.
1) Finish two drafts with Fast Draft and Revision Hell.
Two might seem a little high, but I think doing one with class and then one on my own will strengthen my resolve. I spent some time last night fixing my approach after my lessons learned from week one (I’ll post those lessons Wednesday, I promise!).
2) Graduate college on time and with decent grades.
College… yeah, we’ll get to that sooner or later. My graduation is in October, so I’m working really hard to make sure I actually get out. I’m so tired of having to split my time!
3) Blog twice a week.
I think during Fast Draft, I’m going to do Wednesday and Sunday check ins; Wednesday will be Fast Draft and ROW80, while Sunday will be ROW80 and miscellaneous content (read: the good stuff!).
4) Not get fired or divorced because of goals 1 and 2.
Hey, that third one is going to be a lot harder than you think. I have to do 20 pages of writing a day for two weeks… at least now I have a much better idea of HOW I’m going to do it.
1) Write 20 pages a day – no editing.
For those who are counting, that’s (roughly) 3,750 words a day.
After eating take out for four out of five days last week, I’ve decided I am NOT going to eat Paleo every day this week. Instead, we’ll be having meals that are easier for hubby to prepare. I’ll worry about continuing to losing weight after Fast Draft. Saving money is more important right now.
This also means that I might need to cut out my daily 1/2 hour of Diablo III time to squeeze in more writing. Since this is the only entertainment I allow myself now… that idea makes me pretty sad. We’ll see. Maybe it’ll motivate me to find my rhythm.
2) Finish all assignments on Wednesday and Saturday so I can relax on Sunday.
It sounds simple enough, but I’m such a procrastinator with school. I *need* a 70% in the one class, so I have to stay on top of things. Since I have off this Wednesday (thanks, Founding Fathers!), I can do it then.
3) Finish drafting my solo Fast Draft lessons learned, and my Sunday post.
I’m at like 70% for Wednesday and 5% for Sunday. I have no doubt I’ll get them done, it’s just dependent on what day I get them done.
4) Remind hubby every day that I love him.
He’s so sweet for helping me through this… I don’t think he thought “in sickness and in health” would include bouts of temporary insanity and sore wrists. Oh well.
Also, my boss is off this week, so I have pretty much unlimited writing time at work, if I can get my paperwork done every day. Hmm. With how busy it has been today, that could be a lot harder than you think.
So, are you participating in ROW80 this round? How do you feel about your goals? Are you filled with positive mojo or a sense of dread?