How is everyone doing so far? Still got that dance party groove goin’ on here! Just need some party lights, good tunes and we’re ready to keep it going for the long stretch.
Take it away frogs…
One down, not crying yet. Most of the Row80 crowd is in their second week, but I jumped in late, so it will always be one number less for me. The non-writer crowd is asking, ”What is Row80?” Row80 is a challenge writers put themselves up to, together with other writers, in order to keep themselves accountable. It stands for a Round of Words in 80 days. You set the goals and they can be changed and/or updated as we go, if needed. Here are my mine.
This first week went fairly well over all. Here is the breakdown:
❤ Write forward on my WIP everyday: Managed to do this everyday except Saturday.
❤ Write 2100 words a week on my WIP: #Wordsprints with Fabio, Lauren, Nicole and Lena (to name a few) have helped me far exceed this goal bringing me in at 6480 words on the book alone. I also created 6 entries for a running blog post that will go with the book. They are currently written in long hand so I’m unsure of the word count, but estimate them to be in the ballpark of 2500 words total.
❤ Complete & fully participate in Bob Mayer’s Write It Forward Workshop: I must admit to not following all the individual chatter going on in the loop. Having missed the beginning of conversations I find it hard to jump in just anywhere. Chaos at home has hindered my progress on assignment #2, but hopefully I will have that done by the time you are reading this since it is next thing on my to-do list.
❤ Blog 3x a week, plus one Row80 update: Check
❤ Comment on/visit/retweet at least 12 blogs a week: I failed to hit any on Tuesday, with this in mind I still visited 34 blogs, commented on 34 blogs and tweeted 26 blogs. Maybe I could scale back here creating more time for writing?
❤ Discover at least 1 new blog a week: Check! I actually discovered several!
❤ Exercise: Doing 75 sit-up and 20 push-ups regularly, I apparently need to work my way back up to 10 pull-ups. I got soft. Added Ginger Calem’s writer’s butt to my program. Keeping myself active every time I get up out of the chair by jogging, jumping and bouncing my way across the house.
❤ Make more time for the family: Working in this area, but slowly getting there.
In addition to the above goals I made some overdue changes to my blog and managed to get the mess that blew in with us on our return home from the holidays put away (suitcases put away, laundry done, folded and stashed). Now if I could only get to the actual holiday decorations! That would be awesome!!!
This concludes my Row80 update for this evening/morning/day – whenever you find yourself reading this. 🙂 Have an amazing day!