Monday, April 18, 2011

Week Two (#ROW80), Week One (new job)

THIS NEW JOB IS IN THE WAY! 

Okay, just had to get that out.  From the above statement one could deduce that I have accomplished little to no writing due to this new job/training schedule.  That deduction would be absolutely correct.  I wrote a half of a scene last week! 

Now, I'm not going to make it seem like its "all the job's fault."  I do play a part in this getting-little-to-no-writing-done thing too.  I just haven't incorporated writing into my new work schedule and responsibilities (taking classes and studying).

I'll be in training until June so if things don't improve (ie- if I don't get it together!), I may have to sit this round out!  I really don't want to but it may come to it.  

Here's an attempt to stay with it...
Revised writing goal: WRITE ON THE WEEKENDS.

Now, this is easier said...uh, written than done.  I'm away at training during the week and leave Friday afternoons to go home.  So I have about a day and a half to spend with my family and friends and then I'm back in training for the next five days.  I am going to have to try to squeeze in a creative moment here or there....I really don't wanna be on the sidelines.

Hmmmmm.....


What would Sylvester Stallone do?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Short and sweet... (#ROW80 update)

Well, I have been writing, however, not according to my schedule.  I'm fine with that as long as I'm writing! I do need to develop some type of schedule but that won't happen until I get used to my new job schedule.  The new job starts tomorrow! *Yay!*

Maybe this new adventure will find its way into my WIP, Bree....

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Round Two- Ding, Ding (#ROW80)

Its early, I know.  But I'm starting out on the ropes... had a small procedure today and the Valium had me loopy all day.

I'm saying all that to say NO WRITING went down today! I did read about writing though! Got some good advice from Connie Briscoe (not directly from her though, LOL!).  Read her article on outlining.

I have some time off before I start my new job so I am confident that I will get myself back on track with actual writing.

My goals for this round are simple:


1. I will devote certain days to certain tasks-

Sunday: Research and Blogging

Monday: Bree (WIP)

Wednesday: Other WIPs (editing, transcribing, etc.)

2. Write when I can on the other days of the week. I'll call them BONUS DAYS!

3. Make due dates for my WIP(s), post them on my visual board, and meet them!

Good luck ROWers! Don't give up even if you're on the ropes.... the ROCKY spirit is in us all!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Part Deux #ROW80

I would love to write everyday.  But my life, at this time, does not allow for me to write daily.  So #ROW80 is perfect for my life.

I create goals that work for my life. 

I check in with other writers, support them and receive support.

And most importantly, I am WRITING!

During the first round, I found what did not work for me at the time. Now, I am soon to embark on a new career and I'm not sure how to incorporate my writing into my new career schedule.  I am expecting to change my goals a few times during this round also. 

Here are my goals for Round Two:

1. I will devote certain days to certain tasks-

Sunday: Research and Blogging

Monday: Bree (WIP)

Wednesday: Other WIPs (editing, transcribing, etc.)

2. Write when I can on the other days of the week. I'll call them BONUS DAYS!

3. Make due dates for my WIP(s), post them on my visual board, and meet them!

I think these goals are reasonable and doable.  I haven't began my new job yet so we'll see.... but I continue to be the Little Engine That Could!