All the best intentions. #amwriting

Since when is it after 5:00 PM already? How the heck are there only three weeks left in this ROW80 round? Is it seriously already September? Where are my car keys? Who are you? Hold on, I got another retweet!


Yeah, I got sucked into #1lineWed today and am now mildly discombobulated. At least it’s a PL&M-related distraction, though. Right?

So, goal check-in:

Finish rough draft of PL&M by August 31: write at least 1,000 words per day. Preferably 2,000.

When I first looked at that goal, I burst out to laughing. Of course PL&M isn’t finished! I only wrote nine days in August. But after some number crunching, you know what? My August total was over 14,000 words. That’s still a win for me.

 Post ROW80 Wednesday updates and visit 10 other ROW80ers. 

I can’t dress this goal up in high-heeled shoes and call it anything other than a fail. I’ve been a sucky bloggy friend.

With only 15K words to go on Peace, Love and Murder, I’m definitely motivated to finish. With that in mind, here are next week’s goals:

Write at least 1,000 words per day on PL&M until that magical day when I finish.

Visit 10 ROW80ers per check in.

I know those aren’t terribly original goals, but they’re an extension of what’s been working for me. How about you? Have your writing goals morphed lately or are you practicing sticktoitiveness? Do you participate with ROW80? Want to? Join us here!


13 thoughts on “All the best intentions. #amwriting

  1. Hi! My goals had morphed recently too, for health reasons. Your post makes me feel better about having had to re-evaluate my goals like that, let alone choose new ones that I can handle at my health level. 🙂

    Congratulations on being so close to The End! 8-D That’s a feeling I hae yet to een experience!

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    • My best wishes for your improved health, Tammy! You’ll get to the end, too. You’re just taking it at the pace that works for you and your needs, and that’s the most important thing.


      • Love this goal manifesto! I do nearly the same and then revise madly throughout the year . . . the goals, that is. The more specific they are, the longer the list, and the more tweaking as I go. Almost as challenging as writing a poem a day for OctPoWriMo or taking on that 50K NaNoWriMo in November.


  2. Ooh, you’re getting close to the end! Hooray!

    Life has decided that I needed to shift my goals. Or maybe it was my laptop. Either way, without it, and without the budget, for at least a couple more weeks, and maybe a couple of months, to repair or replace it, I;m using an elderly machine that can’t handle as much, and not nearly as fast. Thanks to the cloud (ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD!), i can get to almost everything I was working on, but I’ve had to shift my priorities to what this machine can bear.

    On the other hand, my house is cleaner, and the ideas are sparking all over the place! So, once I have a modern machine again, I might be on creative fire for a while….

    Good luck on those goals! =D


      • I think it’s that it uses a very different part of the brain, and the movement gets the oxygen moving in my blood…

        We will work it in. It’s just that three out of four of us have summer birthdays, there’s an annual camping trip, heating season is coming, and there were unexpected car repairs that went into the hundreds…

        So we need a few weeks to get to a place where we can manage it…it’s not necessarily fun to wait, but I’m looking at this challenge as a chance to learn, and I’m happy that we will eventually be able to afford it. There’ve been times when it would be insurmountable…

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  3. Only three weeks??? Argh! And I dropped out for most of the round for travel, actually a fabulous trip with good research for current wip. But it feels good to be back and in somewhat familiar writing mode. Despite your reservations, I’m seeing great progress on word count for you. Congratulations. I don’t think I could write 1,000 words+ a day unless I was being paid big bucks. You go for it!


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