Writing ALL The Things

Here’s my quick ROW80 goal check in for this week. Last week’s goals were:

Finish rough draft of PL&M by August 31.  

Post ROW80 Wednesday updates and visit 10 other ROW80ers.

I did pretty well for a change! I’m a little behind to finish Peace, Love and Murder by the end of the month, but I think I can still make it. My numbers since last check-in:

  • Wednesday, August 5: 0
  • Thursday, August 6: 0
  • Friday, August 7: 0
  • Saturday, August 8: 2,000
  • Sunday, August 9: 2,000
  • Monday, August 10: 2,025
  • Tuesday, August 11: 1,070

Image Credit (and the original meme source)

I also visited more than 10 ROW80’ers. Whew! Finally, an accomplished week!

This week’s goals will stay the same, but get more specific on word count:

Finish rough draft of PL&M by August 31: write at least 1,000 words per day. Preferably 2,000.  (Oh, who am I kidding. Preferably 5,000, but let’s be realistic.)

Post ROW80 Wednesday updates and visit 10 other ROW80ers.

Are you writing a lot lately? Have you facepunched a bear this week? Do you participate with ROW80? Want to? Join us here!


May Goals (ROW80 Update)

With the move, a lot of things have been back-burnered, and although I’m not yet ready to jump right back into the swing of things (there will be some intensive cleaning, settling in, and maintenance-doing around the Brockmeyer casa this week), I am ready to poke my head up and take a look around to see where I’m going next.

Mid-month isn’t too late for a goal post, right? Here’s an April re-cap:

April ROW80 Round 2 Goals

Use a timer! Did it! (Not quite a habit yet, but works when I use it.)

Work on Charming Cora Yeah, nope. My only big ‘ol fail.

Short blog daily Did it! I’m a survivor. And sorry for getting that song stuck in your head.

15 minutes of German daily Did it! (Probably 70% success on this.)

Plan out mini-sesson for MMRWA Retreat Did it! And didn’t die of embarrassment while I presented!

MMRWA Retreat Apr. 24, 25, 26 Done! Can’t wait ’till next year.

M, W, F Mid-Michigan Romance Writing 101 FB posts Did it!

Galesburg Museum Project Revisit Apr. 27 Need to give some structure to this project. Did some!

Buy a house? Did it! We now have our own little MCM gem and it’s so, so cool.

ROW80 sign up/goal post on Apr. 8 Did it!

Retreat basket Did it!

Looking back, that’s really not too bad. Except that, with everything else going on, writing seriously fell by the wayside. That can’t happen the rest of this month. My biggest goal will be to make writing a daily habit again.

Mid-May ROW80 Round 2 Goals

Write daily.

Continue to use a timer

Evaluate my Project List

Follow up on Harlequin Submission (and change contact info)

Structure Galesburg Museum project

15 Minutes daily German

Submit PRO application to RWA

Writing jumpstarts? Flash fiction or short story?

I guess that’s about enough to get me started. Let’s hope that writing down goals really is the first step in accomplishing them. How about you? Do you have lots of ambitious goals going this month? Or what’s left of it, anyway?

(P.S. If you’d like to share your goals and progress, check out the ROW80 blog!)