Wednesday, July 24, 2013

ROW Check-In - Regrouping

This round just isn't going so well for me.  The sorting and repacking I'm doing at home is emotionally, mentally and physically exhausting, and the deadline for when I need to be done just moved up.  But I'm going to get through it and come out better on the other side, I hope.  I didn't even manage to post an update last week - mostly because I was just too depressed by my lack of progress - but I'm regrouping this week, tossing out a couple goals and picking out a new, more manageable goal to replace them.

Without further ado:

1) 15,000 words for CampNaNo (July)
This goal is being scrapped.  I've only managed to write 1183 words on the project so far, and I don't see that I'm going to be able to pick up the pace on that before the end of the month.  Likewise, my goal to write another 15,000 words for the remainder of the month doesn't seem realistic anymore, so I'm scrapping that one also.  New goal:

1) Write 100 words per day.
Thanks to Beth Camp for this idea.  Since I started trying to do this on Monday, I've managed it every day.  It seems like something doable that will keep me writing while I try to navigate the current chaos.  I've actually made some pretty good progress on the first short story idea I started for CampNaNo, so I'm pleased with how this is going so far.

2) Visit and comment on at least 5 other ROW blogs per week
I did not accomplish this either last week or this week.  Sorry fellow ROWers!  I'm keeping it though, because it really should be doable.  So I'll try to do better in the coming week.

3) Writing Post Round Up blog post on Sundays
These have gone up every week, although the last two have posted on Monday instead of Sunday.  Late is better than never, right?  I'm posting less links each week than I used to, both because I just don't have as much time for reading blogs right now and because it's helpful to have less blurbs to write if I actually want to get it posted on time.

So that's my regroup.  I may up the word count goal when things settle down a bit, which they hopefully will in the latter half of August, but until then, I'm just happy to be able to carve out a little bit of writing time.

I hope your writing is going well this round!


Ink Dipped Moon said...

It is great that you are reassessing instead of giving up. Good luck.

Shan Jeniah Burton said...

The wonderful thing about ROW80 (and life!), is that you get the chance to reset when you need to.

I find packing and organizing, even if just for a weekend excursion, to be challenging and often exhausting.

Setting goals that fit better with your right now seems like a very wise long-range idea. You can always shift them again, if things get calmer in the future.

For now, those 100 words seem doable. Way to go! =)