Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chugging Along - ROW 80 Round 4 Update #10

Well, my grand plans for the last week kind of fizzled. Our concerts went well - one on Saturday night, and one on Sunday afternoon. The Holiday Pops concerts are the most popular of the Symphony’s season, and were sold out a month in advance, so that was cool. It’s also always fun to sing with the orchestra. I spent some much needed time with the keyboard on Friday going over some parts I’d just never been quite sure of, with the result that I felt much more confident in the concerts and they were a lot more fun. Walking to and from my car was less fun - it was seriously cold in Zootown (aka, Missoula) this weekend.

I didn’t get a lot of writing stuff done - as in, I didn’t write at all. We dealt with a frozen pipe (and by ‘we’ I mostly mean our roommate, as my husband was at work and I’m less than handy at that sort of thing).  I also got a few things done for Christmas - bought some fabric for a couple of projects and called my mom for some gift ideas. I watched some TV and I had a little downtime with my busy concert weekend. Which is fine.

I did get a bit of writing in on my lunch hours during the week, and I have a writing date with my friend tonight. This weekend I have to get my Christmas gifts and baking that are being mailed ready to go, so I probably won’t get a lot of writing done this weekend either, but that’s okay. I took the week between Christmas and New Year’s off of work, so I’m hoping for a lot of good writing time then.

Anyway, my update, such as it is. :)

1) Writing - 10,000 words
So far, I have written a grand total of 506 words that were actually on a writing project and not a blog post. I’m trying not to count the blog posts, because the purpose of this goal is really to move my stories forward, not just to put words on the page. Not that blogging isn’t important, too, just not my focus for this goal. Maybe next round I’ll set different goals for different kinds of writing.

2) Post Writing-Post Round Up Monthly
The November round-up is not yet posted. The lack of internet access at my workplace is starting to seriously bug me, since that means I can’t work on this goal during my lunch hour writing sessions. And if I don’t get it done first thing in the morning on the weekends, it just doesn’t get done. So - this Saturday, I’m going to really try to knock it out before I go to my fitness class.

3) Visit and comment on at least 5 other ROWer's blogs per week
I did this! It’s been the bright spot in my week seeing what you all are up to and having a bit of dialog.

4) Revamp Blog
No progress on this. I may have to push this goal back to January, but hopefully I’ll be able to work on this some in my week off between Christmas and New Years.

5) Prioritize
I thought about this some, and I wrote down a few notes related to where I’m at in my creative journey and some things I want to articulate further. I need to make a concentrated effort to work on this in the coming week. Part of this is the post I’m composing about my NaNo experience, because I really want to take those lessons and apply them to my continuing writing progress, as opposed to the generalized floundering about I’ve been doing up to this point. It’s taking a while to collect my thoughts though.

Well, that’s it for me! Hope you all are having a great week!


dunmurderin said...

I envy you the week off between Christmas and New Year's, and I hope you get a good rest and a chance to get a jump on your goals. Keep warm!