Last night we had a power outage. No big deal, although the thunder was loud, the hail brief but violent, the children hyper and the pets confused. Of course, the battery on my ageing laptop only lasts about a half hour, so there was no work to be done anyway.
I did it! Or, at least close enough to “it” that I’m calling it ready-to-move-on. A couple days ago I finally finished my Marie Antionette story What Would Have Been and scheduled the blog posts to pop up in a timely fashion. I finished proofreading for one friend, but I still have to finish critting a novel for another friend. (That’s where the term “close enough” comes in.) Now I feel comfortable with setting this round’s goals and focusing my attention on the Pangalactic Sojourners.
- Continue with the regular blog commitments. This is so easy, I won’t bother going into detail. The “regular” stuff I do on my blog is all routine now and fairly easy to manage.
- Write every day. OK, I’ll allow myself one day a week where no #AmWriting happens, but it can’t turn into falling off the wagon. Although adding to the WIP is, of course, most desirable, writing counts as blog posts (both real and fictional ones) responding to prompts with short little things I share with other writers, or jotting down something in a notebook because I’m away from the computer. Here’s what constitutes writing every day:
- 500 words: not great, but acceptable.
- 1,000 words: an average day. Good, but not great.
- 2,000 words: the goal… the high mark, the number I strive for, even knowing that most days I won’t be able to reach it.
- I still have one elusive goal I’m chasing… I can usually do #1k1hr as long as I’m warmed up and in writing mode. But I have yet to break the #2k1hr barrier. I’ll keep working at that!
- I’m not going to add in exercise goals or anything like that this time. Just writing. I need to make writing a priority, not something I let myself do when everything else is finished.
Hey! I know why I didn’t finish everything yet…
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