Seriously, last week I think I finally felt more balanced. I would like to say that it was because there was less commotion and that would be true. It certainly didn’t hurt to have all that peace and quiet. But I tend to think it’s because it takes some time to find our stride. To find out what works and doesn’t work within our schedule. I’m still fine tuning it just a little as you will see down below. But all and all I would have to say that it feels like a turning point for me and that makes me feel so relieved.
Okay, are we ready? Here we go…
The dreaded check-in
Let’s take a look at how I did last week, shall we?…
Goals for Round 1:
1- Work on my current WIP.
I changed this because I seem to not be getting much of anything done. Maybe this is a mental thing, so now if I get anything done I might feel better about myself for doing so. And then we can step it up from there. 🙂
2- Check in with Donna Newton at WWBC once a week.
Check. I did converse with Donna via email this week. I wanted to let Donna know that I hadn’t fallen off the face of the earth; that with all that has been going on with Hubby and the family, well Life happened and not to worry, I’m getting my focus back!
3- Participate in my online class to help authors balance writing and business with Bob Mayer.
If you have the opportunity to take any of Bob’s classes, this is the class to take. It will help give you the mind set on how to become a successful writer. Last week’s lesson dealt with “Communication” and how not communicating effectively beyond the manuscript will keep it from ever being seen. Then Bob asked us, “Do you outline? Or do you just write and then rewrite?” and “What are you better at: plotting or character?” Hmm, interesting questions. I turned in my lesson from the previous week on Monday as I had planned and then turned in this lesson on Wednesday. So I was all caught up until I found another lesson in my email this morning. Oh well, I better get busy! 🙂
4- Blog at least once a week.
Yep, posted on Wednesday. I have to say that once a week is working for me. It has given me an opportunity to catch my breathe and spend time on more important things, like making out a schedule so I will have the time to work on my WIP. I think that it makes it easier for those who follow my blog to visit and comment. And I can’t thank you enough for all the support and wonderful comments that you leave on my site.
Oh, and I also made some changes on my website. Did you notice? Please let me know what you think?
5- Visit and support 5 bloggers per day.
I am happy to say that I have read actually more than 5 blogs per day. I know it seems crazy, but I had made it a goal to visit everyone who was in our WANA1011 class. And I did it!!!! Well, I stopped by and visited everyone that was on the list from our WANA1011 Facebook page at least. Why did I do this? Well, I just wanted to let them know that I enjoyed being in the class with them and that they have my support. So now I want to finish reading those amazing posts from the “Beauty of a Woman” Blogfest. I’m about halfway through. You girls are making me cry. 🙂
6- Tweet at least once per day.
Yep, I was able to meet this goal except for yesterday. Yesterday I took the day off from the Twitterverse. I think they lived without me, don’t you? And thank you all for your Tweets and Re-Tweets! I’m sending you all a big Hug!!!!
7- Do some form of Exercise each week.
Aha! I’m changing my tactic on this one also. I’m walking instead, and then maybe I’ll work into the elliptical even though I can hear it calling out my name. LOL!
So now I’m looking forward to a fresh new start to this week.
I thought before you go that I would share a few posts from the week that caught my eye:
If you are in the writing or revision process, Pat O’Dea wrote an interesting post called, “Re-imagine, Reconstruct, Revise.” In it she refers to Lynette Burrows and Jenny Hansen who themselves wrote a fantastic post on this subject. Thanks Pat for sharing these posts.
Now if you want to take a quick trip over to the Emerald Isle, then pop over to Lisa Hall Wilson’s post about her Irish roots and her dreamy trip to Ireland. What happened Lisa?
Then if you want a good laugh about the hopes and dreams of being a writer, click over to this post by Teresa M. Owen, “Dream vs. Reality”
Whew! Okay I did it.
I got through another week and I’m not alone. There are others that are right beside me to help me along the way. So that I don’t irritate my wonderful supportive subscribers, feel free to delete my ROW80 posts if they start to irritate you. They probably won’t be all that interesting, unless…
Unless I can temp you all to join us over at the party at ROW80! Feel free to jump in anytime. See you there! 🙂
So what do you think? I changed some of my goals. How did I do? I know I can still count on your support, right? Or you have my permission to come and give me a swift kick in the butt! LOL!
Thanks guys! I knew I could count on you!