Yes, I know the round officially starts tomorrow, but right now I have time. And tomorrow is already full of activity. Ever feel tired a day early just because you see what’s coming? Yeah, some days carry their own special.
The past six months seem to have passed in a blink, a whirlwind to a land somewhere between Oz and the Twilight Zone. I’d love to say I’ve been wonderfully productive on all fronts, but that would not be the truth.
Regardless, the past is past. Time to move forward. With that concept in mind, I’m returning to ROW for my first round in 2013. I’ve missed the great friends I made during five previous rounds. I’ve missed the support. And, darn it, I just get more done when working alongside the fantastic that sparkles at the heart of ROW80.
I have a great deal to do, but to start the round, I’ll keep it simple. Simple works.
1) Write 500 new words of fiction a day, or the equivalent (3500 words) during the course of the week. I’m wording it this way because chaos loves to happen to inflexibility. This is the same goal I have with my good friend and accountability partner, Jess Witkins–double accountable because this one is just too important. And no, I’ve not been making it to the number in recent weeks. Close, but not quite there.
2) I’m back in college, working on a degree in Business with a Marketing focus. Currently, I’m in business and English classes. Goal two is focused on keeping up with the workflow of these two fast-paced summer classes. I have a test and two quizzes for Business and a quiz and multiple writing assignments for English. Getting it all done in good form and grades is the goal. Goal: Meet all college class deadlines with my best work.
3) My blog has languished for too long. This week, I’ll be brainstorming a new direction for the blog and getting the plan together to start things moving here again. Goal: Brainstorm ideas, take a look over what I’ve done and how I’d like to do things this time, and have a written return plan in hand by the end of the week.
4) Stop procrastinating on a stalled project. Goal: Pick one stalled project (I have a few) and get it ready to ship. I am a horrible procrastinator and, in all honesty, struggle with shipping my creative endeavors. So, this week, one moves forward in a significant way.
Those four will be a good start. I’ll not be setting “permanent” goals, I truly believe from past experience that those are doomed to fail. For me, at least.
I’m thrilled to be back in ROW and look forward to seeing what all of you are up to as well. Enjoy the journey. *smile*