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Well, then... this is the first time since the beginning of the year and my current writing challenges (ROW80 and InkingItOut) that I'm actually checking in. Why? Well, primarily because I've been forgetting to do so, but, also, because I've come to the conclusion that I bit off than I'm actually able to chew. It's for that reason that I'm going to re-evaluate my previous list of goals and edit it.

Writing

- Write DAILY (even if it's a couple of hundred words)

This week has gone better in this respect than the past couple of weeks. I'm moving on my word count for InkingItOut.



- Have rough draft for Return of Shadows completed by the end of Round 1

There is a great deal more to my current novel than I originally believed. Instead of focusing on the 'finishing', I'm planning to focus on the 'doing'. I may or may not finish the first draft by the end of this round, but that's not going to be my primary focus. Rather, I'm going to focus on the 'journey', rather than the 'destination'.

- PLAY with characters (at least) a couple of times a week

I've been doing more of this in an effort to get to know my female protagonist and antagonist better.

- Make a Sunday Fic Meme post each week

I haven't started this yet, but am planning to make one of these posts this evening.

Community

- Check in at least one time a week for ROW80 and inkingitout (Most likely on Sunday)
- Pop over to read/comment on (at least) 5 other check-ins
- Catch up on Twitter 30 min/day
- Catch up on FB 30 min/day


The writing takes precedence. All else will fall into place when 'it is time', but I am going to make a point to pop over to visit others tonight.

Personal

- Get up and move for (at least) 10 minutes a day
- Read (at least) 1 hour a day


I'm not getting rid of these entirely, but I'm just not going to formally keep track of them...

Beyond that, I'm still swimming - in a different body of water, it seems, but I'm still at it!

Good ideas!

Date: 2012-01-23 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That's a wonderful idea to focus on the doing instead of the finishing. Let us know how that goes. I like that you've focused your goals on the thing that's most important to you right now and whittled off the things that are keeping you from accomplishing it.

Suzanne Lilly, TeacherWriter

Date: 2012-01-24 01:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ashtoreth
I'M with you on not tracking the exercise and fitness aspects of this years goals. Yes, they are goals, but not writing goals, and when I'm ready to share them outside of my head (if that day comes), I will.

It sounds, though, like you're doing fine with the swimming and your goals. This is why I'm glad I found ROW through you, it is flexible and realistic. I need both of those in the writing life I'm aiming for *grins*.

- PLAY with characters (at least) a couple of times a week

Always a fun and rewarding endeavour. *Nods* I hope that they cooperate with you and you get greater insights into what makes them tick.

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