January 8, 2012
First, I am following the lead of several ROW80 folks last round and am putting all my updates in one post. I will be interested to see how that works.
I think I am going to need to tweak my goals again but hey, it’s ROW80. I am feeling like the bionic cold (nomenclature thanks to Jenny Hansen) is coming back, although it could be allergies jumpstarted by sorting through dust-laden boxes from the garage.
Also, the writing has stalled this week. Obviously, the upcoming change in day job has done some of that, but the switching between the reviews and the reading of the craft books is not working. So I’m going to change it up to working on the reviews, then moving on to outlining the fiction. I will see if reading about the craft works better in tandem with creating blueprints.
Writing: I have been reading and taking notes for an hour a day, so the reviews are simmering. They are not coming as easily as I would like, but I’m trying not to beat myself up about that.
I have stalled on blog posts, too. I have a lot of the research done for several more literary history posts, and lots of word origins, but can’t seem to pull it together. I need to work on that. 😦
Community: Commenting? I did comment on a few blogs; I will do more today. I have not replied to comments on my blog this past week 😦 but I want to catch up today.
Facebook page? Not so much, but I have some ideas on what to expand.
Twitter? Exercising restraint.
ROW80 Facebook page? yes, I’ve commented on a few posts.
Exercise: 5,000 steps? yes
Personal: contacted friends? yes
contacted children? yes
I even had a date night last night; my husband and I cleared the packing detritus, watched a movie, and critiqued it, just like the old days.
Moving: I packed for an hour on Thursday and Friday and 4 hours on Saturday.
Please go check on all the ROW80 participants here
January 4, 2012
So how did I do?
Book reviews? Yes on Monday, no on Tuesday, no on Wednesday.
Craft books? Fail.
Commenting? Not yet–planned for the rest of the week
Facebook page? again, not yet
Twitter? Being good
ROW80 Facebook page? yes, ma’am
5,000 steps? yes
stairs: I cheated once on Tuesday 😦
contacted friends? on track
contacted children? yes; I even contacted my great-niece and had a wonderful on-line chat with her.
One hour? yes, on Tuesday and Wednesday
But, excelsior, right? Please go check on all the ROW80 participants here