When I checked in last Wednesday, I got a notice from WordPress that post was my 200th on this blog. In celebration of that blogiversary, I felt it would be a good time to assess how I was doing toward my goals. My first goal was to protect my writing time. I have been doing better than previous Rounds, although I haven’t quite nailed the goal yet.
My second goal was to connect with Rowers, and on Facebook and Twitter. I’ve been able to avoid getting lost in the rabbit holes that are Facebook and Twitter. I’ve managed to keep up with my assigned folks, but have not been as responsive to comments as I would like. I want to do better on keeping up with comments.
My goal to organize has gone better this Round. I have spent several hours per week getting email tamed, and compiling versions of files on hard drives. I do hate to file papers, so I’m behind on compiling my craft book notes.
I’ve also fallen behind on writing, although I am still doing better than previous Rounds. I am very proud of the fact that I manage to “write on demand” every Sunday night during the sprints, since I have been convinced for years that I could not do such a thing. I have also had to do a fair amount of writing for the day job, and have been able to force myself to write when I am certainly not inspired.
My major goal for this Round is to move from victim to author, as described in Kait’s opening post. If I look at it as a paradigm shift, I am certainly making progress. I no longer give up if life interferes as much as I used to do, and I have managed to find other times and venues to write that I would not have tried in the past.
How are you progressing with your goals? I’d love to hear about it. Also, please go visit around the other ROWers, whom you can find here. Encourage as you can, share strategies, make friends. It is a wonderful community.