Wow. Two blog posts in less than 24 hours. We shall call that lack of planning on my part, I suppose. But I had already scheduled part two of a two-part series for today and then I joined #ROW80 and today is the first check-in. I could maybe have combined the posts, but I feel each deserves its own. More for organization than anything else. Which is ironic–the disorganized back-to-back postings are because I wanted to be organized? Huh? I clearly haven’t had enough coffee today.
Anyway there isn’t much to expound on here. My goal, as I stated over the weekend, is to write at least 750 words per day for 80 days, adding a total of 60K to my current WIP. And give it a title. Because it doesn’t have one yet.
Progress so far? I’m happy to report I’m doing well! I thought Monday (the first official day of the challenge) would start me off on a failing note because we had just driven five hours home from visiting my family for the holiday weekend. All I wanted to do after dealing with bad fast food and cranky kids in the car was to go to bed. But I pushed through and wrote 1000 words Monday night. See, this accountability thing works!
Yesterday I added another 800 words, plus wrote a blog entry.
This puts me at 1800/1500 words. Woot!
Which makes me think my goal may need tweaking. I won’t do any adjusting to my word count goal yet. I’ll be hosting visitors all weekend and we have a few family trips coming up. I’ll have to make up for those days where I know I’ll get far less writing time. What I am going to do is expand the goal in other ways.
- Blog at least 3 times per week. I’m trying to be more consistent about blogging. This means I’ll have to pre-write and schedule blogs for days I’m gone. Oooh. Planning. That WILL be a challenge.
- Finish Beta reading a friend’s MS. This needs to be done ASAP.
Still no title for my WIP, but I’ve got 78 days to go on that one :).
Happy writing to my fellow participants. How are you doing with your #ROW80 goals?