My blog readers may or may not remember that once upon a time I joined A Round of Words in 80 Days. (For those who don’t know or need a refreshers, ROW80 is “the writing challenge that knows you have a life,” or something that lets you pick your own goals yet still provides an accountability group. It’s like a sustainable NaNoWriMo.)
Anyway, I joined ROW80 when it first started. It was a great idea, and I had fun with it, but the life thing became something I didn’t want to share with writing. It happens sometimes, and I didn’t have enough energy to go around so I had to pick what was most important to me. At the time, it wasn’t writing.
However, getting back to writing has always been a goal for the future, and something that was in the back of my head. I just wasn’t ready for it… until November 2012. After a hiatus of 2 years, I got back to NaNo in 2012. And I won, getting my 50K with plenty of time to spare.
And now, having reached that goal of getting back to writing, I want to find a way to work it back into my regular routine.
Now. Many people doing ROW80 have made writing a daily goal. I am not yet going to do that. Other aspects of my life are still taking up a lot of time and energy. My commute is longer than I’d like. I have a wedding to plan. And I need to get my crafting supplies down to a manageable amount so they fit in the space allotted for them. (Speaking of which, if you, dear blog reader, are someone who wants to take some Creative Memories scrapbook supplies off my hands at a cheaper-than-retail-rate, let me know. Most of the things are older items, but I’ve gone to digital scrapbooking so don’t need any of my traditional supplies any more.)
Right. I may as well just get straight to my goals for ROW 80 Round 1 2013 now. The starting date is officially tomorrow, but Sunday is going to be one of my regular blog days (see goals below) and Monday is not, so I’ll post this a day early. No harm in that.
I’m going to include more than just writing in my goals this time around. And if these goals end up being too easy, I can revise them as needed. Hopefully they won’t be too hard to meet, but if so I’ll deal with that when the time comes.
Round Of Words 2013R1 goals:
- Write (or edit, or worldbuild, or etc.) for 45 minutes on 3 weekdays per week. This will mostly be on C&F.
- Write (etc) for 1 hour on 1 weekend day per week. (Again, focused on C&F.)
- Have a submission package for T (my 2009 NaNo project) ready by the end of Round 1.
- Write a minimum of three posts per week. (These can be scheduled in advance if needed.)
- Catch up with my feed reader by the end of every Sunday.
- Post a minimum of 2 auctions to eBay per week.
- Hydrate better. I’m going to try starting and ending each day by drinking a large glass of water, and we’ll see how that works.
And that’s that. It’s been a while since I’ve done this kind of goal tracking, so we’ll see how it goes.
How about you? Even if you’re not in ROW80, do you have any plans or goals for the new year?