iAnnie · RoW80 · Write Now

March? Already?

February is essentially over already. Can you believe it? I sure can’t.

So, in February, I had planned to get chapter one of iAnnie written, to get it posted on my online crit group, and to do at least 2 crits within my group. I haven’t done any of that. If it weren’t for the facts that I have been incredibly busy with other things and that I have still been writing, I would be really concerned.

(Side note: I start a lot of paragraphs on the blog with “so”. If this were a piece of fiction, I would try to change that. Since it isn’t, I’m not going to bother. Or, at least, not now.)

Granted, I haven’t gotten nearly as much writing done as I want. But I have managed to get back some of the discipline I’d been lacking. (Not much. But some.)

This leaves me with the question of whether to continue the last month of the Round Of Words with the same goals I started with, and consider January and February as practice, or to revise my goals for March. I’m leaning towards a revision of the goals to be more realistic. This is very annoying, as under prior circumstances my goals had been quite realistic. It’s frustrating to look at the goals I set for myself, agree that they were realistic, attainable goals, and still acknowledge that it was also understandable that they didn’t happen. If my goals were so attainable, why didn’t I attain them, after all? Or, if I’m not going to bemoan the fact that I didn’t meet them, why can’t I blame unrealistic goal-setting in the first place?

Annoying. I’m *not* beating myself up over it, but there’s a part of me that wants to be able to.

At any rate, I’m going to spend the first week of March playing with ideas on what to do for the rest of the first RoW80 challenge, and I’ll update the blog with my decision next Sunday or Monday. Until then, I hope you have success in your challenges! (And that counts whether you are a fellow RoW-er or not. Everyone has goals and challenges, even if they’re not official and part of a support group. And I wish you luck.)

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