Monday, July 4, 2016

ROW80 Round 3: And we're off . . . and writing!

How the fates conspire. The last two weeks have been a jumble, and I barely made it through the last round of ROW80, but somehow, on July 1st, the calendar itself inspired commitment, due partly to Kait Nolan's promo of Pacemaker. 

What a marriage. Pacemaker, an online-tracking of goals, and A Round of Words in 80 Days, an online community of writers who set goals, work mightily to reach them -- and yet recognize that 'real life' may intercede. 

My goals for Round 03 (July 23-September 22):

WRITING: Work prodigiously on writing/revising Rivers of Stone to final, edited version for a minimum of 1,000 words a day. I hope to not be distracted by other writing projects which do keep popping out of my file cabinet. Tracking? Pacemaker and Camp Nanowrimo.

READING: Read and review at least two books per month. Finish reading Orson Scott Card's Characters & Viewpoint. Stay current with e-mail, keeping the clutter under 200 in my inbox.

BLOGGING: Once a week on my writing blog, and (this is a great waffle), 1-2 times a week for ROW80.

MARKETING: Carry out 2-3 marketing action steps each week. Continue marketing for DH's book, Reaching. He speaks to a veteran's breakfast next week!

OTHER: Continue volunteer work for Spokane Authors, my Cascades quilting group (Because We Care), Washington State Quilters, and exercise a minimum of 3x a week. 

Should it be a goal to continue to seek balance each day, time to nurture self and others? I think so. Each decade brings challenges, some quite unexpected -- even if changes in health and stamina in those we love (and ourselves) are inevitable. 

And so the next round of ROW80 begins! Check out what others have written HERE.

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1 comment:

  1. Those are great goals. I haven't looked into Pacemaker yet. New tech scares me.


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