“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius?
I’ve been making changes and adjustments now that I find myself at the end of my fourth week. Editing of my first book will be moving up to the front of my priority list for a while. At least until I get the feel I need to continue forward effectively. There are now fixes I need to make and some reacquainting to do.
Have you ever found yourself thrown into a situation with a group of people where you were all striving for a similar goal and in that excitement you pushed forward only to find your work wasn’t as good as it could be? I’m finding that my word sprints are not turning out the desired results I need right now. I can do better. So, are they a waste of time? I don’t know yet. Maybe I’ll be in a better position to judge when I return to them better prepared. But I sit here knowing that all the recent work I have done on my novel will require more reworking in the editing stage than they usually do.
I will not be discouraged. As Confucius said, it’s not in the falling, but in the number of times we pick ourselves up. I am dusting myself off and attacking this problem from a different angle. My inner ear is open and receptive to the voice whispering the proper course I should take. I’m jumping on it without fear or hesitation. I’m choosing the positive outlook on this situation and on life. How about you? Where do you stand on things in your life, on your goals? Do you need to reevaluate, or are you cranking out your goals like nobody’s business? May motivation fuel you.
Now for the nitty gritty:
❤ Write forward on my WIP every day. – I should probably adjust this goal as I haven’t been getting to this on the weekends, plus my focus has shifted to editing (see below). Worked on WIP 5 out of 7 days: 2 days of editing and 3 days of writing.
❤ Write 2100 words a week on my WIP (an average of 500/day). (Added 2/4) Any word count good/shift to editing. – Added 2523 words to my manuscript this week, writing only three out of the five days.
❤ Edit the first two books in this trilogy. – Began with the first chapter on Thursday. Got to the second chapter on Friday. I hope to get more done tonight.
❤ Complete & fully participate in Bob Mayer’s Write It Forward Workshop. – The class was a little slow this week. We just got a new lesson that I have yet to turn in. The lesson got lost from my laptop to the printer. Need to try again so that I may stay on top of that.
❤ Blog 3x a week, plus one Row80 update. – Check! Friday’s post was short on words but I think a lot of the readers like that. Correct me if I’m wrong. A total of 2515 words.
❤ Comment on/visit/retweet at least 12 blogs a week. – Check, by like 1000!
❤ Discover at least 1 new blog a week. – I believe there were several. Yay!
❤ Read 2 new books and finish the one I am on by the end of the 80 days. – Still working on the same book I started with. I may have to pull an all-nighter to finish it. There just isn’t time during the day to read with the kids schedules and other responsibilities. *Sigh*
❤ Exercise 3x a week: to include 75+ sit-ups, 20+ push-ups, 10 pull-ups, & cardio. – Total fail this week. 🙁
❤ Make more time for the family (somehow :)) – Working on it.
I know this sounds sad on my part, but I am finally getting some of those holiday decorations put away. We also had a “thing” happen that required I empty the entire pantry, boom it, clean it and re-stock it. Yay – fun. Can you hear my sarcasm seeping through? I got that done, despite how time-consuming it was. I suddenly have a ton of open space in there that I didn’t have before. Wow! You know what that means. I can buy more stuff!
Things haven’t gone exactly as I had planned. Am I going to let that get the best of me? No. I have faith in myself and what I am doing. I will move forward with just as much determination as ever before. I will simply adjust my sails. If ever the same notions are nagging at you I hope you will do the same.
Thank you for dropping in and check up on me and my progress in the Round of Words in Eighty Days. I appreciate your time. I understand how very valuable it is. May you have a rich and rewarding day and week that follows.
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