Just over a week into Row80’s Round 3, and I’m wrestling with a bit of guilt.
I’m not meeting all my goals. You know, the ones we publicly state and try to stick to? Yeah, those. In case you didn’t see my exact goals, I’ve copied them below:
My Round 3 ROW80 Goal – Write 2,500 words on my WIP each week and post 4 blogs/week. If I can meet this goal, which I think is attainable, I’ll have another 28,550 words done on my high-risk pregnancy memoir and the first draft should be finished.
On the blog side of the fence, I’m knocking my goals out of the park! I’ve helped line up AMAZING guest bloggers, both here at More Cowbell and over at Writers In The Storm:
Writers In The Storm
Our Sensational Summer guest series kicked off with a post by Kristen Lamb.
Connie Flynn broke down The Hero’s Journey in a whole new way.
Margie Lawson shared her 10 favorite Writing Tips.
This Friday, Elizabeth Spann Craig (aka Riley Adams) will be joining us.
Sue Grimshaw, Kitty Bucholtz and Linda O. Johnston are waiting in the wings over at WITS to guest post later in July and into August. It’s a sassy, sizzling Summer on the blog front. Woot!
Then we move to the Work In Progress side of the fence…*scuffling feet*
I get most of my fiction writing done on the weekends and y’all heard how last weekend went. Geesh. I’m getting a page in here or there, but the WIP goals are not even close to being met and I need to just…BREATHE.
I need to repeat after Kait Nolan that “Row80 is the challenge that knows you have a life” and remember to turn over a new leaf each day and focus on the beauty of the 900 words behind me, rather than the 2,500 words in front of me.
I see pals like Gene Lempp, Tiffany White, Nicole Basaraba and Sonia Madeiros “Rockin’ the Row.” There are others, like Jamila Jamison and I, who are limping along while life steps on our throats, sucking up all our writing airtime.
Last week, Catie Rhodes felt like her Row80 progress needed to move here:
This week, she’s feeling like she might be able to wear her proper sign again:
Julie Glover reached out and gave me some inspiration this week…so did the peeps listed above. With help from the Team (and a little more deep breathing) I think I’m going to get back on track. I can feel it.
What about you? How is your Round 3 going? Which of the two streets shown above are you living on, challenge-wise. Are some goals easier than others? What are you finding the most difficult? Did anyone on Team Row80 reach out and offer some sorely needed support?