A Round of Words in 80 Days
Round 2 2015
The writing challenge that
knows you have a life
Like an old fashioned tick-tock watch my energy winds down frequently making everything feel slow-mo.
So for now, patience with myself is still the watchword.
ROW80 ROUND 2 GOALS
same as for Round 1 except for the last one and as always they are time investment rather than word count.
- Storydreaming with note-taking tools at hand. 15min Daily (I never lost this one since instating it in my first round in 2012. A ROW80 win!) --this has become an integral part of every day for me. But it's not enough if it never leads to more than jotting notes as I live inside my story.
- Read/Study Craft 15min Daily -- easily triple that this past week. Before factoring in Saturday's read-a-thon.
- Move/Breathe/Meditate 15min Daily --getting back into it after two months of illness has been a challenge. baby steps for now but should step it up soon.
- Personal Journaling 15min Daily --has not become a daily habit yet. in fact i've not even reached for it since late February. I feel serious resistance to it which probably means I need to be doing it.
- Read Fiction 30min Daily --this is one thing I kept up even while sick except for a few of the worst days. I've even finished several novels since the first of the year
- Social network activities 30min Daily (writing Joystory posts doesn't count only social reaching out like reading/commenting on other blogs, guest posts and posting to fb, twitter, pinterest etc) --another thing I've not yet got into the swing of since recovering. but it's been a challenge just to keep the daily posts going since I started them up again a week ago.
- Engage with the Blow Me a Candy Kiss structural rewrite file 30 min Daily --hanging head in shame. can't remember when I last opened either Scrivener's or WhizFolder the two aps the story's material resides in.
All of this in service to the overarching goal for 2015: Regain the joy in writing that I lost sometime last year. The Joy/joy meter hovers around 5 out of 10 this week. Except maybe Thursday thru Sunday it spiked a bit for the read-a-thon from the wind-up to the wind-down. I spent a lot of time during the thon with writing-craft books hoping to wind my enthusiasm for writing back up to stand even with that for reading which I do seem to have back. Maybe JuNoWriMo will serve the same purpose for writing as the read-a-thon did for reading. It's time to start winding up for it already!