Here’s my second update for ROW80! For those who have never heard of this, ROW80 stands for Round Of Words in 80 days. There are 4 rounds in the year, each running 80 days. There are twice weekly check-ins, on Wednesday and Sunday. The idea is to set out your goals of what you want to achieve during the 80 days, whether it is writing, personal goals, it can be anything as long as it’s measurable. You write it up on your blog twice weekly and cheer each other on.
I listed my goals on this post here, just in case you’re interested in checking them out.
Novel: As far as novel writing goes, I did fall short on finishing the editing on the chapter I was working on. I had planned on working on it on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but I’m too easily distracted apparently and/or I need more days to get the editing done. That being said, I did get 450 words edited on Monday, 750 on Tuesday and another 500 on Wednesday. I’m not going to complain about that.
Short Stories: In order to achieve my goal of writing three short stories this year, I set aside Thursday and Friday for that venture. I did some outlining on Thursday, and got in 480 words on Friday. Again, distraction got to me. I couldn’t stand seeing the Christmas tree, bare and naked in the corner. I had to put it away. Then I had to clean up the broken glass from a smashed ornament and by the time I was done I needed a nap. Does it sound like I’m making excuses?
Painting: I had decided that Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons would work well for painting. Monday was New Years day. That didn’t happen. Wednesday…I painted! Yes! I actually finished a painting that had been hanging on my wall half finished for the past year or so:
I spent Wednesday afternoon working on this and it’s finally finished! Here is the final product:
I was hoping to get some painting in on Friday but it didn’t happen. I took a much needed nap.
Yoga: I did it! I renewed my YMCA membership and went to a yoga class and it was amazingly relaxing. All that stretching and deep breathing felt incredible. My muscles were sore for days after, which tells me I had a good (much needed!) workout too. I had planned to go to class on Thursday, but a major snow/windstorm got in the way of that. It just wasn’t safe to venture out. I got some exercise on Friday morning getting the driveway cleared of heavy, wet snow before the temperature dropped below freezing.