Daily Archives: July 20, 2015

Hop, Hop, Hop…

Rabbit show Jumper champion

I’ve felt like this a lot lately

Running late seems to be just the way I roll…. or hop, or…  whatever.  Either way, I HAVE made it.  I am here with the next installment of….

My ROW80 and RSWrite Check-in

Hip, hip…..  *crickets*

Oh, well.  I didn’t do so hot last week anyway.  No cheering needed.

●How I did on last week’s goal(s)

  • bring a notebook  — 3 of 7 here; because of my sponsor post for the ROW80, I took a few days off of pen and paper.  And pulled my shoulder carrying my laptop bag around…  oy vey!
  • allow myself a space to just relax and look around and observe — Nope…  didn’t slow down much all week until Saturday, and then it was only to go flump and “Ahhhhhh”
  • write observations down — Ah…  no.  Only did this once
  • a minimum of fifteen minutes of physical exercise daily Check!!!  I’m actually doing physical therapy for my shoulders and knee, so…  I’m doing a lot of exercise lately
  • make a space to write with pen and paper at home again — I’ve claimed one of the chairs and end tables in the livingroom with my ‘stuff’, but it doesn’t feel like much of a writer’s retreat
  • ROW80 sponsor post — Check!  Had it in by Wednesday.  I can’t say I’m happy with it now, but then nothing says I can’t write another one…
  • type in 5 of my handwritten pages —  3 of 5 done; will try for the full five this coming week
  • create a new main page for my ‘name’ blog — super-fail here…  I have no idea of what I want to even do with my other blog

RSW4●My goal(s) for this week:

Yep…  the same.  I intend to keep the sponsor post goal, so I can write a new rough draft on my alternate topic (the one I’d liked a lot better but gave up on when, every time I sat down to write, the ideas all just scampered into hiding).

I am dropping the create a new main page goal in favor of brainstorming ideas for how I want to incorporate this blog and the Garden of Delights

●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:

Challenging…  Every word has been a challenge this past week—although not always (or even often) in a bad way.  A lot of the challenges have come from my characters themselves as they become more and more ‘themselves’ and less like the initial sketches I drew up.  I’m really discovering this with my (so-called) minor characters.  Every one of them has taken a moment to shine this week.

●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc):

Playing catch up for the online work I had set aside to catch up with my in-person life responsibilities….

●Something I love about my WIP:

Being challenged…  I love it when characters become real.

ROW80LogocopyThat’s my update. How has everyone else been doing with their goals? Not a member of either the ROW80 or RSWrite? You can join in at anytime. Jump on it and get involved with two wonderfully supportive online communities for writers.

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and Katie Upperman.

The ROW80 (A Round of Words in 80 Days) is hosted and run by the always awesome Kait Nolan and her hoard of minions (of which I am one).