ROW80 check-in #22

The 2nd round of 80-days in 2012 is almost done. How did I let so much time slip through my fingers? The project manager in me is telling me to start on lessons learned. Sure I worked my way through my to-do list each week, but I’ve lost sight of the bigger picture. Next round I’m going to need to make longer range plans and create my weekly goals to keep me on schedule. I started my novella towards the end of January and I’m still working on it –>grumpy face. Oh, wait, I have happy news to share!

Just last night I finished the edits I knew I wanted to make. I did one more read through and…sent it to my friend to read. Squee!! But not so fast, loads of tasks got pushed aside this week in order to get my edits done and now there is only one more full week left in this round.

It’s time to dig in and get as much done as we can.

The Goals – week-10 results

  • Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters- done
  • Write 2,000 words each week– not done, only 180 words were added, but again countless words were cut. I was in editing hell once again this week.
  • Spend time editing at least 2-times each week– done! I spent 3-days editing this week. I was at my in-laws for 3-days this week too so I’m thrilled I got as much done as I did.
  • Finish reading current craft book and start another– no progress this week, total bummer. I still plan on starting a new craft book before this round ends. WEEK-11 PRIORITY
  • Participate in Before You Hit Send Self-Editing Workshop in April– the workshop is over and I’ve incorporated what I’ve learned.
  • Turn 2nd-draft chapters to my writer friend for her critique– DONE!!  ~~~happy dance~~~
  • Workout a minimum of 200-minutes a week and round it out with plenty of water, sleep and my calorie limit  I was out of town 3-days this week, so my workout schedule got raked over. I kept to my water, sleep and calorie goals, but I only got in 2-workouts. WEEK-11 PRIORITY
  • Study one of the Nia 52-moves each week (the 52-moves is like the ballet bar for Nia lovers)Front Kick.  Lift your thigh, tucking your heel in toward your buttocks into Ready Position. Look in the direction you intend to kick. With your hands at heart level and your palms flexed, kick your foot out and to the front. IMPORTANT TIP: Push down into the earth with the supporting foot, and use your hands and arms to maintain vertical alignment and balance. Keep your supporting leg unlocked and spring loaded. Benefits: builds balance, coordination, confidence, and strength.
  • Finish the. Sanjana bars and start the Opal bars (i.e. studying the song/movement structure)– No progress this week, total bummer WEEK-11 PRIORITY
  • Listen to the Nia sound track for the Sanjana routine each week and add Opal when I get to their bars– done
  • Plan out and start participating in the last of my needed continuing education credits for PMP certification– I’m going to need to do 4-hours a week of education all summer long to get it all done before my certification comes up for renewal. I’ve known this was coming and I’m not looking forward to it. I’ll start my training this week. WEEK-11 PRIORITY

Lots of good and lots of bad. I’ll keep moving forward. I would be pleased to see my movement go a bit faster though. But nothing really should get me down this week. I got my WIP off to my CP!!

Hope you have a great productive week.

5 thoughts on “ROW80 check-in #22

  1. Yay for finishing edits!
    I can’t believe the round is almost over too … time is flying!
    Being out of town for 3 days, I say you did great! And I’m sure you’re gonna do great this upcoming week too 😉

    • Thanks, Juliana!! Edits are done, but she’ll have it back to me soon. She’s quick. In the mean time, back to plotting. It would be wonderful to blow up the word count this week.

  2. Happy feet dance here in UK for you – such a good feeling isn’t it – you’ve done well and all the best for the last week – where did the time go?

  3. Oh gosh, editing hell sounds like… well, like hell. I’m in a similar position, and I’ve had to start turning off the word counter. It makes me so sad to see that I’ve only added 50 or so words, but cut a ton. 😛

    Have a wonderful week!

  4. It looks like you did great! Sure, there were a couple of things you didn’t get to, but yanking out words can be as important as adding them. Congrats on getting your WIP to the CP. Have a wonderful week!

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