ROW80 Check-in #97 Methods in My Madness

Hello Weekend Writing Warriors. I’ll be back very soon.

The writing challenge that knows you have a life.

Through this writing journey, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about myself. I’ve learned what can push me past my insecurities. I’ve learned what makes me weak. I’ve learned what it takes to keep me going.

Just like the introvert in me needs down time after an outing, the slowpoke in me needs a recovery period after insane activity. BUT, it’s time to get back to work. After the craziness that was my March through the first half of April, it was time to get back to the languishing WIP.

I probably should have gotten back to work last week, but if I’d pushed before I was ready, I might have suffered through a bout of writer’s block. I also know that if I don’t kick myself into gear, this phase of not working on my WIP will linger. 😦

Here’s to fingering out what works for us and getting it done.

The Goals – week-4 results

  • Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters-  almost done. I have gotten reacquainted with Jane and Rob, but I didn’t get to them everyday.
  • Daily progress in writing craft, word count, editing, and/or plotting- almost done. I went through all the notes from my beta, made changes, listed the scenes to add, and started working on the first new scene.
  • Take care of and be kind to myself (start w/ a relaxing ritual, the healthy journey, and daily breaks from technology)- done. I even worked out THREE times. This is huge for me. I can’t remember the last time I worked out more than twice in a week.

What you might have missed here this week:

Happy Release Day to The Sin Circus with Sweet and Sticky Buns from Sabrina Garie

Mid Week Tease – Over the Edge

8 thoughts on “ROW80 Check-in #97 Methods in My Madness

    • Great idea, Jennette. I look forward to reading about your workshop experience. I have a Margie Lawson packet I want to get back to. She always makes me excited to work on my WIPs. Have a great week!

  1. Boy, I need to work out. Badly! Thanks for the reminder. Even my writing brain functions better when I take care of my body.

    Best wishes getting back into the WIP! I know you can get back into the writing and create a story you’re excited about! Have a marvelous week.

    • So true, Julie. I work so much more efficiently when I’m getting physical exercise. Not to mention how great it makes me feel. Here’s to making great progress this week.

  2. Oh yes, it’s so important to work out what it is what works for your writing! And glad to hear the phase of not working on your WIP is over 🙂 Sounds like you’ve had a productive week and well done on the working out!

    I’ve only just joined ROW80, and so far loving the first two day! Have a lovely week.

    • Welcome to Row80, Celine. I remember when I first started. As you can see that was 97 check-ins ago. This is a fabulous encouraging group and you’ll learn so much about yourself and the process that works for you. I love it.
      I haven’t worked out yet this week. I better fix that.
      Hope your week has started well. Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂

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