It’s ROW80 check-in time. I’m changing up how I do things to make it simpler for myself and more interesting and encouraging, at least for me. Instead of “I did this, didn’t do that, didn’t complete the other thing” I’m going to do reports on what I did during the week. In Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching we call it a Credit Report. This one is going to be specific to my writing, but it’s the same idea.
This week I got to the two-thirds point in my Blood of the Mist read-through. I also had some really good ideas for ways to make parts better and made notes about it (see those sticky notes poking out at the sides of my pages?) so I’ll remember what I wanted to do when I get back to the writing part.
I visited several ROW80 blogs and commented. I’m glad to be getting back into that. It’s too easy to let things slip away even when it’s something you want to be doing.
I also had a tiny epiphany. I realized that I overestimate how much I can get done in a week. That’s part of why I’m changing my check-in format. The goals of “get the read-through done by X date” were more stressful than useful because I wasn’t hitting the goals. And while some of that is due to my procrastination habit, it’s also because I do actually have other things I have to do every week, and doing my reading and note taking takes longer than I realized it would. So my goals now are to keep checking in on blogs and to make progress on the read-through every week (although the time-keeper in my does think I’ll be done by this time next week).
That’s this week in my writing world. What’s going on in your writing world?