ROW 80 Round 3 Goals
So, this first ROW80 is off to a roaring start! I’ve been without power all day, and, stupid me, I didn’t plug in my laptop last night (not to mention I don’t have battery powered internet either). So, I’m working at the coffice today. And, this post is much later than I had planned.
Here are my goals for this round.
a. 750+ words a day on MS 2 (after completing outline by this Friday.)
b. Final FINAL edit on MS 1.
c. Write query and synopsis for MS 1 by Sunday.
d. Send out MS 1 queries to agents (YIKES!)
I’d like to come up with weekly theme days—1 or 2 to start
a. 1 Blog post per week while I figure out the format of my blog
b. Comment on 5+ blogs per week
c. Create blog format (i.e. Manic Mondays, Twirly Tuesdays…)
a. 1 Book review per week, until I get caught up. (Then, it’s at the mercy of how fast I can read.)
b. Read fiction each night before bed.
c. Read (and review) at least 1 craft book per month.
I’m currently off from my day job to recover and regain my health. My allergies and chemical sensitivities have been getting progressively worse and my immune system is going haywire. A big part of this is severe exhaustion, progressing muscle weakness and severe environmental sensitivity.
At first, I was planning to make the best of a bad situation and focus on my writing. You can just sit in a comfy chair with the lap top and go to town. Well, I spent most of the first month off sleeping, or fighting insomnia. On the occasional “good” day, I’d try to catch up on the little things I had to let slip (like laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning…) and be virtually bedridden for the next 3-4 days. There’s a very fine line between increasing stamina through activity and exercise and total debilitation. I’m walking that tight rope every day.
a. Increase stamina and muscle tone.
i. Treadmill in small increments throughout the day.
Start with 10 minutes per hour as tolerated.
ii. Light weights during commercials (when not writing) as tolerated.
b. Really focus on eating properly. This means I have to prep my meals and snacks. I tend to get too tired to fix something nutritious, especially later in the day, so I eat whatever is grab and go on hand.
c. Continue with doctor’s orders.
So, 90 days to an improved life. I’m in!
Julie Glover said:
What caught my eye in your goals is the query & synopsis. I just finished my synopsis and sent queries last week for a YA novel. (And today, I received a lovely rejection email. One step closer to publication, I tell myself.) Best wishes with that process! I think it can be grueling to knock those out, but I’m sure you’ll do great with it!
I hope your health is much improved soon as well. Glad to have you with ROW80 this round!
Thanks, Julie! I appreciate the encouragement and know my happy thoughts are with you, too! I’m hoping to move forward with both my health and writing in the next 80 days and really am glad to have a supportive community to cheer on and be cheered on by! We’re all in this together, and together we can do anything!