Simple but effective. This my friends is my new motto.
Round One of ROW80 was quite a roller coaster for me due to personal and professional situations and stresses. Let's face it though, when do we not have personal and professional stresses?! I know at times something has to give but I feel like last round I would get myself sorted, appear for two days at a writing sprint and then something else would happen and off I would go again. I am not going to beat myself up about it, at times I needed space and time and I feel all the more focused for it now. I hope!
So from here on in I am going to keep it simple but effective.
Unlike previous rounds I have taken part in, this time I am setting a big ass goal. By the end of this round, come rain or shine, I will have a finished first draft of my WIP. There, I said it. I think I am close to the end and there is no real reason I couldn't finish it if I actually you know, write.
So, goals are:
1) By end of the round have a finished first draft of my WIP.
2) Test mile - 250 words a day.
If this goes well I might consider upping the goal to 500 words but for now 250 words seem like a challenge.
3) Read two books a week for 100+ reading challenge.
By my reckoning I should be reading books 27 and 28 this week but I am actually on 24 so I have some ground to make up here. I am on holiday from school for two weeks though so lots of lovely reading time.
4) Review one book a month.
Amongst all the chaos I still managed to post my March review of the Hunger Games which you can read here.
5) Exercise twice a week.
As many of you know exercise and myself have a love hate relationship. Actually it is more of a hate hate relationship. I am adding this in because I know if I am accountable to you guys I get things done and I know I feel better and write better when my body is feeling healthier. This is the goal I am most anxious about.
So there we have it, five goals many of which are being recycled and reworked. I have high hopes for this round so let's get started!!!!