I woke up Saturday thinking. I was thinking about my writing projects in progress and how I do things. That all led to me heaving a big sigh and admitting, “While my writing cycle works, it isn’t the right system for me.” (Base Cycle info here. Tweaks here.)
I guess, I’ll have to add “figure out a new writing schedule” to my summer goals list. As summer has its own rules and schedule, this epiphany can wait. But, my announcing this as my next to last ROW80 round 2 blog post? Yeah, that can’t wait.
I’ll post all the details the 30th, but the main point is I decided not to blog this summer. And since I’m not blogging that means I have to end my round early.
But, that’s some heavy ish to wake up and be thinking about, right? The thoughts were inspired by writer fear. Currently, I’m nearing the end of a rough draft (MEOW) and the end of a revised draft (GRANDMA). And evil thoughts are creeping. “Did I waste my time?” “Are they crap?” “Are these just more failures?”
With thoughts like that, I’m so glad summer is around the corner! Don’t get me wrong. I do writing stuff in summer. However, it is just that, unlike the rest of the year, in summer writing is less of a focus of my time.
So, that’s where I am at in my life and thoughts. Here’s where I’m at with my goals!
Review Grammar 4 Days (breakfast) 4/4
Study Japanese 4 Days (lunch) 3/4 – Fear led to sads and I spent one lunch on my couch watching television. Though, I did make it up as I did a double study session the following day. So, material wise I’m fine, just not day wise.
Read 25+ pages 84/25 pages
Visit 2 ROWers (minimum) Each Check-In I visited 4 ROWers for Sunday’s check-in and 3 for Wednesday’s.
Before Round Ends
Finish Writing Cycle 2 [DONE] and a complete Cycle 3 [On Phase 1] Started DREAM and it is off to a good start. MEOW is just 3-4 “scenes” from finishing.
Complete 5 Projects (from project/procrastination list) [DONE] 5/5 – Dusted the shelves, which led to some culling of DVDs. It also ate up the whole afternoon. That sucked, as I had hoped to take my kids bike riding that day.
Write Kid’s Chore List, Summer Review, and Spanish Lessons [DONE]
Write My Schedule Adjustments, Japanese Review, and More [DONE]
Get Kids’ Summer Journals [DONE]
Monday, everyone is home, so I’ll be losing a writing/study day. Other than that, I’ll proceed as I have up to this point. Summer is nigh, after all.
Do you have any “writer fear” triggers?