The universe has conspired against me to teach me some lessons.
It started innocently enough, hinting at my first and biggest to-be-learned lesson on Monday. The kids had off from school, which I knew was coming, but hadn’t fully entered into my plans. Tuesday it hinted again. The kids had a two hour delay that upset my day’s balance. Thursday and Friday were snow days. This is when the lesson was starting to sink in. Saturday, as my daughter got a stomach bug and my father-in-law wasn’t feeling well (thus son stayed home), I got the lesson loud and clear.
My lesson? Part one is I can really write every single day if I want to. YAY! I have it in me! Take that snags. Part two is I’m freaking cocoa for cracker bats if I think I can write 1,500 words (or even the 2,000 I’m supposed to be doing starting today) on days I’m not home alone. The price of this lesson? All the extra words I squeezed into my WIP have padded my lost words. I’m still “on schedule,” but no longer ahead of schedule. I have to go back and redo my schedule.
I also learned something else. While I had extra time during edits, I don’t have said time with writing. Not only is there no time for Korean dramas (I’ll get back to you someday NAIL SHOP PARIS!), there is no time for any extra reading. I manage my “main” reading material and that’s it. But, at least some steady reading is occurring.
With the stage set, allow me to share my active goals progress.
Outline and Write ALCHEMY
Finish 3/31 (after round ends) On schedule, but need to alter schedule.
GAMER GIRL 2/4 – 3/17 (added 2/4) To be on schedule I needed to be on chapter 16. I’m on 20. So I do fit in “extra” reading, but it is just on this book. However, I am trying to finish it early because I have to Beta for a friend.
Fitting in extra stuff where I can. On hold until I finish ALCHEMY.
Be a Good ROWer
Every check-in comment on 2+ ROWer blogs that I don’t follow and as many as I can of those that I do follow. Done!
Exercise: Monday and Wednesday- Yoga + 1 Mile | Thursday- 3 Miles | Friday and Saturday- Light Workout I exercised on every one of these days. I didn’t necessarily do the assigned bit because of the above listed complications.
Stick to Eating Plan Yes!
I’ll be working on adjusting my word count daily goals and schedule to reflect my lessons learned over the weekend. That’s why my plans are kind of vague. Write everyday. Exercise those five days (vary if need be). Finish GAMER GIRL and start friend’s manuscript. Visit ROWers and eat healthy.
Has the weather changed up your life?
Do you have more extra time writing or editing?