Some of you may have noticed yesterday that I’ve been M.I.A. due to a broken computer and anxiously awaiting a new one. That new computer has (finally!) arrived, so now we’ve back in business, and it’s time to really reconnect with my RoW80 goals, especially as we’re heading on toward the finish line of this round (hard to believe it’s already the last month!).
You know you’re off your track when you have to take a moment to even really recall what your goals were. It’s incredible how much we come to depend on certain tools to get out jobs done. Anyhoo….
Goal One: Serpent in a Cage. It’s kind of hard to type something when you don’t have anything to type with. Needless to say, I haven’t been able to transcribe much of SiaC this last week, but the good thing is that I was making good progress before. The full draft will easily be finished by the end of this round.
Goal Two: Short Stories. During the Dark Period, I did receive another rejections for “Red and White,” so I’m going to focus on editing that up again and finding a different fit. I was working on a ghostly love story, too, but, like so many of my short stories, there’s no end in sight and I think it’s attempting to turn into a novel instead. We’ll have to see how it goes.
Goal Three: Heartless. Now, for all intents and purposes, since I’m working on writing Heartless right now and I always write longhand, this goal shouldn’t have suffered. I should have kept with my page-a-day goal and forged on ahead. But I didn’t. When one cog in the machine goes out, the other cogs don’t work nearly as well. My focus was shot all last week, though I did get a little scribbling in here and there. Just not as much as I would have liked. So, there we have it. Time to get back on board and get my focus back on what I should be doing. Thankfully, I’m eager to be back in my routine, even if the hardware is just a little bit different.
By Sunday’s post, I should have this all back and ready and moving along again. The nice thing about having clear goals is that, if you do get knocked off the tracks, it’s pretty easy to get right back on again! If you get the chance, check out my fellow RoWers here.