Excuse the cliche please, but this is what my Sunday is today. Why, you ask? Because I've made my ROW80 goals for the week!
I only have one goal, and that's 1,000 words a day, five days a week. When I made that goal I took Kait Nolan's advice and cut my original goal in half and posted that as my ROW80 challenge. I have to say, I felt a tiny twinge of uncertainty for a goal of only 1,000 words per writing session but as I've said before, my issue in 2012 was setting this grand sweeping goal that became unattainable for me in light of the rest of my life that I have to (gladly) live and ultimately was a failure.
Now I am so over that tiny twinge. In fact, it's turned into a warm glow. Here's what I wrote for the week, copied from excel (I'm keeping track!).
So as you can see on January 10 I only got to 700 (I had a very busy day that day) BUT all the other days I went past my word count goal to reach a total of 5601 for the week — 600 words OVER my total word count goal for the week.
Ideally I'd like to write more, but I was super busy with work assignments and I can't complain about that. Other weeks I won't be and on those weeks I hope to write more.
The point is that I can't be hard on myself, nor do I even feel like being. I met my goal! I made writing a priority for a length of time, five days a week and because of that I made headway on my WIP and that is what's most important to me.
So today I get to do some cooking for the week and just hang out — with my hubby, with a book (I'm reading The Hobbit for the very first time if anyone wants to comment on that), with some television, and doing some laid back Internet surfing (made it to yoga this morning too).
Also usually I like to do one gratitude blog post a week, so here's just a big old Thank You to ROW80 AND to the writers who have visited my blog this week and offered their stories and encouragement. I cannot express how cool it is to all of sudden feel not so alone in my writerly pursuits. So thank you! I plan on continuing to check out other ROW80 folks and offering my support right back!
Happy Sunday people. Hope you're enjoying yours!