- Write 1,000 words on days I have no kids. --I wrote an 800 word blog post, worked on the my current chapter and revised my 3rd chapter enough that I think I have made this one, today, the first day I had no kids. I also made a contact that I can interview for character and plot development for my novel.
- Attend Writer's Group on a regular basis. --I went to WG last night and am planning to go to another one on Saturday.
- Select/Revise/Submit entries on days I have the boys. --I have a poem selected and a flash fiction as well. I will be working on these tomorrow and choose where I want to send them.
- Blog on Wednesdays. --Here is where I have cheated a bit. I have combined my word count for today with my blog writing. This, people is why your goals have to be specific. I implied that my 1,000 words would be work on my novel, but never said it had to be. Eh, details and loopholes...I'll get there! I have also done some book reviews on my blog, so those count too!
- Read one post on improving craft and develop my platform for an hour everyday. --I have slowly watched my Twitter followers increase, it's harder once you hit a follow limit. Because of this, I have been focusing on building my Facebook platform. I read a piece by Anne Lamott this week and a few other blog posts from fellow ROW80 writers. This goal has proven to be the easiest to fulfill so far. I also believe that my blog post for the week as well as my reviews on the YA books I read, help to establish my platform as a YA author.
Click here to read the Anne Lamott article about making time.
The feedback from everyone at ROW80 is so helpful. I am trying to get to other participants to comment or at least follow their blogs for support. Keep it up all! We can do this!