Wednesday, March 7, 2012

#ROW80 - Getting Back On Track

This round has been rough for me, as far as staying on task goes. I've had a lot of interruptions, yet still accomplished a good amount. Not as much as I'd have liked, but not nothing either. And that's sort of the point, isn't it? That, so long as we set goals and keep rowing, we'll get somewhere. It may not always be the intended destination. It may not always take the expected amount of time. But we're going, not staying, and that's a good thing. At least, that's a good thing if you're trying to become a better writer.

Here's a quick look at the current goal status:
  • Lesson Learned - My definition of "success" as a writer (especially fiction) should begin and end with telling a good story. I wrote a bit about this last Friday. You can heap a whole bunch of other conditions on your definition of success, but it has to have a firm base in storytelling, I think.
  • WIP Progress - I'm in editing/business mode, so I've not written anything new. I made some good progress trying to find a freelance editor, though I've not heard back from the few I've contacted. I'm finding that I'm very particular about what I want. Mostly, I'm looking for a good proofreader. As far as this goal, though, I've pretty much done something every day, which is good.
  • Blogging - I hit 3 for 3 on my gaming blog, and this will make 3 here. I even threw up my personal post for the month last night... so my side-goal was to focus more on blogging this week, and I succeeded in that.
My first round of taxes as a small-business owner are coming up soon (I have an appointment with a tax prep person in a few weeks). That'll be fun. My wife has also gotten back into cover design (she'd been off it for a bit while sick). We're moving again. The big wheels of train are just taking their first chugs back in the right direction. It doesn't feel as good as being under full steam, but it's a far cry from being stuck at a station. I'll take it.

Here are the word counts:
  • Since last check in (two weeks): 2,244
  • New Fiction: 0 - Editing Mode
  • Round 1 Total: 42,651


Anonymous said...

I love what you say about "chugging." As long as we're moving forwards, not stagnant, we'll eventually get somewhere.

And I hear what you say about "Telling a Good Story"... That sometimes gets lost.

Matt said...

It certainly feels that way sometimes.

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