August 24, 2011

Wanted More, Satisfied with Less: ROW 80 Check In

I find myself in an unfamiliar state. I wanted more progress this week, but quite frankly am satisfied with less. It's the last week of summer, kids start back to school Monday. I set realistic writing and reading goals Sunday knowing this, but I assumed I'd far exceed them. I didn't, but I did enjoy the last week of summer!

I can get so caught up in work, I forget to play. Taking the time to enjoy life will only make me a better writer, and I can't create more time. I ran across two quotes this week, both by Eleanor Roosevelt (one smart lady!):

"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give."

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."



- Wrote 1/2 a chapter on our sequel. Not a full chapter like a wanted, but a solid half chapter. Quality over quantity. I can handle that.

- Edited 5 pages two of the three days.

- Missed Monday posting. Wasn't inspired, and I didn't want to force it for forcing sake. This is something I'm learning. Normally I'd put up a post for the simple pleasure of marking a check next to yet another to-do. Look, Mom. No hands.

- On target to get two books read and reviewed by Sunday. Wait, I said Friday. Must have been a typo. Sunday it is.

Goals for the rest of the week:

- Finish chapter for sequel and get in edits. Send off to Mom for response chapter.

- Reviews by Sunday!

- Post daily. Focus on entertaining and inspired posts.

- Show the love to this wonderful ROW 80 community as well as other bloggers.

When is the last time you wanted more, but were simply satisfied with less?


Em said...

I completely agree that actually experiencing life will make us better writers in the long run. We need time to stop and smell the roses!

I hope the rest of your week goes well.

Tia Bach said...

Em, I realized there was one week left of summer. Not sure where summer went, but I couldn't pass up hanging with the kids and enjoying it. Still managed to make some progress, so I'd call it a successful week.

Hope you are doing well. I'll hop over and check out your update. Thanks for stopping by and for the support!

Deniz Bevan said...

Sounds like you're doing well. It's true, sometimes I get so caught up in all the stuff on my to do list, I forget to do nothing for a while.

Tia Bach said...

Deniz, We all need a little nothing in our lives! Thanks for stopping by.