Focusing on my novel writing has not done wonders for my blog writing.
I used to brag about being a good multitasker. But guess what I've discovered? I can do multiple things at once, but I can't do them well.
Blog writing helps with my creativity, but it also drains my creativity and time. Cutting back was the right thing to do, but I miss it.
Still, this graphic helped keep me on track.
More specifically, for me it's about 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Novel Writer.
Are you a good multitasker? Or, do you find yourself simply running around overwhelmed by a multitude of tasks?
A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) Update
Progress On Current Goals
Writing: I have kept to my 30-minutes-a-day commitment with ease. Yes, that probably means I should increase the time, but see my altered goals for this next week below. After that, maybe. Today, I rocked almost two hours of WIP work time. Not all writing, but all progress.
Editing: Two hours today to finish up a project. I wanted to do it justice. I hope I did. The pieces are wonderful, and I want to add value.
Reading: Knocked out another great book. Reviews are being posted like mad to Mom in Love with Fiction. My top recommendation: The Book Thief (review will publish Friday, 7/20).
Blogging: Struggling. I have the focus where it belongs, but I miss blog writing.
Social Media: Creeping through the backlog. To my favorite bloggers, don't worry. I'll be back around.
Alterations for the Next Week
Although I hate to mess with my groove, I need to make adjustments this week. The girls and I are heading out on an adventure. My baby is spending four days with my sister. She's never been away from Mom and Dad for that long. My mom and I are taking the three oldest grandchildren (two are mine) to Breyer Fest in Lexington, KY.
For once, I'm preparing for Life by being realistic about my goals and what I can accomplish. Part of why I've found my groove is because I'm learning to adjust and be realistic, and I'm also learning to balance and enjoy my family.
Writing: I will be doing tons of research on our Depression Cookies follow up, since part of it is set at the University of Kentucky (where I went to college). I'm going to take tons of pictures and notes for scenery and to reboot my memory. Don't know how much writing will get done, but I will be making progress. Let's call it a research field trip.
Blogging: I will skip Sunday's ROW80 check in, as I probably won't have much to check in about. Not sure how vacation pictures play into a writing update. I'll still have a Fun Facts Friday this week and a post on Monday. One prewritten, one not.
Social Media: Hoping I can sit in the hotel room at night and enjoy some blog reading. Cheers to free Wi-Fi.
Reading: Books and Kindle packed. I hope my streak continues.
Looking forward to getting around to blogger friends, old and new, this week!