March 31, 2013

No Frittering Away: ROW80 Round 2 Goals

Round 1 was a whirlwind. Goals and Life struggled. For the most part, Life won.

With a cross-country move imminent and living my life mostly as a single parent (hubby comes home for three days every three weeks), I need to simplify and prioritize.

Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify. Henry Thoreau

So, let's get to it...

My A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) Round 2 Goals

First, a quick recap (from the ROW80 blog): A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. We are all different and we all have different demands on our time. Why should we all have the same goal? The simple answer is that we shouldn’t. If you want to be a writer, then you have to be able to roll with the punches and adapt to your changing circumstances. If that means changing your goals when your life blows up, so be it. ROW80 is the challenge that champions the marriage of writing and real life. 

Now, my goals...
  • Publish Chasing Memories -- finish editing, cover design, formatting, and all other pieces to the publishing puzzle
  • Survive the A to Z Blog Challenge -- stay ahead of posts by at least four days (the first five days are done)
  • Map out the sequel to Chasing Memories
  • Make significant progress on the follow-up to Depression Cookies
Wishing everyone the best with their goals this Round. 


I spent the last week with my family in Duck, NC--one of my favorite places on Earth. I wanted to share the view on my walk yesterday evening.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back in for Round 2. How wonderful that Chasing Memories will be coming out soon!

Jaleh D said...

Gorgeous pic! And best wishes on your goals. I look forward to hearing about your progress.

Tia Bach said...

I need to focus in Round 2, and keep Life at bay as much as possible!

Kim Switzer said...

Simplify--a great goal. As always, you have quite a list! Looks like you have good, clear goals lined up. Best of luck! And that's a beautiful picture.

Jo Michaels said...

I've been mapping this week, too. Isn't a new idea just wonderful? :) WRITE ON!