So! I started this week with a bit of a gentle slide into my ROW goals. To prepare for the weeks of serious writing ahead of me, I’ve been even more reclusive than normal (to those who don’t know, I am a crazy hermit! Hello!). Shunning instant messaging and family gatherings alike, I managed to recharge from a hectic scramble of projects in May & June. My goals for this round of ROW80 are similar as to what they’ve been in the past: write poems, write blog posts, do creative things in between. It’s a reductive set of goals, given my expansive desire to design and draw and write another manuscript in Round 1. But “laser focus” is my watch-phrase this round.
I usually write off the first week of ROW as my “gear-up” week, wherein I put into place routines and incentives to smooth my writing path (though it looks like I am staring at Twitter) and/or desperately attempt to make up those vitally lost days later in the challenge by heroically writing dozens of second-rate haiku. This week, however, I actually managed to make something!
5 poems, 906 words
2 blog posts (one on the Dusty Journal, the other on my design portfolio)
Huzzah! Next week, my first full week, will be my first test to see how well I can integrate my writing into my freelancing schedule. At next Sunday’s check-in, I’ll have completed my test mile and gauged whether my progress will be sustainable or not. Next check-in, I’ll give a run-down of my project and it’s new challenges. Wish me luck–and good luck equally to my fellow ROWers!