ROW80 Check In 5/30/12
My two-week check in has turned into a four-week check in. That seems to be the way everything is going these days. I’m struggling tremendously to keep up with anything. I’ve slipped with social media, blog posts (I’m getting them posted but not on time), comment replies, blog visits and writing.
I’m trying hard not to beat myself up over it because I know that doesn’t serve any purpose but I also know that something has to change. Clearly, my organization skills (which I’m not naturally endowed with anyway) need some serious upgrading. But I don’t know exactly where to start…yet.
Some of my busy-ness is due to a wonderful abundance of work projects. I’m contracted with a real estate website to build blogs. Nothing terribly fancy and no code (or not much anyway). I’m working on a blog for me over there too, one that will offer some blogging and Twitter tips for starter-uppers.
Here’s a link to that blog (which is still just starting up itself). You’re welcome to visit when I do.
For the time being, I’m going to keep plugging along and trying to figure out exactly what it is I need to change to get back in balance.
Where I’ve been since the last check in:
- Work MIP daily, with permission to give myself a day off if I really need it: I’ve missed a lot of writing days. There’s a lot going on at home but skipping my writing time makes me feel even more off kilter.
- Open the Scrivener file for the WIP: Yep! And I’ve been busily storyboarding when I have made my writing dates.
- Get social media time up to speed: Still struggling with this one but I’m not going to fuss too much because I’ve got too much to work on.
- Start Michael J. Sullivan’s Theft of Swords: Started but didn’t continue. I wasn’t able to get into it right then. I picked up Julianna Baggott’s Pure and Max Brooks’s World War Z and am going between the two (novel two-timer that I am).
For the next two weeks, I’m not setting any specific goals except to figure out what I need to regain my balance.
Bust out your digital pom-poms and find some more ROW80 peeps to cheer on here.
How are your goals going? Are you conquering them or they giving you a run for your money?
Image Attribution (In Order of Appearance):
Friday Funny Animals 12 by DrJohnBullas, on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0