It’s time for the Sunday Weekly Check-In at ROW80
This past week was a strange one. I don’t know if it was the aftermath of visiting my father-in-law or suffering from a cold for a few days, but until yesterday, Thursday and Friday passed with little writing, although more time on the computer.
I did write a poem for 30 Words Thursday – but on Friday. I didn’t even read any books or articles. My morning newspapers (3) were about it.
Late last night (Saturday) though. I finally pulled out my “Fired” story and wrote over a thousand words to finally finish a chapter. I also sketched out more of the planning for the chapters ahead. When I was younger, I was more of a night owl and that seemed to work last night.
I am excited though with a writing auction I took part in last week “Writers for Hope”, held by Kelly Johnson, to raise money for RAININ. Unbelievably, I was able to win 4 of the prizes – 3 first chapter critiques and 1 picture book critique. When I can achieve a goal (in this case having my writing critiqued) while helping others, I dive in. Looking forward to the feedback.
This week I need to refocus and get busy on my editing and working on “Fired”. I will be finished with my tutoring job this week and then I can hopefully return to the writing routine I followed in January and February. I was much more productive then.
I’m sure you’ll get back on track and be as productive as you were earlier this year. And you still managed to tet a couple of things done. I’d call that a win. Have a good week.
Thanks John. It seems to go in waves – productive for a while and then a lull. Hopefully back on track.
I’ve found that sometimes I have lulls, and it’s better if I just go with them rather than resisting. It’s a refilling time, when I’ve poured forth all the words and ideas I have, and need to gather more, then allow them to simmer into a fresh new stew.
Sounds like your break, planned or not, has led to new words, so that’s good!
Well said! I needed the break for sure. I am eager now to get back to a routine and have greater writing output.