It’s completely crazy; I know, but there it is. I’ve been banging my head on the desk in frustration for days now, you understand, you’ve all been there. Oh yes you have. Don’t lie to me, Buddy, I see you over there in the corner shaking your head. It’s written all over your forehead in goose eggs. You have been there, we all have.
Where exactly? Right here. It begins as you get on a roll, things are going your way, you are a freaking force of nature, unstoppable, and then life tosses a chaos grenade in front of you. Suddenly there are things coming at you from all sides, you have intrusions, obligations, friends and family who need some face time, flat tires, bad hair, and hacked computers.
So you put on the big girl panties and deal, you fix, visit, love, laugh, shop, and enjoy, until things settle down again. Ok, so now you are back at the computer, staring at a blank page, the momentum you had days before long since gone, and the blank page is staring back at you, defying you to mar its pristine surface. It is a stare down contest and of course, you flinch first. Head to desk. “Come on brain, work, dammit, work.” Repeat until ideas come or unconsciousness.
Yes indeed, here I am, scratching my head and trying to get refocused. The dust has settled for now and I have some catching up to do. Let’s begin with the ROW80 check-in.
One: Write something at least five times or more each week.
Ok, I did manage this one. Yeaaa me! sigh
Two: Write a minimum of 2500 on my WIP words each week.
Only managed about half that. bugger
Three: Publish at least six new novels in 2012.
Stalled here for the moment.
Four: Read and review six or more first novels by new authors. (I don’t give bad reviews, so don’t panic, I’m friendly, honest. J
Nothing done here in the past few days. Sorry!
Five: do more to be supportive of new and struggling writers.
From now on I will strive to double the RTs on Twitter as well as read and comment on more blogs.
Six: Publish a small collection of erotic short stories. Hey, I’ve been around for over sixty years, and this one is on my bucket list. I will make it happen in 2012.
Ok, due to all the madness brought on by PayPal’s attempts to censor what folks are allowed to read I am setting this aside. I will add a new goal instead. In future goal six will be:
Blog two or three times each week over and above the ROW80 check-ins.
Ok, that’s about it for today folks. How is it going for you? Did you hit your targets? Let me know how it went for you.
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