ROW80 Sunday Check-in for 9/18/11

Posted in Event, Writing at 7:47 pm by Amber

Before I get to the goals I wanted to talk about procrastination. I’m really into the habit of not writing more than writing. The other week I put some thought into my procrastination habit. Depending on the circumstances, I’m a rebellious or perfectionist procrastinator.

It wasn’t until recently I picked up on my rebelliousness. For example, I should weed the backyard so we have more grass than weeds but I’m an adult with my own house – I’ll get to it when I get to it.

The perfectionism thing is something I’ve been slowly letting go of the past few years. I started with giving myself permission to write lousy first drafts. Sound familiar to anyone?

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My goal for Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days is to write another 10,000 words on my unfinished fantasy manuscript. There are 4 days left in the challenge. That averages to 1622 words a day in order to make my goal.

Goal: 10,000 Words
Words Written: 3510 (nothing new since Tuesday)
Progress: Extremely Behind But Can Still Catch Up

But I’ve decided to revise the goal. Another way of letting go of perfection, right? I know I can write those words all in a day or two if I do nothing else. And the point of A Round of Words in 80 Days is to have a life while you reach your writing goals.

So here is my revised goal:

Goal: 5,000 Words
Words Written: 3510
Progress: Behind But Can Still Catch Up

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  1. Jody Moller said,

    September 19, 2011 at 8:19 am

    All the best for hitting your new revised goal 🙂 I hope the last few days of ROW80 treats you well.
    Jody Moller´s last blog post ..Wednesday’s Rambling Writer – Powering Through To The End

  2. Tia Bach said,

    September 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Best of luck with your new goal. One of the best things, outside of the wonderful support, about ROW 80 is the ability to reassess our goals. I, too, am a perfectionist so this has been a hard thing to learn.

    Hope to see you in Round 4!

  3. Ciara Knight said,

    September 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Good luck with hitting your goal. I know you can do it! Lock yourself in a room and put on your earphones, or join a sprint. 🙂
    Ciara Knight´s last blog post ..Did I Notice Your Book?

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