2015 ROW80 – Round 1, Check 2

I’m doing okay on this challenge. In five days I’ve written 1,354 words. I need to do about 250 words a day to reach 20,000 in 80 days, which means I should be at 1,250, so I’m slightly ahead.

I’m slowly getting things done around the house while writing, but my dishes and laundry could use some drastic attention. Tomorrow IĀ have writers group, so other than lunch time I’m not likely to get too much done on my book, but the group meetings are always amazing for inspiration and knowledge. Later this week, I intend to attend a Steampunk Ottawa event because it’s been a while since I last saw those people. Speaking of Steampunk Ottawa, I’ve registered for sewing classes to improve my costume-making skills. $150 for 3 courses, which are supposed to take me through a lot of sewing material. Sorry, that was a little bit punny. I’m also taking a Coursera course for free on learning how to learn. I figured it was a good one to test out that would help me learn best from other future courses. So far the information is interesting. My first assignment for that is due this week, so I best get at it.

I’m probably trying to do too much at once, but I’m enjoying myself and living life. I’m keeping busy with my martial arts and I’m also taking breaks for things like video games, painting, and leisure reading. I have direction and goals I’m pursuing. Even if I hadn’t met my writing goals this week, I’d feel good about it because I’m working on my book while balancing the demands of day-to-day work and life. Time to write an essay.


4 thoughts on “2015 ROW80 – Round 1, Check 2

  1. Our writers’ group doesn’t meet during the winter (bad road conditions and all). I miss them.
    You sound a lot like me: a little bit of this and a little bit of that … oo, and a little bit of that thing over there. šŸ™‚
    All the best.
    Have a great week.

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    • I definitely have a wide variety of interests. I recently started Geocaching also, but it’s a pretty low key thing if you want it to be. I also don’t do a lot of it in the winter. I’m part of the Ottawa Independent Writers group outside of my writers group, though most of us are members of OIW too. I think it’s important for writers to try things out and a way to experience something that may inspire you to write that next story. Why doesn’t your group have virtual meetings in the winter?


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