An American Highlander

Travels Through My Mind

Round 3 Checkin #2 July 8, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — charismaloy @ 4:00 pm

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The drive was beautiful yesterday as I made the 80 mile trip to my friends’ wedding.

 

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Unfortunately, the drive also took me 80 miles closer to the largest fire in the state and the smoke hung in the air, as you can see. The wedding was a small affair held outdoors and united two of the sweetest goofballs I have known in quite some time.

 

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Needless to say, I got precious little done towards my goals yesterday, I ate far too much that was not on my diet and I had a blast celebrating with some delightful friends. Today I am recovering from breathing far too much smoke yesterday, but I hope to at least get some computer work done, even if I don’t get much housework done.

 

Round 3 Goals

1. Devote a minimum of one hour each weekday to bona fide work on each of the three at home jobs. This does not include FB, Blogging, Tweeting or other internet perusal, but may include improvements made to blog sites.

I have gotten one hour in everyday on one of the three…always the same one… There is housework visible when I start on the other two… I get distracted. This is why I have been going overboard on goal 3 this week. I am still seeking balance. Once I have acheived balance, I will be all over this goal. So much that I want to do toward it.

2. Finish Fantasies this round. If CM approves it, get it published.

Haven’t touched it.

3. Spend at least 20 minutes each weekday on housework and at least 2 hours on Saturday.

Nope, haven’t touched the house since Thursday, although, I did move the sprinkler today, and plan to do the same in a few hours. Yes, I know, I am just slaving away.

4. Start eating more than one meal a day. Consistantly.

Check… well, for the most part.  I overslept yesterday, so I only ate at the wedding.

Hmmm… Structure….. this could be interesting……

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Round 3 Check-in #1 July 5, 2012

Filed under: ROW80 — charismaloy @ 3:43 pm

Wow, starting a new job and a new round of ROW80 simultaneously. This could be interesting! So far this week has gone well for me. For my writing, not so much, but as I adjust my schedule to include my work schedule, that will improve. When I went out looking for work, I treated it like a second job and made myself whole unavailable for all but what I am willing to work. This way, I will be able to properly schedule writing time, time for bookkeeping, time for editing and the myriad other things that I need to be able to do in order to move my life to that of a full time writer.

I realize that I have yet to publish and that this may seem a premature move, but I am following the advice of Kristen Lamb who, in one of the first of her blogs that I read, admonished me to claim that title. I am a pre-published writer, but I am in fact a writer. I am happiest when I am with my characters and want to make a life telling their stories. This is when I moved onto the advice of the wise Ms. Prudence MacLeod. Using positive words leaves no room for doubt. Therefore, I AM a writer, I WILL make that my full time career, and all I am doing now is setting the stage so that the show may go on.

So, how am I doing on my goals? Let’s see…

Round 3 Goals

1. Devote a minimum of one hour each weekday to bona fide work on each of the three at home jobs. This does not include FB, Blogging, Tweeting or other internet perusal, but may include improvements made to blog sites.

I have gotten one hour in everyday on one of the three…always the same one… There is housework visible when I start on the other two… I get distracted. This is why I have been going overboard on goal 3 this week. I am still seeking balance. Once I have acheived balance, I will be all over this goal. So much that I want to do toward it.

2. Finish Fantasies this round. If CM approves it, get it published.

Haven’t touched it.

3. Spend at least 20 minutes each weekday on housework and at least 2 hours on Saturday.

Got it and more! This is why goals one and two are floundering at the moment. When I actually get in the groove with housework, it is wisest not to stop. I hate housework with a passion so I will be glad when I am finally caught up enough that 20 minutes a day is enough.

4. Start eating more than one meal a day. Consistantly.

Check!

Hmmm… Structure….. this could be interesting……

 

Round 3 begins and I am late outta the gate!! July 2, 2012

Filed under: ROW80 — charismaloy @ 9:36 pm

Okay, so I am prone to a touch of hyperbole. Yes, I am late getting this first post up, but as I spent the last two weeks working on my goals for this round, I think I am doing okay so far.

Last round saw me evolve quite a bit. I went from one WIP to four while working far too much towards goals that aren’t mine. Then my wonderful ROW80 friends offered their support as I went through a meltdown and reclaimed my life. Truly folks, usually I am not nearly as dramatic as I was during the last round.

I have spent the last two weeks crystalizing my roles in my world and clarifying my responsibilities. Essentially, I have reclaimed my life and am pointing myself towards the runway as I fully intend to fly.

Round 3 Goals

1. Devote a minimum of one hour each weekday to bona fide work on each of the three at home jobs. This does not include FB, Blogging, Tweeting or other internet perusal, but may include improvements made to blog sites.

2. Finish Fantasies this round. If CM approves it, get it published.

3. Spend at least 20 minutes each weekday on housework and at least 2 hours on Saturday.

4. Start eating more than one meal a day. Consistantly.

Hmmm… Structure….. this could be interesting……