At the end of the tunnel that is!
I have three days until the semester is over. I think I am a little bit in shock because I seriously cannot believe it has gotten here so fast! I also can't believe I've held it together as well as I have and give most of the credit to ROW80 and the goals I set. Knowing that I was accountable to the challenge and myself kept me moving along, even when that evil demon of procrastination was whispering in my ear, urging me to do something other than my research and papers. It was telling me that of course I had time to play video games; nudging me to pick up The Hunger Games or one of the other hundred books I have in my TBR pile. It was taunting me; pressuring me to stray from the work I had to get done. But I simply glared at the demon, turned my back on it and kept moving forward, stepping closer and closer to the finish line and farther away from the distractions. I couldn't have done this without all of my fellow ROW-ers who have cheered me on and kept me on track. So thank you for helping me slay that demon and hopefully purge him from my life completely. Life is so much easier and more fun, when I just do what needs to get done and don't wait until the last minute.
With my research/papers goal nearly complete, I will be re-evaluating and re-vamping my goals for the remainder of this round. I know that I will probably add a reading goal, since I am way behind on my GoodReads challenge, and I will also increase my writing time each week just a tad. But I will decide all that next Sunday and give my brain some time to just chill out after a hectic semester. As for how I've done this week, here's my update:
Writing: My goal was to write 3 hours a week, I somehow got in 4. I was only able to join in for about a half a sprint this past week, however, I was able to do some writing in the evenings and made some decisions regarding scene placement. I've never been much of a planner but as of right now I have finished setting out all the scenes and have a good idea where and how this will end. I can't wait to devote more time to writing because I am loving where this WiP is headed.
Research/Papers: All the research is done and I am 2/3 of the way finished with my last paper!! *fist pumps and dances around the living room* As you can probably tell, I am super excited about this. I will still have one final Tuesday and one on Wednesday, but those will be the easy part, since it's been the papers that have been dogging me more than anything else.
Exercise: Don't ask.
So that's it for me. I am off to spend the rest of Sunday finishing up this paper so that tomorrow I can complete any revisions and send it off tomorrow night. I also teach my last class of the semester tomorrow so I will definitely be celebrating both events with a glass of wine, or two! Good luck to everyone with their goals for the week and see you Wednesday!