One of the positives I am focusing on is the the Blog Me Maybe challenge that will be starting on Tuesday. I mentioned this in my Wednesday Check In and worked yesterday on my draft posts to get myself organized. I managed to finish my draft posts, get a few more new ideas down, and will be working on another one this morning before I dive back into the world of academia for the day. I have found a way to incorporate the Sunshine Award that Em gave me and the 7 Facts tag that Em and Lauren passed on to me into the blogfest too. This is a total bonus since I really want to get those out and pass them on to some other writers and bloggers!
As for ROW80 and my goals, this week has been a mixed bag of results.
Writing: Only got in about 2.0 hours but the time I got in was productive. I knew I had to work on scene arrangement (moving two, and adding two others) in the beginning of the WiP. I was able to get that done which resulted in a decent word count as well. I'm happy with where the story is, and where it's going, though the direction has changed slightly. I had to make a few really tough choices about where these characters are headed which was tough. I will talk more about this soon, but suffice it to say, this main character has me on an interesting ride.
Research: My goal this round has been 6 hours a week on my research papers and I killed this one, finishing two of the 4 essays, getting 90% of the third one done, and finishing the research on the 4th one. This week I will be trying to average about 3 hours a day to finish things up and study. May 9th is going to be here before I know it.
Exercise: Epic Fail. I worked out one measly day. So much for making up for last week's disaster! I have got to get back on track here, I just don't know if I will be able to before next week Between work, school and a busy weekend upcoming, time will be in short supply!
So to pull me out of my funk I'm going to listen to some upbeat rock music. Sick Puppies oughta do the trick! I love this song and considering the cross roads I find myself at, it's fitting.
Hope everyone's week went well and see you around the ROW!