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ROW80 Round 4 & NaNoWriMo 2011

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My last ROW80 attempt didn't go as well as I'd hoped.  I blame my lack of weekly check-ins and a whole mess of things that came up over the last few months.  But its that time again.  Round 4 is starting and I'm psyched about recommitting myself to my goals.

This time ROW 80 runs October 3rd to December 22.  I posted my overall goals in Monday's Plan of Attack post.  My writing goals specifically are:

1. Finish present tense conversion in Smolder (I'm almost done) and beta reader edits. 

2. Finish planning/and write my NaNoWriMo novel.

I'm just sticking to the 2 goals for this Round because it's getting into the holiday season and I know that I won't have as much time for writing as I'd like. 

Progress:

It's Day 3 of my early morning workouts/writing time.  So far so good.  I'm still a bit tired when I first wake up but after the workout I'm much more energized and my mind is clearer--I can focus on my Smolder edits and be more efficie…

Launching a New Plan of Attack!

I've been sporadic with posts (and writing) lately . . . I feel like I've become a Mommy Machine where all I do is answer to the whims of the kidlets. 

This fall my oldest turned 4 and it seems about four times worse than the terrible two's (which my younger kidlet is fast-approaching).  Its a fun time, she's learning at a break-neck speed, she has friends who are over all the time, and gymnastics and dance classes--but it seems like all I do is go from play date to play date and class to class while trying to keep up with my little man too.  Its gotten to the point where showers feel like a luxury, exercise is squeezed into five minutes here ten minutes there, and writing is a fleeting thought.  And it makes me cranky. 

So I've come up with a Battle Plan so that I can maintain my sanity and still be a great mom.  These are my new daily/weekly goals:

1. Wake up at 5am to exercise with my Mama (she's been on a fitness kick lately).  We're alternating days …