ROW80: It Takes Longer than You Think

That’s my revision story for this week, and I’m sticking to it!

I wanted to get through eight chapters this week. Uh… I did half that. As in, I just now got through Chapter Four. This revision stuff always seems to turn out to be more work than I think, and setting an ambitious goal for the week doesn’t necessarily make it happen. I even had a day off of work, but it translated into time to take my daughter shopping for some needed school clothes, not writing.

I’m also still shifting my schedule-thinking. I’ve long kept a writing schedule (and its inherent goals) from Monday through Sunday, but ROW80 goes from Sunday through Saturday. So the above goal isn’t as much a failure as it seems – it was based on a Monday-Sunday week. We’ll see what I get done today, especially since we’re having dinner guests.

This coming week, I know I’ll be busy. I’ll be spending the day with friends one day this weekend, and may be going to the opera the other, depending on whether or not my mom decides to take my daughter herself. I want the time to write, but it’s also important (and fun) to spend time with family and friends, and experience life. So I’m going to shoot for another five chapters revised, which will take me through Chapter Ten. Still ambitious, but more on the reasonable side.

If you’re participating in ROW80, good luck on your goals this week!

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  1. I’m in the midst of edits as well, and I never seem to get as much done as I plan to do in a day. Progressing, however, aren’t we?!

    By the way, if I lived nearby, I would totally take your daughter to the opera. Which one is it?

  2. La Bohemme (sp?). I want to go, but it’s just that everything seems to be happening at once – when I’m trying to get this revision out. And to make it even better, my computer croaked today, arrrrggggh! I spent two hours taking it apart, testing components – bad graphics card. I guess I’d rather buy that than a whole new computer. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love La Boheme. Well worth the time. I totally hear you about your revisions–I’m going through a major edit and it just seems to drag on and on sometimes. I thought I was the only slow one…lol. Your goals for this week sound very reasonable and I’m sure you can do it!! I hope this week goes well for you. 🙂