Row80: Midweek Modification

Halfway through the week… and I only have half of a chapter revised. So I’m thinking, my goals of working through five or six chapters was, shall we say, a bit ambitious.

I could come up with a number of excuses – as noted on Sunday, we had dinner company, then the video card in my computer decided to go kaput, which took me two hours to diagnose. That in itself was annoying, but then I realized I had several things to be thankful for:

  1. I was able to work on the computer and figure it out myself, rather than take it somewhere, which would have not only taken more time, but cost more $$
  2. I didn’t lose any work – even though when the video card died, it spontaneously shut down the computer, but I use dropbox, so everything is backed up, as soon as I hit Save. Word’s autorecover worked quite well too.
  3. The video card that died was an add-on upgrade – meaning it was in addition to a built-in video interface, so I can still use the computer. It’s not powerful enough to run on my big monitor without looking stretched and fuzzy, but at least it works.
  4. I ordered a new video card and it’s due in tomorrow.
  5. The new video card cost $69.99 – then has a $15 mail in rebate. So it could’ve been so much worse on the wallet!

Still, the weekly goals need a little backing down, especially in light of the fact that I have a busy weekend coming up. So instead of working up through Chapter 10, I’m going to shoot for Chapter 8. It’ll still be a push, but hopefully doable!

If you’re doing ROW80 (or even if you’re not), how’s your week going?

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  1. Lovin’ the attitude. Good stuff.

    All the best with your slightly modified goals. That’s one of the things I love about ROW: the flexibility.

    Keep on keepin’ on.


  2. I’m not writing my daily goal, but I am writing every day (so far). As long as the story keeps going, I shouldn’t have any problems. It’s when I take a wrong turn that things get gunked up. I’m trying to just write through those because I can fix it later when I edit (but it’s hard, you know??). I feel like I’ve accomplished something as long as I add words to the story each day. Of course, it’s not always realistic, but I try my best.

    By the way – is your book listed on Goodreads? I’d like to add it to my list of books to read, but I couldn’t find it (but then I could be doing that all wrong – nothing new there).

    Good luck on your editing. I know what you mean about being overly optimistic. Been there, done that!!

  3. @Stephanie – Gotta have the flexibility – that’s one thing that makes ROW80 doable. Good luck with your goals!

    @Stacy – writing every day is great! And you’re sooooo right – you can always fix it on edits. I haven’t joined Goodreads yet – I’ll have to look into it!

  4. So true, Ryan! And the new card came in today, so I’m no longer looking at a stretched-out, fuzzy display – Yay!

  5. Thank you for mentioning dropbox. I usually write on my laptop but occasionaly want to on the desktop, but I was struggling with moving the files from one computer to the other. I heard about dropbox but never had reason to use it before. THANK YOU.

  6. Glad you found it helpful, Asrai! I resisted Dropbox for a while, especially when it seemed to take For-ev-er to upload my initial backup, but now it’s so immediate, I don’t notice it. You can sync files and folders so that they’re always up-to-date on all computers, or if you only occasionally use a different computer, you can always download the latest from the Dropbox website. Good luck with it!