Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Midweek Check-in And My "Don't Mess With Me" Stare

My midweek check-in and things are not going as smoothly as last week.

Writing 500 words everyday – I have not met this goal, but it seems this one has been the hardest one. I thought it would be the easiest. Funny how things turn around on you. I was able to write four out of the last seven days so at least I got some writing in.

Posting Monday, Wednesday and Friday – Well I thought this would be the hardest and so I may have set myself up to miss some. I was not able to post last Friday.

Posting a flash fiction for Friday Flash – Which brings me to my last goal. I didn't get a story posted, not because I didn't have the story, but because I ran out of time during the day (and night). For the life of me I can't remember what I was doing, but I am sure it was important.

Model for "Don't Mess With Me" stare.
So what is my plan to help me reach my goals? I am implementing an hour of writing time and combining it with my “Don't Mess With Me” stare. After the kiddos are in bed and before I start to get ready for bed will be my writing window. This is my new plan anyway, but you know what they say “The best laid plans of Mice” and all that.

What plans do you have to help you reach your goals that you have been falling short on or have you been right on target?

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  1. You can send your Don't Mess with Me model to eat those mice, so their best laid plans give way to yours.

    Isn't it great to belong to a writing challenge where we all recognize that life happens . . . and yes, I'm sure whatever it was was important. :)

    All the best for the week ahead.

    Sometimes, I don't have the prioritizing thing down to a science, but at least I'm working on writing prompts over at The Write Practice, prepping guests posts for fellow bloggers, and editing my clients' work. (I'm very easily distracted by the Oo Shiny things that come along.)

    Happy Writing!

  2. I am another Oh, Shiny! person. Rather than struggle with it, I set up many goals, of different types, and I dance between them. This way, I don't get bored, because there's always something else to turn to.

    I work in short bursts throughout the day, and take break bursts to hang with my kids, hometend, and generally NOT be writing.

    I tend to write for a few hours once the house quiets for the night (although, of late, my just-9 daughter has been having sleepwalking nightmares, and my not-quite 12 year old son is nearly as nocturnal as his mom, and we often have amazing wee-hours conversations).

    I tend to see writing as that awesomely cool thing I am lucky enough to get to spend lots of time playing with, but, like you, I sometimes wonder where all the hours went, and where i was while I was living them!

    I love your Stare model. We have a semi-feral tortie named Srindi who could totally hold her own in a staring contest with your model. She seems to have a near-perpetual cheesed-off expression.

    It sounds like you are making progress, if not as quickly as you might like! =D