Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Crazy, Stress and Baby Steps

Craziness and stress has been the name of the game for the past few days. Our car broke down Sunday and we had to tow it to the mechanic Tuesday. My amazing brother drove 100 miles to take me to a doctor appointment and shopping Monday. I fought for several hours with my doctor's office on Tuesday. I did manage to make time for writing, but it wasn't much. Sill I have to remind myself that this month is probably trying to kill me and baby steps are still progress.

ROW80 Rundown:

1. Write at least 500 words per day on plotting or blogging.
Monday: I was sad after stepping out of the A to Z fast lane and had doctor appointment and a lot of running around to do which lead to no words.
Tuesday: I wrote 642 words in my Hiveword working on characters.
Wednesday: 300 words on this post. So I fall short.

2. Check out at least 3 A to Z posts per day.
I made it to 4 since the last check-in. So not a win, but not a loss either.

3. Check out at least 5 posts from each new ROW80 linky before the next one comes out.
I only made it to 4, but I'm going to go check out 1 more and call it good. 

4. Use Twitter at least once per day.
Oh goodness, I completely forgot about Twitter. I must work on that, too.

5. Post on my author Facebook page at least 2 times per week.
As long as I get this one out I will be squarely in the win category with this one. 

6. Read 5 books in round 2.
My new book just came and I'm working on it. I'm hoping to get this one done soon.

Photos by Pixabay


  1. We all have the times when life gets in the way! And accepting that is half the battle. As long as you're still taking the baby steps forward, you're doing great!

    1. Yes, I keep repeating that as my mantra. Baby steps is still progress. Maybe I should have it tattooed on my...Well, I'm not sure, but a second ago a tattoo sounded good.

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    1. Thanks, it's good to have people tell you that they are rooting for you. It reminds you to root for yourself.

  3. Baby steps lead to confident adult just takes a while, and sometimes we fall down, or stumble, or stop to smell the roses or hit a wall....

    I'm way behind in my Write1 Sub1 Challenge, at the moment - vacation, computer issue, life, catchup, writing longer things, realizing I needed more revising than I thought...

    I'm shrugging, and moving forward where I can. Will I catch up by the end of the year? Don't know. But whatever I do manage is that much further than I would be if I threw up my hands and declared myself a failure.

    You had a difficult week, and still you wrote some, interacted some, and blogged some.

    I say that's a solid win to be celebrated *throws confetti, and offers whatever goodies will delight!*

    1. Yay, you know it's a party when people start throwing confetti. True words to be taken to heart.

  4. Wow this is quite the list. I know I haven't been as active on A to Z as last year. But to keep on going and pick on the right day! Posting regularly on Facebook and twitter is a great goal! I love that you can schedule posts. I try and post for a few days when I find the time :)

    1. Scheduling posts is a great help, but only if you make the time to prewrite them. I am totally going to do that next year.