Sunday, April 12, 2015

Writer Energy Level Low

Working on the Blogging From A to Z Challenge is taking all the writing energy I have. I am happy with my progress on this check-in, but there's always room for improvement.

ROW80 Rundown:

1. Blog every day in April. (A to Z and ROW80 there are NO brakes.)
So far I've missed F, but have gotten the others out and I like most of the posts so that is something.

2. Check out at least 3 A to Z posts per day. 
I have only been making it to 2 per day. My favorite part of A to Z is finding all the new blogs. I need to do more hoping.

3. Check out at least 5 posts from each new ROW80 linky before the next one comes out.
This did not happen at all. Again I cry more hoping.

4. Use Twitter at least once per day.
I have been tweeting my A to Z posts so mostly doing this, but I have been neglecting retweeting and checking out the cool stuff that has been posted.

5. Post on my author Facebook page at least 2 times per week. 
Again, I've been posting everyday so another win.

6. Read 5 books in round 2.
I don't even anticipate starting this until April has come to a close.

Photos from Pixabay.


  1. The beginning part of a challenge can be draining, but once you get into the swing of it your energy levels should pick up.

    Best for the coming week :)

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. Here's hoping everyone is in the swing of things.

  2. Sounds like you have a good start. Some goals are achieved and some are not and that is just how it goes. Overall, though you are doing well. Best wishes in the coming weeks.

    1. Thanks! I am hoping to increase my success rate, but aren't we all.

  3. I can't even imagine trying to do the A-Z Blog challenge, so kudos to you. Sounds like you are doing awesome things with your goals! Hope things keep going well. Have a great round!

    1. It's pretty awesome, but very challenging. The best part is meeting all the new bloggers.

  4. Doing two challenges at a time can be exhausting. And there is always this transition period we all go through when we're adjusting to our own expectations for the challenges we've taken up. In that, the ROW80 is actually more challenging than some because we can't blame someone else for setting unreasonably high bars for our achievement. But that's good for us in the long run.... we learn to trust ourselves, learn out limits and how to reach beyond them.

    Be gentle with yourself as you go through this discovery process. Firm, but gentle... write, but don't beat yourself up when you miss a day, etc. You'll get there.

    1. Amazing advice. Thanks for stopping by.