"A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life."
As I mentioned in my goals post for this round, I'm taking it a month at a time. My progress on this month's goals is as follows.
Finish first draft of pseudonym's WIP2. I did make some progress on the WIP this week. *struggles to not say "but..."* A lot of the work I've been doing lately is more passive than active, meaning it's not so much about actually getting new words in the Scrivener file...though there's been a bit of that, too. I've read several other romance novels over the past couple of weeks, have done some character exploration, and have had some exciting epiphanies about certain plot points in the WIP. *runs away before she can say "but..."*
some German. Two weeks of class down, two to go. An exciting moment this past week in my language-learning was when we learned numbers and the next day I understood what someone was saying to me when they told me how much I owed for my coffee. Yay! I have to say, being at the beginning of the language-learning process again is a humbling experience. Because so much of my identity (and livelihood) depends on being able to communicate well, it's disconcerting, frustrating and embarrassing to be reduced to saying the same few verbs in present tense only. On the other hand, it's also a good reminder that there are other ways to connect and communicate. Despite my severe limitations in the language, I've still managed to get a couple people to laugh with me, and it's been surprising to discover how well the ol' point-and-please technique works. "Eine, bitte," I said this morning while pointing to the Danish behind the glass. "Und eine kaffee, bitte." At least I can feed and caffeinate myself.
Get out & about on weekends (Friday-Sunday) for at least a couple hours a day. I had an unusually socially active week last week and I can feel myself wanting to pull back into Hermit Mode. I indulged on Friday by staying in all day and night; the only social interaction I had was with my flatmate. Yesterday I met up with a friend for lunch and coffee for a couple of hours, and tonight we're going to a bar that serves Tex-Mex food and where you can play boardgames.
Participate in/keep up with the DIY MFA Conquer the Craft challenge. Sigh. I've read most of the prompts. Even forwarded one to a client whom I thought would be interested. I've read a couple of articles on the DIY MFA site as a result of reading the emails.
Continue publishing two blog posts per week. Yes! I published this post yesterday on the travel blog, and this ROW80 update counts as my post this week for this blog.
How about you? How are you progressing toward your writing goals?
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