Sunday, May 1, 2011

ROW80 Sunday Check In #4

This week, I sabotaged myself.

My saboteur announced, “Two weeks of not writing has been a lot of fun so this week I am going to put my feet up and not write again.” So that’s what I did. I used any excuse I could find so that I wouldn't have to write. I surfed the net, I went out, I watched TV and, in a last ditch effort to waste more time, I even cleaned.

You know that saying: "You are your own worst enemy"? That’s what I had become. I was the only one stopping myself from writing because I didn’t want to focus. I didn’t want to sit down and “work”.

Then the weekend came around and something inside of me snapped. I felt like my Sunday check in for ROW80 was my deadline. I had 4200 words to achieve and, on top of that, I had 7100 words to catch up on. So I told my saboteur to get lost and began writing like there was no tomorrow.

And write I did. Guys, I wrote 4300 words this week! I surpassed my weekly goal by 100 words. Seriously, if I can do it I know all you awesome ROW80 participants can do it too. Never give up, guys!

Now, please bear with me as I go through some technicalities. My goals for the new week will be the same - 4200 words - and to catch up on the 7100 words that I am behind on. However, the number has slightly decreased to 7000 words now.

Good luck with your goals everyone!

17 comments:

  1. Good for you! I've been dealing with my own saboteur this week, but I'm still working on ridding myself of it. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Thanks, Gabrielle! I think it's funny how quickly you usually write and as soon as ROW comes around you're behind. Just goes to show how distracting our saboteaurs can be :(

    I hope you do better this week!

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  3. Congrats on getting back to writing. Best of luck next week!

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  4. I am glad you met your goal and got "Snapped" it happens. You can't force it (at least I don't believe you can) You need to be able to write with emotion and purpose otherwise it is just flat! Congrats on meeting your goal!

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  5. That's awesome Komal. Sometimes it's that little spark of inspiration that gets us off the couch and in the seat. Stick with it, and good luck this week.

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  6. Awesome! Some days the inner saboteur is going to win, other days you're going to give it a quick kick in the rear. Which you proved by not only meeting your goal but getting beyond it. Congrats!

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  7. That's an impressive word count. Congratulations.

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  8. Congrats Komal! Would you excuse me? I need to go kick some inner saboteur ass.

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  9. Thank you guys! I hope I can keep this up!

    @rainingink - Don't be afraid to show that saboteur who's boss!

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  10. Keep going Komal! I, like you, feel the deadline approaching as if the headless horseman is running me down. But, that feeling translates into motivation, so I boldly look over my shoulder each week....just waiting for the horseman to come a galloping my way. Ha! ~ Nadja

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  11. Nadja, your description sent me into panic. Then I realised it's only Day One so I relaxed a litte *eye twitch*

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  12. well done you - beat the little devil - you sure wiped the smile of his face!!

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  13. That's great! Congrats on pulling yourself out of your writing funk and getting so much written! :)

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  14. That is some serious word count. Wow! Congratulations on your progress!

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  15. Thanks, Vicki! I'm trying to get back into a routine since I took such a long break.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. You're always so wonderful with your comments! I plan on posting the cover for Vampire Dreams later tonight, and you did read correctly: I plan on self-publishing it in June.

    Have a wonderful night!

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