ROW80, Round 2 Check-In #20 – June 9, 2019

Again, a day late. It’s getting to be a thing with me…

I kinda blew everything else off this past weekend in order to work on the greenhouse and to edit my submission for my upcoming writer’s meeting.

The greenhouse is coming along well, the writing not so much.

Actually, other than what I’ve had to write to polish up my submission, I haven’t written anything at all since the last Check-In. Hoping to change that tonight.

I didn’t get up to too much this past weekend other than working on the greenhouse. I’m anxious to finish it, as it’s taking time away from other projects I should be focusing on, including my writing.

I’m starting to think I may be a bit burnt out writing-wise, and needed a bit of a break so that I can re-focus and push through to the end of this draft. I’m still hoping to get it done by the end of June.

So, on to this Check-In’s Goal Breakdown

Goal #1 – Get Healthy

I’m staying active working on the greenhouse and watching what I eat, but I haven’t worked out since Friday. I’m going to get back into my regular routine tonight, though.

I’ve cut down on some bad habits, but still have a ways to go in eliminating them altogether.

Goal #2 – Finish My First Draft

I haven‘t written any more since my last Check-In, which I’m kind of disappointed about.

I’ve been mainly focusing on editing my submission for my upcoming writer’s meeting, so while I have been doing some work on my project, it’s no farther along than it was last time.

I’m going to try to push through and get this draft finished before June is over.

The word count for the draft so far sits at 198,037.

Goal #3 – Write At Least Three Articles/Essays

As before, I’m saving this goal for when I finish the first draft.

At this point, I think it’s better to just plow through and finish this project before I start any others.

Goal #4 – Start Editing

I’ve finished editing the next portion of my draft to submit for critique at my writer‘s group this week, and have sent it to the other members to give them a chance to read it over before the meeting.

Goal #5 – Read at least Two Books

I’m still reading Anthony Horowitz’s Moriarty, a sequel to his Sherlock Holmes tale The House of Silk.

I’m about 151 pages in so far, and though I am enjoying it, I’m getting a bit frustrated with the story. It takes place during the time that Holmes and Moriarty were thought dead, and follows two other characters, a Pinkerton’s agent from the US and a Scotland Yard Inspector, as they search for the members of Moriarty’s criminal gang.

Goal #6 – Read/Watch One Article/Video on Writing Every Day

This one I really blew off, so I have nothing to add here, unfortunately.
Well, that’s it for me this Check-In. I’m hoping to get myself back on track for the rest of this Round. Hope you’re all well.




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