Happy Wednesday to you all! Second week in and I have already needed to adjust my goals to my changing needs. It’s been awhile since I’ve written goals 🙂 So here goes again…
- take time every day to read for pleasure.
I did pretty well this week. I suffered from a migraine for the last few days that put a slight kibash on doing anything.
Current book: “The Witch Doctor’s Wife” by Tamar Myers
- Participate in daily meditative writing
- free-write for at least thirty minutes a day
- practice writing with a clear plot, motivation and goal in mind
Meditative writing is part of another goal set for a class I am taking. Morgan Dragonwillow has an awesome collection of meditative prompts paired with relaxing music. I really enjoy this part of my day.
I’ve been using random generators and moral dilemmas to practice plot and developed characters. So far, so good.
- Plan/ schedule posts a week ahead
Just completed my first week of themed posts on here, all written ahead of time. It’s a habit I would like to strengthen before school starts again.
- Keep in consistent contact with communities I belong to
I network on Twitter through various chats during the week including #createlounge and #storysocial. This past week I have participated in each one.
- Check in with my goals on a daily basis and adjust smaller goals accordingly
I’ve used goal spreadsheets and Google calendar to work on goals. I missed a couple of days this weekend, but otherwise so far so good.
- 1 new submission each week.
–Post account of rejections and acceptances
This week I subbed one of my poems to Vine Leaves, an online and print literary magazine. Wish me luck 🙂 No news on acceptances or rejections yet…
Overall, I met most of my goals this week. Interested in seeing how ROW works? Check us out on Twitter at #ROW80 or at their website.
“. . . I believe poetry is also a bridge between solitudes. At its best, it transports us — through the nonlinear and irresistible persuasion of music and metaphor — into a state of receptive empathy, the closest thing we can get to truly understanding what it’s like to see the world as someone else does, to live inside another’s skin. . . .” ~ Elizabeth Austen