It's February, and I've already started 2015 off on the wrong foot by not writing nearly enough and making tons of excuses!
It's February, and it's too darn early in the year to be this unproductive, this unmotivated, and this uninspired!
It’s February, which means it’s time for Writer Recharge!
Once again hosted by Sara Biren, Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, LizParker, and Elodie Nowodazkij, "Writer Recharge is your chance for a four-week jump start in the middle of a cold, dreary winter. Set goals for yourself, check in once a week, and connect with other recharging writers. This year, we’ve come up with a few categories you might want to consider when making your goals. You can choose a goal (or goals) for one or some or all." (For more details about these goals and other Writer Recharge details, visit any of the host blogs.)
The ladies have provided us with SIX categories and my plan is to set one goal under each. Because I'm quite clearly crazy:
I've been struggling to make any kind of progress on my current WiP, EVERY SAD & LOVELY THING, so I would really like to have anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of it drafted by the end of February. It will be tough, but I need to start pushing myself.
- February 2nd - 8th → Write 5000 words (starting off a bit smaller, hoping to increase word count each week)
My TBR shelf is sagging with need-to-read books, but since I've heard so many good things about Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian's BURN FOR BURN trilogy, I'm going to try to read all of them this month. I have the first two already and the third is on its way.
I spend far too much time in front of the TV every evening but this month I would like to spend two nights a week doing something other than watching TV. I've listed reading and writing goals already, so it makes sense to use that time to do both of these things.
Diet: Eat fruits and veggies at least once per day. (I'm embarrassed that I need to set this goal, but there it is.)
Exercise: WEEK ONE exercise 1x, WEEK TWO exercise 2x, WEEK THREE exercise 3x, WEEK FOUR exercise 4x (form a habit)
On the nights when the TV is turned off, I'm going to make an effort to take part in writing sprints with writers online.
I'm not sure if this 100% qualifies as fun, but I'd like to a) knit some literary-themed accessories so I can b) finally get my Etsy Shop (Lit & Purl) up and running by the end of the month (while it's still chilly and there's still snow on the ground).
I'm so looking forward to this extra push to get some serious writing done this month! You should think about joining us!