Here’s my ROW80 check in:
It’s been a challenging adjustment working at my husband’s boat shop. Most days I manage to peek at Twitter, my email, and post photos on Instagr.am, but they don’t call it, “the busy season,” for nothing.
By the time I get home, I’m too frazzled and tired to string words together. In fact, since I struggle with anemia-related fatigue, I often crawl right into bed after work. After my first week, it became obvious that I was not going to get any writing done if I didn’t do something differently.
Since my writing is freshest in the morning, I started setting my alarm for 4:00 a.m. This has not been easy. Well, setting the alarm has been easy. The hard part is actually getting up after the alarm goes off.
For one thing, 4:00 a.m. is so dang early that the birds aren’t even chirping – they’re snoring! I am not kidding; it’s pitch black out at that hour here in Texas.
The real problem, though, was a combination of my own sleepiness, a comfy bed and a snuggly husband. Each morning when my alarm would go off, I’d wind up hitting the snooze button 20 times in a row instead of than getting up to write.
Enter my energetic pal, Morgan Dragonwillow, who kindly offered to be my early morning online writing partner. Knowing that @MDragonwillow is meeting me on Twitter at 5:00 a.m. makes all the difference. I can’t stand up a friend, after all. I’d feel terrible!
No more snooze button for me!
Morgan and I use the hashtag #wordmongering, which was created by the dynamic Moni-Marie Vincent @MonicaMarieV (and her friend, @notveryalice) We pop onto Twitter, share a few pleasantries, then get down to the nitty gritty.
I still have a lot of work to do on my memoir to have it ready in time for the May 20th, DFWcon Writers Conference, but that is my goal for this ROW80 round.
Since ROW80 is all about measurable goals, however, I am going to come up with a realistic plan of attack and will post that for my next check-in.
ROW80 Linky List
Speaking of ROW80, follow the links below to see how other writers are doing on their goals this round: