Round three of "A Round of Words in 80 Days" - a brilliant challenge that assumes you have a LIFE, and that you also have a yen to create with words is up and rolling and that means GOALS. Not always the thrilling ones you get in a Washington Capitals game (MN Wild, you have a LOT to answer for this year!) but....actually, they are kind of thrilling when you merrily type away and realize you've added ten big ol' paragraphs to your WIP. The assumption is that if the goals don't work out - on a steady basis - that you will change them accordingly.
I am (as a mix-up-your-medium artist) beginning a 12 week workshop on creative life as a mother (a totally non-subtle plug for "The Artistic Mother", by Shona Cole - an art plan that recognizes the juggling act typifying motherhood and the artistic urge.) This ain't detracting from ROW 80, it just means that I have thrown the visual arts out the window for so very long that my psyche is stretching thin. Both ROW 80 and Ms. Cole's book assure you that a routine will help your progress mightily. Heck, Flylady says the same thing. So, knowing that I am a Fabulous starter, an okay worker in the middle bits, and a disaster at finishing things, I'm expecting the next 12 weeks to be something of a roller coaster - ups and downs and a predictable end.
But I'll do it anyway.
Adventure calls - we've spent days last week at the pool, at the lake, and spent evenings catching fireflies. Today we will be off to do hiking at Taylor's Falls, so I have to scamper. Goals to be posted tonight ;-) There's a good long car ride, so I have lots of time to work them out.
Happy July to you all!
Fellow ROW 80 Challengers - some mighty fine writers below, feel free to visit them and give 'em some love!