Happy 2019!

Ooo, it’s a brand new year! So here’s a shiny new post for the new beginning.

I usually enjoy the changing of the years, the turning from the old to the new. But last year, at least the last bit, was more difficult than I expected. This has brought me to a point where I’m probably going to need to make a decision that I don’t want to make.

But I shan’t dwell on that now. I’ll be like Scarlett O’Hara and think about it tomorrow. Today, I shall concern myself with happier subjects. Like writing and the writing challenges I want to participate in this year. And that brings me to the check in for the ROW80 challenge.

writing cat

Wednesday is the day to check in and outline any progress made (if any) on our goals. I’ve made four goals, and while I can’t really claim anything significant in the way of progress, it’s only the second day of the new year.

Goals Progress:

  • Blog love: I have actually posted to my blog, and the goal was to post at least once a week. So the progress on this one is good.
  • 12 Stories/12 Months: I’ve signed up to create my profile, as required. I’m now waiting to get the email so I can activate my account. Until I can do that, I can’t log on to view the prompt for this month. If it’s even been created. This is a new endeavour for me, so I’m still feeling my way and not entirely sure how the process works yet. So, progress is adequate, but currently in a holding pattern.
  • Journal writing: This one is going okay. I haven’t written every day as I’d wanted, but I’m doing reasonably well. I’m satisfied, and will continue making this a habit.
  • Reading: I have yet to read a story this week, but I’ve gathered my various short story collections (and will probably order another from Amazon soon — oh, I’m a sucker for those “Recommended for You” emails). It’s only Wednesday, so I’m confidant I’ll get a story read before the week is up.

In addition to my above goals, I’ve also tidied up my desk in preparation for my renewed commitment to use it for actual writing. It’s much more pleasant to sit at my desk now, which will be quite helpful.

All in all, I’m satisfied with what I’ve done so far. I’ve got some difficult, crappy things going on in my personal life (that I won’t bore you with, at least not now), so it’s good to escape from the ugliness for a little while and write.


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