ROW80 Week 1: Fearful

(other ROW80 participants)

Aiming for writing and sleep together has worked, more or less. I began this week doing no writing and not getting much sleep, but caught up with both goals by the end.

Final word count: 3,800 over 4 days.

I also met my programming goal: I’ve now got a short to-do list for this project, which I can use to measure future progress. My new goal for this is to tick off two features by the end of April.

As to posting a story: I looked through my archives for a draft to edit. This resulted in plenty of inspiration for unfinished projects, but I couldn’t convince myself to start editing anything.

Why not?

Partly, I’m reluctant to edit when I have a word-count goal to keep. That should be an easy fix: I’ll try counting words edited the same as words written, and see if that helps.

Partly, though, I’m just somewhat afraid of editing — possibly as a side effect of some other things that have been stressing me lately. I’m not sure what to do about this, other than just diving into editing it anyway.

Good luck and happy writing!

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2 thoughts on “ROW80 Week 1: Fearful

  1. Fallon says:

    Editing can definitely be harder to measure than drafting. I always hate seeing a negative word count. But, it’s necessary as well. Good luck with your goals this week!

  2. ReGi McClain says:

    I’m glad you were able to get some sleeping done! Many people badly underestimate the importance of sleep and how sleep-deprivation affects creativity and functionality.

    Editing can definitely be a Thing. I hope it turns out to be less intimidating than it feels right now.

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