Independence Day. And that start of a new #ROW80.
For the record, I am officially overwhelmed. I am 37,215 words into my novel revision, meaning I have almost 50,000 words left to go. That's 1,706 words a day to finish by the end of July - my official #ROW80 goal for the month. I will set a goal for the remainder of the round on July 31st.
But that's not the only writing I have going on. I am blogging here every day, blogging at Writers Li.P.P. once a week, blogging on Petit Fours and Hot Tamales once a month, and guest blogging at #amwriting and Under the Tiki Hut during the next few weeks. In addition, I committed to write a chapter of a group novel and that needs to be finished by mid-July, at the latest. And I promised to write a review for a friend and post it several places on September 1st, the day her book is scheduled for release.
And that's just the writing.
Stephen King says, "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."
Right now I have 61 books patiently waiting for me on my Kindle.
I am also beading - with the goal of adding at least a new item or two every day to my Etsy store - and teaching piano lessons on Wednesdays and Thursdays in July.
And I have summer project list that's ten miles long. Give or take.
So this afternoon, I sat down and made a checklist in Excel for my daily, weekly, biweekly and monthly goals. I have actually been doing a good job of keeping up with all that, which means items on the summer project list are the frogs I need to eat, one per day. I'll let you know how it goes.
I guess it's a good thing I'm single right now. Clearly, I don't have time for a relationship. I barely have time to go to the bathroom.
But I love what I'm doing and I'm optimistic about the future. So I'm going to keep up this pace as well as I can and hope for the best.
"Some succeed because they are destined; others succeed because they are DETERMINED."
I'm counting on it.
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