After a Rough Start, I’m Back on Track

Last weekend I started to feel a cold coming on.  I tried to drown it in hot lemon tea with honey and lots of rest, but it still hit me.  On Monday.  The first of eighty days in A Round of Words in 80 Days.  I left work early on Monday and only checked email, so by the end of the day I was in the red for my goal.

Since work was going to be light on Tuesday, I told my boss on Monday that I’d be taking a sick day.

I slept late, had a good breakfast and then sat my butt down to write.  Two hours went by fast and at the end of it I’d written 750 words and wrapped up a few scenes.  Then I rested.

Hopefully this is the last time I miss a day because the point of my goal is to develop a schedule.  I could write in blocks on my days off, but I feel writing everyday is what will make ME a better writer.

See ya Sunday!

8 comments on “After a Rough Start, I’m Back on Track

  1. One of the things we will always have to understand when settings goals, not just writing goals, is that there will be circumstances beyond our control that prevent us from doing what we intended. The key is to not think of it as failure. The important thing is how you handle the circumstances. And you got right back into it! Good for you.

  2. Plus, you didn’t mention the best part of yesterday: chatting with me. Of course, I have no idea what we were talking about, but was good chat. Hope you’re feelilng better today!

  3. Ugh, sickness – as Lauralynn said, it’s out of your control so making a fresh start the next day is all you can do. Most important thing is you’ve accomplished something, so well done.

    Hope you’re feeling better by now!

  4. Here’s a virtual cuppa tea to make you feel better! As for forming a schedule, the first 21 days are the hardest, or so they say. If you can stumble through the first three weeks, you’re golden–and ROW80 seems a perfect way to do so! Some days, you won’t meet your goals, and that’s ok. God knows I still have days where I want to (and do) bury my head under the covers and forget I have a book to write.

    • I didn’t know about the 21 day thing. Just to stay in the right frame of mind, I have to tell myself that I’ll stay on schedule from day 1. Otherwise I’ll find reasons to avoid what I really want to do. I’m the grand master of that skill.

      Thanks for tea! The transfer through the internet surprisingly had no effect on the taste. And it stayed hot.

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