It's the beginning of the year, so of course I really wanted my first ROW80 check-in to be stellar. At least it's happening. Stellar? Maybe next time. It's moving along at least, even if it's slower than I thought it would be.
There's nothing really awful to report. I just thought I'd have more done on my synopsis/outline by now, but I experienced some technical difficulties. I realized I need to move my work from the journaling software I've been using to an actual writing program. The journal software is wonderful; I love how easy it is to create categories and sub-categories and new sections. However, it doesn't let me compile my work into a single document, and when it comes time for revisions that's going to be significant.
Last year I had tried out the Windows beta of Scrivener, and it has a lot of similarities to my journaling software so I decided to go ahead and use my NaNoWriMo winner reward and buy a copy. And that's where the difficulties began. I don't know if it's because I'm running it from my flash drive or because I never read the manual so I'm doing something wrong, but my registration wouldn't go through properly. I decided to uninstall and start over, but the uninstall failed. I had to go through my hard drive and flash drive and find ever last damned Scrivener file and delete them manually. And there were several beta upgrades in there. And each one of those created new files. Ugh.
It's done now, but I had thought I would have the synopsis of what I've written so far complete and moved over into Scrivener by today. Still, I did know that all those files scattered around were a mess and needed to be cleaned up. That's all set now, and I'm even going through the tutorial to make sure I am using the program to its full advantage, so this extra time it's taking to get started is probably going to be good for me in the long run.
Now for the other stuff. I have started a notebook for my house cleaning/organizing. The list of mini areas still needs to be completed, but it has been started. I've figured out what I'm going to do for exercise for the first few weeks to get myself back into the groove with that, but I haven't actually done anything yet. I really need to make a dedicated space for my workout gear--clothes, weights, books and videos, etc.--so I don't have to go looking for things every time I want to exercise. I am planning my recreational time for tonight--knitting while catching up on some TV shows with kitties and boyfriend.
My plan for now through Sunday: finish getting Scrivener and my synopsis/outline set up. Not sure if I will finish the outline by then, but I will have it done by next Wednesday. I will exercise at least twice between now and Sunday (yes, I could do more, but I'm trying to avoid that overwhelm thing). I will finish the list of mini areas for house cleaning. That's probably enough. Slow and steady, right? Right!