Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blown Away

I'm feeling like a dandelion, half blown apart and drifting on the wind.  It's already Sunday and time for the next ROW80 check-in?  And it's the half-way point.  Just past it, actually.

I think I have to acknowledge that I'm not getting anything done this round.  I'm spinning my wheels.  That happens to me a lot.  This time, I'm not going to give up and go into hiding over it, though.  I am going to make some adjustments.  If I have to adjust things every week until I find something that works, so be it.

I've started certification training as a Kaizen Muse Creativity Coach this week.  One of the things we'll be doing during training is working on a creative project of our own.  I am choosing to recommit to my story and find my way back into it.

My plans on how to do this may change as I go along.  For now, I'm going to use the novel engage tactic I learned from StoryWonk.  Each weekday, I will do something that helps me connect with and stay engaged with my story for at least 10 minutes.  Some of the things I plan to do:
  • Write part of the story
  • Work on the outline
  • Make playlists to write by or for characters or scenes
  • Find outfits for my characters to wear for particular scenes
  • Journal as a character
  • Work on a writing prompt to make it relate to my story
Thanks for all the words of encouragement, fellow ROW-ers!  You guys are what is keeping me from just putting the whole thing aside again until months from now I can't stay away any longer.  Thank you for helping me keep going!


Laura said...

You ARE making progress in many ways. Pretty soon you will be writing; hang in there. Life is unpredictable, and it's important for the long run to figure out what adjustments to make so you can stay in the groove.

Jayrod Garrett said...

Progress comes in various ways. Never doubt progress, cause this week you might make little in terms of the WIP, but what you learned this week may make next week amazing. Always keep learning!

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