Thursday, February 24, 2011

ROW80 Check-In: 2/23/11

Well, I guess I'm back from my 'hiatus'...really just a two week rut.  No motivation whatsoever and swimming in self-doubt, I just couldn't seem to spend even an hour a day.  I had come up with a new idea and had started researching it, but then I started second guessing that too.  Now I'm not so sure if it's a good one or not...or I guess what I'm saying is that when I get stalled on how to transition the idea from research to the actual story, I just freeze.  So that's something I'm working on, hoping I can work through it in journaling.  That's one positive note...journaling.  I was watching the brilliant mini-series "Any Human Heart" on Masterpiece Classic (PBS) the other night and the main character in the film is a dedicated journal writer.  I was inspired! I have returned to the daily journaling.  Now, I think I'm going to do some brainstorming, decide if I still want to go with this story idea or come up with something else.  I'm also going to spend some of my daily time referring to some of my writing books to see if I can get some tips on transitioning from the research to building the story.  Still aiming for one hour per day.  We'll see how it goes.

On a positive note, regarding ROW80:  without this challenge, I would not feel accountable and old me would have just stayed in the rut.  ROW80 is holding me accountable and that in itself is just brilliant!

Note:  If you share your ideas for what motivates you, I will give you a virtual cookie. =O)  (the image don't lie)


  1. Writing challenges, that's my motivation and why I continually sign up even though I don't always succeed. Well, success is in the eye of the beholder. Even when I don't finish, I've moved forward and isn't that success?

    Much of what you are going through now I went through last year, so you are doing great. It might not seem so, but you are in a self-discovery phase. It's all about learning your own way. Journaling is perfect and what I've been doing.

    Just keep doing what you are doing and don't forget to tell yourself that you're doing good!

  2. Also I think I'm going to join ROW for round 2. I have it in my blog list, but if you can remind me when it gets closer so I can sign up, that would be helpful. :) Thanks.

  3. That's great that you want to join us! I will definitely remind worries. =O)


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