The WIP Wednesday that…wasn’t

“Uh, S.J., weren’t you like, totally supposed to post something on Wednesday?”

You’re absolutely right, dear reader, I totally was supposed to post yesterday! Except, I’ve come to a conclusion. And that conclusion is that I suck at posting on Wednesdays.

While we’re on the topic, I’m also not great at posting on Thursdays. In fact, I think I suck MORE at posting on Thursdays but hey, today I’m making the effort so that’s got to count for something, right?

I have a few theories as to why this is, at least with regards to Wednesday. Here at the Household of Many Names, my family has started a new rule: everyone devotes at least one night a week to cook. Everyone has a set day. Because there are only four of us, (and OK, because I actually LIKE cooking) I decided to claim both Monday and Friday. If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll see I have a recipebook board with over 500 pins. I update this board daily, partly because I’m stocking up to keep my dishes fresh so no one at the House of Many Names gets bored, and partly because I’ve become a total foodie.

What’s that got to do with the price of straw bags in Nassau? Not a hell of a lot, but I do find myself with significantly less energy after cooking, despite my enjoyment of the process. So I have a few options. I can either try to get my WIP Wednesday up before I start cooking, or I can eliminate WIP Wednesday altogether and only post my ROW80 progress on Sunday. This worked really well for me last year, so I’m leaning towards that option.

However, because I didn’t post at all on my progress during the first week of ROW80, I wanted to make the effort to do so before the end of the week. Most ROWers post an update twice a week, I know I won’t be able to keep up with that schedule, but for this week only I will attempt to do so.

So far, I’ve:

Completed 3 Critical Character Profiles. – I have 3 more to go.

Since I stupidly did not post the rest of my goals, because I somehow got the notion that I would be able to pull of a miracle in the space of the first week of ROW80 (something I’ve done many many times in the past and am only just learning NOT to do), here are my goals for the remainder of April:

Complete the last three Critical Character Profiles (Goal: 15/04/12)

Complete Critical Conflict Worksheets (Goal: 17/04/12)

Complete Time and Place Worksheets (Goal: 21/04/12)

Complete Culture Worksheets (Goal: 24/04/12)

Hope everyone is doing well with their ROW80 Round 2 Goals. To find out more about the writing challenge that knows you have a life, or join in the fun, click here.


4 thoughts on “The WIP Wednesday that…wasn’t

  1. Okay, I so want to see you worksheets 🙂 I’m always looking for new ways to plan…one day I’ll find the process that works for every story. I hope 🙂

    Good solid goals SJ, wishing you all the best with them!

    1. Raelyn, the worksheets are from Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways course.

      Hah-I’ll be happy if I can find the process that works for *this* story! It’s been kicking my ass for about three years now. 😉 Though, since I’ve declared my commitment to the story, the sailing has been smoother. Thank you so much for the well wishes and for stopping by!

  2. SJ, the reason we have a little flexibility in posting is because they know how much we may need it! I am totally late with my posts sometimes (like this week) and that’s okay. But it looks like you are making good progress. Keep it up! And just make some goals to get posted on Wednesday, but remember as long as you are making progress you’ll be awesome!

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