WIP Wednesday: Getting Back On Track

November fried my brain. I knew December would be devoted to decompressing, and then getting amped back up for the holidays. So now it's January and time to get back into the swing of things.

My word count on fiction projects for 2010? Zilch.

So far, most of my time has been spent getting into the routine of writing articles for Examiner, promoting said articles, and working on my other websites (Indie Collective, styleFLASH & Outstanding Ink) as well as giving this one a bit of a facelift.

At the end of 2009, I toyed with the idea of re-opening my online boutique (I was a jewelry designer/knitter/crocheter for a long time). Who am I kidding?! I barely have time to sleep these days.

I'm starting to discover that I may very well be a workaholic. I can't seem to turn my brain off at night. The cogs keep turning, going over article ideas, stories I want to write, emails I need to send, etc.

So, the fact is, I haven't written anything new, other than articles. But at least I'm still writing. Unfortunately, the perfectionist in me isn't happy with that!

So, I've decided to take part in Inkygirl's 500 Words A Day Challenge!

The good news? I've been here before. Last year, I started my Writer's Accountability Chart and this week, I've been slowly getting back into the routine of not only using it, but using my blank board as motivation to work toward checking off some of the categories daily.

500 Words was one of my targets, and although I'd like to do more (told you…workaholic/perfectionist), I need to be realistic. With everything else that's going on, 500 words of fiction (on top of whatever daily articles I produce) seems like a good fit for now.

So, what are your writing goals for 2010? Or your life goals even? Besides reading and writing more, I'd like to write some letters, spend more time with family & friends, and continue to strive for my dreams.

If you’re a writer participating in WIP Wednesday, post a link to your blog in the comments!

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3 comments to WIP Wednesday: Getting Back On Track

  • Jenn  says:

    I had no idea you had so many projects going on! You are one fine juggler. Good luck with adding more fiction to the mix.

    • Mary  says:

      I try – I think once I get a schedule going things won’t be as crazed. It keeps me on my toes, that’s for sure! Thanks Jenn!

  • Katey  says:

    I definitely feel you on the workaholic/brain not turning off thing. Even when I was trying to decompress from writing my last huge thing, the next thing was snowballing on me, whether I wanted it or not. Good god.

    500 a day is an admirable goal– I hope I can come close to it myself. I meant to make some goals for the year, like I did last year, since it was fun to compare. But I mostly just want to write constantly.

    That’s a goal, right? Er, right!
    .-= Katey´s last blog ..WIP Wednesday slides in under the line =-.

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