Welcome to Saturday Check-in!
I'll be your host for this soiree going forward. I'd like everyone to give a big cheer of thanks for Alice. She's been maintaining the check-in with little fanfare for a long time now. Even when I didn't get time to actually, er, check-in, I was always happy to read about everyone's progress. Even a lack of progress was an inspiration to get motivated (guess I'm a glass half-full type after all). So, Thank You, Alice, for being a rock and posting 'most every Saturday! You deserve a break--though I hope you'll check-in with your own progress whenever you can.
Some of you may know that I've been going back and forth between two writing projects, trying to make a decision about which one to work on exclusively. As you can see by the graphic* at the top of the post, I've made my choice. And it isn't the one I thought it would be when I was at the writing retreat in February.
I imagine some people would think the logical choice would be the novel I've written the most words of so far. In this case, though, there's a different kind of logic at work in my head. Time away from the first project has given me a chance to see where I was going wrong and to envision a reworked (and hopefully stronger) beginning. Therefore, I'm going to concentrate my efforts on project #1 and power my way forward to the end.
Then I'll be free to go back and work on project #2. In a way, I'm a bit relieved to know I have something waiting in the wings so I'm not floundering for what to write next. I know I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, but I honestly feel that this is my year to finish what I've started.
Not only that, but since I've taken on the Saturday Check-in duties, I won't have an excuse to shirk reporting my progress--or lack thereof. Just a little added incentive to keep my fingers flying over my keyboard!
Your turn. Let us know how your week went! Share your good news and triumphs so we can applaud. Let us commiserate with you on your difficulties and maybe someone will have some words of wisdom that will lift your spirits. So, how'd it go?
ETA: Ooops! I forgot to add my goal for the coming week! To stay on (my own) track, I need to write a minimum of 7150 words this week. Check back next Saturday and see how I do!
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