Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Better Day

I think one day to wallow and be pitiful every six months is okay, but I'm over it now. I'm getting stuff done with the day job, I got a good night's sleep last night, and I met with my 50/50 challengers (students) today to discuss our progress.

Student challenge-Still got 21 out of 25 and then one of the dropouts (who dropped out this week) asked if he could make up the words and restart today. I said yes. I also told the dropouts they'd still be allowed to go to the party at the end of the challenge because they did make it about 2 weeks.

My own challenge- I'm still plugging away. Plus, in conjunction with the 100 words a day for 100 days challenge, I'm also signing up for a 301 words a day for 31 days challenge in the month of October with my local Austin RWA chapter. I know, I'm a glutton for punishment!

My writing- I've decided to just take things one step at a time. I think yesterday I was overwhelmed. So last night and tonight I'm typing up the 25 pages I wrote on the retreat. Then this weekend I'm going to continue and try to finish the TCAFS draft again. I decided I am entering this in the GH and so that is going to be my priority now. Also, this weekend I'll take a look at my business plan and revamp it according to my latest challenges (difficulties, not writing challenges). I've got so many stories playing in my head and so many things I want to do from the business side of writing, I MUST reorganize!

Thanks for rallying around me and helping me get back on my writing feet.


Kit Frazier said...

Oh, Lex. Teaching is hard. If it wasn't, everyone would do it. And the same can be said for writing. Keep your chin up, write when you can, and tell Caitlin I said hello.

Lexi said...

Thanks, Kit. Now if I could only get rid of these allergies, life would be perfect again!

Heather said...

You are woman, hear you roar! Bravo woman - you've got a great plan there. I'm glad things are looking up. Whenever things start going badly for me I get online and look at my biorhythm chart and it always makes me feel better to see those wonderful up and down curves. It reminds me that I may be at the bottom right now but soon I'll be back on top. :-)

Lexi said...

Heather, sometimes it's all we can do to take it one step/ page at a time. But I'll get there because I'm too stubborn not to!