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Accountability Post...So It Begins

Thank you so much to everyone who agreed to help keep me accountable! Now I feel more compelled to do things so I have a positive report today. I'm going to try to remember to make periodic accountability posts. Please feel free to post your own To Dos or Ta Das, so we can all rally for encouragement and cheerleading.

I'm also trying to stay on the Habitica.com wagon. It's a fun game where you gamify your habits and to do lists. You get a little character to eventually be a warrior, mage, rogue, or healer. I was a rogue first and have recently started over as a warrior. It helps me a lot when I stick with it. If that's something that interests you, let me know and I'd be happy to add you to my party there as well.

Today is a write-in day, so I'm going to get back on my writing schedule. If anyone wants to join us for writing sprints, we'll be in my Write Now chatzy room from 10 am – 12 pm US Central time. I'm revising my novel and have made it through Chapter 13, which is about a third of the book. I'm hoping to finish revision by the end of March, so I really need to stick with it. That's one of my top-priority goals right there.

I had my IRL writers' group last night, and one of our members encouraged me to submit more of my novel for feedback. I've shared the first couple of chapters but kind of felt like I should just finish revision and have someone beta the whole thing when I'm done. He said he was interested in reading more though, so I've now submitted through Chapter 4 for feedback from them. I'm nervous-excited to see what they say, because this is as polished as I can get it right now. I still worry that it's going to be too long, so hopefully they'll give some feedback on what needs to be cut.

My other goal for today is to get back to decluttering. I'll check-in throughout the day in the comment sections to report what will hopefully be lots of progress.

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adoptedwriter
Feb. 3rd, 2017 01:06 pm (UTC)
Yay for writers groups! I LOVE mine! (I go next Sunday.) Can't wait!!!
ahavah
Feb. 3rd, 2017 01:13 pm (UTC)
Yay indeed! I'd missed mine the last couple of months. We only meet once a month, so I was glad to get back to it. The next one falls on Eden's birthday, but I think I may have to go anyway. I'm tired of missing them!
ahavah
Feb. 3rd, 2017 06:33 pm (UTC)
So far today I've done my Friday morning write-in, where I revised 2.5 chapters. I'm working on revising Ch. 15 atm.

I'm about to get off my butt and start doing actual housework. I've been lying around too much lately, so time to get back to culling and cleaning.
eleblack
Feb. 8th, 2017 04:08 pm (UTC)
Hey! Hit or miss wasn't satisfying enough as an answer so I came here to check :P

First of all I am so sorry about your loss :( It's true, these moments make you realize what really matters to you in your life and forget about all the irrelevance that surrounds you.
But I am also relieved to see that you are jumping back up with the accountability and writing and Habitica projects! Sounds great.

I didn't know about Habitica btw, I will definitely check it out, although I'm not sure it will work on me! If I do become a regular user I will let you know
ahavah
Feb. 9th, 2017 11:17 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much! You say it so much more eloquently than I did.

I hope you like Habitica! I keep forgetting to update it, honestly, and accidentally killing myself. But working on my memory is one big goal anyway, so I try not to give up. My girls are in my party with me, and we use it for household tasks and homeschooling. It's a cool thing to do with them.
eleblack
Feb. 9th, 2017 03:57 pm (UTC)
It really is! I would love it if my mum arranged something like that for/with me :)
I am actually used to a different task managing method so, although it may be hard to believe, I have to find a way to make Habitica fit into my habits (LOL)
I assume it will turn out to be more useful in spring when I start going out running again. I tend to give up on those sessions whereas it's important for my health and diet.
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