It’s that time of the week again! I’m going to do it a little different today, just to make it easier for me, I won’t lie, so, here is how it all went…

*Write a short story, focusing on quality rather than quantity – Well, this is a little complicated now, as I had started a piece, but I decided to change it and now it is looking more like a novel than a short story from what I have of it. However, I have found an old piece that I will be rejuvenating and hopefully sharing with you very soon.

*Write something towards my novel everyday – I suppose due to my ambiguity on this one, I can say that I have achieved it this past week, as I have technically written towards it, in view of writing it. I have tweaked the first novel a little to make it more accessible to those who judge books on the first few pages, and I have been making detailed plans for the sequel. Rather than focus on word count I have decided instead to write up a plan for each individual chapter, and to set myself an outcome that will lead nicely into the third and final book.

*Make time to finally finish ‘The Twelve’ – This has not happened, and let’s face it, it won’t be happening in the next few days. Soon I have three weeks off so I hope to finish that and many others over the break!

*Keep up with University reading/prep work – This has been a work-in-progress. I have made myself a flexible time table and if I stick to it this week then I should be all caught up and on track for another round of firsts.

*Commit to my yoga practise – Okay, okay, I’ll admit, I haven’t really tried too hard with this one, BUT my Davina DVD is coming out again, and I have a plan in the works in regards to exercise, yoga included.

*Stay mindful! – This is my only goal that I have stuck to completely, and it has been my favourite. It has been hard at times, but getting back to what is happening around me and using it as a way to conquer my feelings of self doubt – which there has been a lot of this week Β – Β has been greatly rewarding and worth the time I take out of my day to refocus myself.

There were times this week when I was ready to give up, to scrap everything that I have worked for these past couple of years, but with a little encouragement from my darling fiancΓ© I was able to see past the negatives that seem to be throwing themselves into my path, and now, with a little more resolve, I am going to conquer the world head on, whether they like it or not!

Good luck with your own goals, and I will see you on the 28th!

Spread the love & keep on reading!



11 thoughts on “#WriterRecharge Monday Update 3

  1. I’m sure I’m not the only one who nods when you talk about your short story begin to take on novel proportions. Oh well. Story ideas don’t always follow the plans we have for them, do they! πŸ™‚

    I wish you success with your goals in this final Recharge week, Bethanie. πŸ™‚

    1. Yesterday at our critique group we gave feedback to one person who at the end put their head in their hands and shied heavily. They said, “It’s suppose to be a short story and I just saw it go from 30,000 words to 65,000.” It took a while for their mind to wrap around the idea and we all had a good laugh. You’re in good company!

  2. Ha! I broke out some Rodney Yee Yoga DVD’s because I wasn’t finding any time to get to a yoga class. But some has to be better then none and I guess that applies to writing as well. Getting some words down is better than none:)
    You’re pretty amazing. Switching between your student brain and writer brain. That can’t be easy. Keep moving forward, it’s great stuff.

    1. Haha, thank you :)it is difficult, but I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have my writing as an escape!
      And you can’t beat a good exercise DVD πŸ˜‰

  3. If you EVER feel the need to ditch everything you have worked for — for the past few years?? Please get in touch with me. I have tried this a number of times and it won’t work. I will be happy to share with you WHY it won’t work if you ever need encouragement. Keep going, keep looking up and keep breathing deeply. Drink water and plant a tree. While doing those actions you will discover your mind is free once more of the clutter bogging it down. Best! You can do it!!!

    1. Thank you very much. I had received a bit of a horrible review and I felt really awful. But I am much better now, powering on! Thanks again πŸ™‚

  4. Glad you have people in your life that can encourage you to keep with it. πŸ™‚ So happy you’re doing the recharge with us this month. Even if you didn’t complete all of your goals, I would say mindfulness is the hardest, and you did it. Hope you finish the month out strong πŸ™‚

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