Do you know this year is almost half over? It seems as if I just put away Christmas decorations and changed over to my summer wardrobe. WordCount 2013 Blogathon starts in two days. It was changed to June this year. I am excited and I must confess, a bit anxious. I started the Ultimate Blog Challenge in April with some great ideas but by mid April I was facing some life challenges that made writing difficult. Final exams at school put added pressure on my time. It wasn’t long before I hadn’t written a blog post or worked on any other of my other projects. Soon, I had bronchitis that turned to pneumonia and spent a few days “vacationing” in the hospital.
I have missed writing. It is such an integral part of how I process and make sense of life. It is as if I were missing a friend who was away. I sometimes take the time I spend writing for granted. It seems mundane and at times, just a bit of a chore. Did I mention that I was taking an online writing course during all of this ? One of the things we did in the class was to set some goals and create a schedule for daily writing. As I recuperate and build back my strength, I am working on setting those goals and finding a daily writing that works in my life. I hope WordCount will help be get back on track.
How do you stay focused? Do you have any routines? What about goals?