These are my goals for my Row80, the first round of the New Year, and my first round ever! (For more on Row80, follow the link.)
1 – I will use the Dvorak keyboard layout exclusively by February. This will cut my writing in half, at least at first. I am making this change in order to extend my years of typing life. I do not anticipate that this change will take too long, as I am using it to write this post. And yes, it is a painfully slow process, as I started working with it yesterday. I got the idea from Holly Lisle’s blog (which I love, incidentally).*
2 – I will finish the first draft of my current WIP, likely getting it to 80-90k words, though it could run to 100-120k, as it’s a fantasy (though I have no idea how I’ll do that, given how painfully slow I’m typing this post. What in the world have I gotten myself into??!!) That equals 500-750 words/day, not counting worldbuilding.
3 – I will blog at least 1x/week, plus two Row80 check-ins, and post one book review/month.
4 – I will be on twitter 6 days/week, 2x/day, to continue building my network, and FB as I remember to do it. 😀
5 – I will allow myself to work on my other book if the spirit moves me.
* Conversion is easy on a Mac – go to system preferences/language and text/input sources and choose “Dvorak”. It will show up next to the battery monitor at the top of the screen. Then you can go here for a tutorial.