ROW80 – Obviously it’s not my fault!

Lack of motivation? The start of the Olympics? Where can we lay the blame when things don’t go as planned? Because, obviously, it’s not my fault.



1. Read 10 books and watch 10 movies to keep me on track to hit 50 for the year. Watched – The Blind Side (One of those movies I’ve been meaning to watch for ages but didn’t get around to it until it was on telly last week – totally worth the wait, loved it) Total thus far =  3/10. Read – Yellow Cake by Margo Lanagan (A compilation of short stories. Loved some, hated some, but overall I like my shorts with a nifty twist at the end and these left me wanting) Total thus far = 4/10.

2. Keep exercising as often as possible (preferably 2-3 times a week). Ummm [hangs head in shame]… well… no. None. Zero. Zip. Not a one. There’s nothing else to say.

3. Write 5000 words a week on either of my two current projects. 1 word on Project 1 + 1817 words on Project 2 = 1818 words total. No that’s not a typo somehow I managed to add 1 word to my novel over the course of a whole week. I don’t know how that happened, so don’t ask. Obviously I was not even close to my goals. I did also write 696 words towards a short story, but still a complete and utter fail.

4. Complete one additional ‘Spring Cleaning’ project per week. Cleaned out both the kids wardrobes and sorted Son’s bookshelf. Thank god there is some light at the end of the tunnel!

5. Try and find some time in among all that to do some edits on Soul Hunter and send it out for another round of beta reading in prep for serious editing. I’m up to 17% so I completed another 7% this week, not a complete fail, but not the 10% I was hoping for either.


Not a great week by any stretch, but we all have those weeks don’t we? Don’t we? Please tell me we do.

As always I love hearing from you.

Jody Moller


9 responses to “ROW80 – Obviously it’s not my fault!

  1. I’ve been having a “week like that” for the past three weeks, lol. And that’s okay. The key is to still get a little bit done, if not the whole bit. Keep up the great work, Jody!

  2. I have weeks like that from time to time. They’re never fun, but as long as I get even a little done, I don’t beat myself up too badly.
    On the exercise and cleaning front, you could always try to combine the two. Throw on some loud music and turn it into an aerobic workout. That’s usually the only way I can get myself to clean anything.

  3. Blind Side is one of my favorite movies. I hesitated to watch it, as so many people said it reminded them of my family’s story–adopting our son who has grown into a gentle giant (although certainly not an athlete), but it rang true.

    Nice to meet you here, and I look forward to following your progress. 🙂

    • So far this week is looking no better from my end either, LOL. I’ll be happy for baby steps this week I think, really tiny ones! I hope you have a good few weeks ahead.

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