On that note, we had a fantastic WIBIJ game! For those of you who don't know, WIBIJ is a scavenger hunt game designed to get new traffic to deserving blogs, and to relieve some stress by HAVING FUN. I have to say, that for me, WIBIJ has been super rewarding. I love having something concrete to work on that actually has an endpoint. You know, as apposed to the revisions that I've been working on. And I have tons of fun watching the game unfold. The next WIBIJ game starts on Wednesday May 5th at 1:00 PM EST and runs for a full 24 hours. And there will be prizes for the winners. PRIZES! Isn't that refreshing? A contest where you have to perform to win!! So mark your calendars, and take a look at the previous races--even try one or two, and see if it's something that would be fun for you. Join in! It can't hurt to try!
Last week there was a fabulous Friday Feature, with Shannon O'Donnell, a truly lovely writer! Check it out, if you missed it! And, thanks to everyone who left comments and questions for Shannon--what a fun day. And welcome to all the new followers! I'm still trying to catch up on blog commenting, but I'll be by when I can! This Friday, I'm welcome the fantastic Larissa to my Friday Feature. It'll be a blast--be sure to stop by here and ask her a question!
Last week, I also tried Geocaching with my family--and what FUN!! We romped around our town forest, GPS in hand, calling out to each other. Talk about many alpha dogs trying to lead the way! :) Organized chaos! And when we arrived on scene, we had to really hunt for the container of prizes, since our GPS wasn't exact. It even led us away from the cache at one point. We had to use our gut to tell us where that cache was. It reminded me of this revision. I know I'm in the proximity, I just need to zero in on how to get there. Use my gut. Listen to my GPS (my crit partners) and trust what they tell me. Keep at it until I find the cache, no matter how frustratingly long it takes. And, mostly, listen to and trust my gut. I'm geocaching until this revision is done. And getting out my compass this week to make sure I'm getting back on track.
So, goal for the week:
To come up from my hibernation--prompted by trying to process feedback, and vacation with my kids--and to look at the revision with a fresh eye. To jump in yet again!
What are your goals for the week? Have you geocached? How do you come out of writing hibernation?
And, if you want some coworkers to help you get your goals accomplished this week, check out Tina's unplugging schedule. Connect with another writer at Tina's 'office'!