ROW 80 Update – Keeping With The Beat

So I was successful in keeping with the editing process. So far there are two parts I highlighted and made notes on that basically it sucked and I had to go back and revise it when I was finished on my “seek & destroy” mission of editing all the unlikable parts of my WIP. I am up to page 104 of 188 and hope to be finished before the month is over.  I am off Monday, so a big chunk of time will go to this.

I went to a meeting Friday night and got my six-year coin.  😀  It was a proud moment.  It is an odd feeling not feeling right or comfortable in my own skin for most of my life and the first part of my sobriety.  But, as I shared Friday night, I realized, I am extremely comfortable in my own skin these days and really like who I am.

It is hard to explain to someone who doesn’t know what I mean.  I love me!  And not in that “look at me! look at me!” way. More like:  I am so comfortable with myself these days that I don’t have to pretend to be someone I am not to get people to like me.  I am being true to who I am and that is so important to propel forward in a positive way!

My Goals

  • Continue editing.  I am keeping with this goal.
  • Make meetings.  I made two AA meetings this week!
  • Triberr 2 – 3 times a week.  I did two this week.  I go down the whole page til I share all posts – it takes a while.
  • Comment on blogs.  I am not really doing this as much as I used to (I burned myself out).  But I am commenting on about ten – twenty blogs a week and try to comment on different ones.
  • Come up with a few ideas for my lagging “Flash Fiction Friday” posts. Truth is, I have had zero ideas wrapped in a blanket of nothing.

That’s what I got so far!  How are you coming along with your goals?

Take care and have an amazingly peaceful week!

Author: D. A. M. Steelman

I could get through life just fine quoting heavy metal lyrics.

14 thoughts on “ROW 80 Update – Keeping With The Beat”

  1. Darlene: there is a book I gave away during my blogoversary called The Write Brain. If you are dry on prompts, ths might help. There are thousands! Good for you for making your 6 year coin. And for making so much progress on your MS. Is it a novella?


    1. Hey Renee! The Write Brain. Sounds interesting.. I will probably buy it. Thanks on the 6 year props!! It is a novella.. it is about 55,000 words. I’m thinking e-book. Unless I can add another 10,000 – 20,000 words.


  2. Congrats on making six years. And on being comfortable with yourself – it’s not as easy as people think. I know it took me quite a while.
    All to say I’m not complacent with myself – I always find some areas that I want to nudge a bit


    1. Hey Mike! There are definitely areas in which I need improvement.. it’s funny, I am a work in progress working on my work in progress… I thank God every day for the gift of an open mind and the ability to be tolerable and patient……. you’re awesome, Mike. Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Congratulations on six years! That’s a big accomplishment!
    I may be the only person on the planet who does, but I really love the editing process. Such a time of growth. Enjoy!


  4. I love your positive attitude! I can’t help but think we should all have a mindset like yours. 🙂 Sounds like you’re making some great progress…this week my main goal was to post my blog entry on story templates, and I just did that today! It was a lot of work but worth it. I feel very accomplished indeed lol. 🙂 Have a great week!


    1. HI Wendy Lu! I hope you are doing so very well. Thanks for the great props! I really try to be positive because being negative never leads to good things, you know??
      Great job on getting your blog entry up.. I think it feels best when we accomplish something when we don’t feel like it.. Have a great week! 😀


  5. You go girl,keep it up. I like your goals. As for mine, I teach 7th grade and I want to read 20 books this summer (books for 7th graders) and so far I have read 3 and I am on track. I have made progress on a few others, too. Have a great day – make it count!


  6. Go Darlene… Huge BRAVO on the 6 yr coin! Quite an achievement. And I envy your progress on the MS… I’ve been away and have not done any for almost two weeks. I’m trying to catch up on bulging/emails etc first, then get back into it. Groan.

    I totally get you not feeling good in your own skin… and the wonder of learning how to find who you are and well…just being her. Feeling that is enough… good in fact. I’m, 40 and still struggle with it to some extent – mostly around acquaintances or strangers. Usually when small-talk is required. (Nightmare!) But I now have a small group who I feel accepted with and I learn to do the same as I age. You have to get some consolation for the wrinkles, right? 🙂


    1. consolation wrinkles.. absolutely! 😉 I hate small talk.. I suck at it and feel so awkward when I do make small talk… this is probably the biggest reason why I am so quiet most of the time…. thanks for the props by the way…slow and steady wins the race!!!

      have a great day, Shah…


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