Slow Curve Ahead

By Kathrese McKee | ROW80

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When your travels take you into unknown territory, it pays to watch the warning signs. Life has skidded onto the shoulder, so I’m taking heed of the signs saying I need to slow down. Obsessive working is one of the signs, so even if goals are met, I press on like I’ve still got fifty million things to accomplish before tomorrow. Sometimes, this obsessive behavior makes me miss my goals because I get too focused on one project.

Writing is a passionate occupation, but the warning signs of obsession are clear. So, I’ve chosen to give myself a mini-vacation, of sorts. Every goal gets cut  or cut in half for two weeks so I can walk away for hours at a time and focus on other things like home and family.

I hope to have found a new sense of balance by the time school starts two weeks from tomorrow. Then, we’ll start a new routine with a fresh outlook.

How do you establish balance between work and your family life?

ROW80 Progress

I’m on a Monday to Sunday work week, and I only post accumulated word count on Sunday evening.

  • Goal 1 – Complete 4,000+ words/week for Twin Kingdoms (2000 for the week)*
  • Goal 2 – Complete one post for Christ’s Reflections (No)
  • Goal 3 – Complete one post for (No.)
  • Goal 4 – Complete two posts for (Done.)
  • Goal 5 – 4 tweets/day (Check.)
  • Goal 6 – 2 comments/day on other blogs (Check.)
  • Goal 7 – Read one non-fiction book/week (Yes.)

*Sunday only – Word count as of today is 64,492.

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Kathrese McKee

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Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

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