I know it’s officially a ROW80 break – Round One is over, and Round Two won’t begin until Monday, April 3….but, since I set my goals by month as well as by round, and since I was rather busy out of the house on Wednesday and Thursday, and playing catch-up on many things Friday and Saturday, I missed my midweek post.
All that said, I’m here today to update for the week, and help myself get centered for the week in progress…I’ve got 6 days left of March, and some goals that are rather important for me to meet before April gets here…and I’m feeling an intermittent panic I tell myself is unreasonable, since these are personal goals, and lives don’t depend on them. But, still – I know why I set them, and how other goals will be complicated if I don’t finish certain things…
Then once more.
I think that’s better.
Do you ever find yourself in a position like this, where the things you’ve “assigned” yourself seem to be piling up, and your progress creeping along?
If so, how do you deal with the feeling?
Note: Goals I engaged with during the past week are detailed in this update. For complete lists, see the links below.
Round One goals (updating later today)
2017 Goals (updating later today)
Foul Deeds Will Rise (Trueborn #2): Reread existing material; complete draft (10/50 scenes). Write 6,666 words/week till complete (by March 31). Primary goal – adapted. Scene 44/50 in progress; 3,775/6,666.
Kifo Island: Complete The Story Toolkit for April novel; flesh out with pages from The Writer’s Coloring Book. Flesh out AeonTimeline. File new series bible materials. Primary goal adapted. Antagonist Character Arc: p. 7/7 in progress (3/3 arcs); Overall: Step 8/22 in progress.
Short Stories: “Miss Spider and Mister Fly”; Complete edits. Secondary goal. I’m all set until the copy editor goes through my story; not before the end of round, so calling this COMPLETED!
“Miss Spider and Mister Fly” (for Dark and Bitter anthology): follow up with editors as needed. Primary goal COMPLETED!
#atozchallenge: Complete and schedule all posts by March 31; make page on shanjeniah.blog; write theme reveal post and schedule for reveal date still TBD (keep eyes open for this). Secondary goal. Adapted goal: Have all materials scheduled and ready to launch by March 18. All posts are scheduled; will be going back to add link for Theme Reveal, and Mindful Monday branding to B,H,N, and T posts (part of my scheduling goal, below); (and daily during April to add the #atozchallenge links as they appear.)
Blogging Features: Continue biweekly Mindful Monday and Skywatch Friday posts, as well as weekly #SoCS, #8sunday, WIPpet Wednesday, and Weekend Coffee Share posts. Develop rough schedule to pre-produce April posts where possible; have all drafts in website interface or Scrivener by March 31. Tertiary goal. I have a schedule for how to proceed; WIPpet completed. Set aside weekend posting for this week, too – I’m focusing on drafting and plotting, because I really want these two tasks finished by month’s end.
- Resets/reorganizations: study, family room, bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Complete three 27 thing flings each room, each week. One 27 thing fling on porch and/or yard each week. 33 General Hometending rounds weekly. Secondary goal. General: 27/33; Kitchen; living room; study; bedroom; bathroom completed: 3/3. Porch: 1/1.
My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week. Primary goal. Conversation; planning; TV and movies; canoodling; flirting; and a rare storm of tempers lost and reconciliation reached.
Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired. Secondary goal. Write- in. Coffee/lunch date with writing friend Wednesday. Couples’ workout Thursday. Welcome to Night Vale Live Show with my daughter in April. Plans to go swimming and to the Saratoga Battlefield soonish. Planning for Unschoolers Rock the Campground.
NNWM local group: Interact regularly, in person and online; participate actively in critique group. Tertiary goal. Discussed currently queued posts with authors; write-in; online chatter.
- Paying it Forward: Offer beta reading, reviews, and promotional posts for other writers. Side goal. Behind on beta read; will get to that this week.
Journal six mornings and four evenings each week. Meditate six mornings and three evenings weekly. Primary goal. Morning: 6/6 journal/ meditation. Evening: 2/4 journal; 1/3 meditation.
Get a cumulative total of at least 99 minutes moderate physical activity 5 days weekly; 111 minutes (1 hour, 51 minutes) twice weekly, and 9 hours of more strenuous activities (tai chi, swimming, hiking, cardio, weights, etc.). Secondary goal. 99 minutes: 5/5; 111 minutes: 2/2; Strenuous: 4 hours, 20 minutes /9 hours; tai chi.