It seemed like a good idea to look back at my goals. After doing so, I can see I may well need to adjust them, sometimes for good reasons, sometimes not so good. As a refresher, here they are:
1. Work an hour a week setting up the “author platform” of Twitter, Facebook, new blog, Goodreads.
2. Post at least 250 words at least once a week (not including ROW 80 check-in posts).
3. Spend at least two hours a day on writing, research, outlining; no external distractions.
4. Plan/outline 2 new essays.
5. Revise 4 essays already written.
1. I have begun to create an author platform, but some parts of it are pretty barren. I’m going to increase the time I spend on that per week to two hours.
2. I have accomplished this goal every week, and have done more than one post on one week. ☺
3. I do work at writing or related tasks roughly two hours a day; I find the snail’s pace irritating as heck, especially when I compare myself to folks writing NaNoWriMo words counts. I know, don’t compare; but I’m an academic and have spent my life getting grades.
4. I have finished one new article draft. I have turned in a book proposal.
5. I hope that at least two of the revised articles will happen during this round, but I’m pretty sure not all four will be journal ready. I am going to revise that goal to two revisions.
I’m going to add a goal of one book review a week on my blog. I owe several people reviews; also, I bought several past and present ROW80 compatriots’ books and short stories. The reading and writing of reviews helps the process.
I am going to add a tiny exercise goal of fifteen minute a day walk with my dogs, and hope to add time to it. My dogs are a Standard Poodle and a Weimaraner, 50 and 100 pounds respectively, so walking them is truly exercise. I’ve been lazy lately and taken them to the dog park, so it’s time I got back into walking them. I’m on the edge of the pool about joining the Life List folks. I need to start thinking about goals for the next year, which is hard for someone who is grateful to get through a day without incident.