My Round One goals reflect the fact that I never stop to sharpen my saw, which I believe comes from Steven Covey. I should be the poster child for the person who is too busy cutting down trees to stop to sharpen the saw, and therefore gets slower and slower at cutting down trees. The Round One plan is to put some time and effort into organizing and planning. I tend to rush into writing without thinking things through. While there are many people who can do that successfully, but I am not one of those people. Therefore, I am going to pull back and try to go more slowly.
Grounding mantra: Organize, plan, contemplate
- Work through Susan Bischoff’s blueprint series, which is based on Randy Ingermanson’s snowflake method (It starts here if anyone is interested in it)
- Continue to organize the dissertation files, which I swear reproduce at night.
- Report to my accountability partner every week.
- Write 750 words a day, whether musings, character profiles, or back story.
- Edit three pages a day of the dissertation.
- Walk at least forty minutes a day.
- Use the standing desk at least three hours a day.
- Keep current with medical appointments.
- Meditate daily.
- Draw once a week.
- Knit for at least a half-hour daily.
As always, these goals may well change as the Round continues, which is the beauty of the challenge. If you’re interested, you can find out more here.