One of my goals for the week ending was to resume blogging. I’ve done that. I’ve written my blog post due dates on my calendar. I posted Friday and today. My schedule will be Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The second was to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. I set up my profile and my project. I joined and became active in a cabin. Yesterday Camp NaNo launched. I wrote. Yay! My goal for July’s Camp NaNo is 20,000 words. Definitely a reasonable number.
I have three goals for next week.
Continue working on my Camp NaNo story. I’d like to have at least 4,000 words by bedtime Tuesday 7/5.
Work out at least four days-aerobic component all four days, weight machine work out on three of those days concentrating on upper body.
Add a blog post Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Did you meet your goals for this past week? If not what can you do differently to meet your goals? What’s on your calendar for the upcoming week? What project most excites you right now?
Yes, I know it’s a weed. I know most people cringe when they see them in their yards. But, I think it’s pretty, happy, joyous even. That yellow shouts “Spring!” And, it makes me happy. Color me weird.
What does a photo of a dandelion in my yard have to do with my April goals? Well, other than the bright, happy color makes me smile, dandelions are tenacious, strong, stubborn. In short, they never give up. Ever. Mow them down? Sure. They are back the next day.
That’s my motto for my goals. So I didn’t meet my goals for March. I learned from them. And I’m still here. Strong. Stubborn.
I carried over my weekly word count goal, but set more concrete dates. I also carried over revising the short story I’m working on. I’m letting go of the nonfiction piece for a couple of months.
Add 3k words per week to my WIP due on April 9, 16, 23, 30
Blog posts due on April 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
So at the beginning of the year I tasked myself with posting two blog posts per week with an eye to evaluate my progress mid-year and hopefully increase my posting frequency. Yeah, I’m not there yet. But I refuse to give up no matter how tired and lazy I become.
One tool I use, although not enough, is Evernote. I love that I can use it across platforms. I’m not sure anyone has fully tapped its versatility.
As soon as I post this blog I’m going to open my goals that I already set up in Evernote, evaluate where I am on each one, whether I want to keep each goal or not, and tweak the timetables on the ones I’m keeping. And maybe add one or two.
In the spirit of Earth Day, here’s a picture of my border collie, Jack, on a trail in Cane Ridge Park.