I set goals for the year and promised to update monthly. More or less. I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo right now, so every minute I’m updating this blog, I’m not moving toward my goals with revising my novels, so I’m going to do a truncated check in:
My specific tasks for March were:
- Finish the re-plotting of what was formerly book two into book two and three. Done.
- Keep plugging away on the edits for book one. Almost no progress.
- Write the fight scene I keep procrastinating on. Started it twice. Ended up writing a fight scene for book five instead of book four…
- Write at least four blog posts about things I like instead of rants or critiques. Only managed two! But I also posted a little less often than usual.
- Draw something. Failed miserably.
My bigger goals for the year are:
- Write more, rant less. I mostly did well on this, though the craziness in Indiana and Arkansas (and other places) near the end of the month pushed me more into ranty than I’d like.
- Take care of myself. Did mostly well on this one.
- Enjoy time with friends. I did enjoy the time we spent, but didn’t make much effort to do more than the usual sorts of get-togethers.
- Paint, draw, and make music. The closest I came was making a few new playlists.
My specific goals for April are:
- Complete Camp NaNoWriMo: specifically, write 25,000 words worth of scenes to make 2 and 3 work as separate books, finish re-arranging the subplots for subsequent books in the series.
- Finish draft two of the Cthulhu Ponies map.
- Run episode three of the Cthulhu Ponies game.
- Complete layout and upload that book to the on-demand publisher.
- Write at least two blog posts about things I like, rather than ranting about things that outrage me.
When I set my goals for this year, I pledged to continue the things I thought worked last year, which includes posting regular updates. It’s a new month, so here the next report! Like last year, each goal is paired with some specific tasks based on the notion of trying to replace a bad habit with a good one.
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When I set my goals for the year in 2014, I also committed to doing regular updates. Just about every month I met that commitment. I also felt as if I accomplished more of my goals last year than usual, and I suspect that making the regular reports helped keep me focused on the goals, so I’m doing it again.
Last year each goal was paired with some specific tasks based on the notion of trying to replace a bad habit with a good one. This year’s goals continue that idea and include extending the success of some of last year’s.
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When I set my goals for the year, I said I’d do regular check-ins. And for the first ten months I did. I wound up not posting an update on my goals in the first week of November because during November I was working on NaNoWriMo, determined to get 50,000 words into the next novel in that month. Since last year I had posted two or three updates on my NaNoWriMo progress during the month, I figured I would do the same this year, and maybe sneak in a little bit about the over all goals.
But I only did two updates about my NaNoWriMo progress, and neither of them talked about the rest of the goals.
I tried to set very concrete steps for achieving my goals. Inspired by a friend’s suggestion, I tried to identify a better habit to replace each bad habit. So, here’s the check-in for both October and Novemeber:
When I set my goals for the year, I said I’d do regular check-ins. We’re nearly two weeks into a new month, so I ought to check in.
I tried to set very concrete steps for achieving my goals. Inspired by a friend’s suggestion, I tried to identify a better habit to replace each bad habit. So how am I doing? Read More…