Monday, February 14, 2011

Goals for the Week - 2/14/10

This past week was exhausting. In fact, this whole school year has been pretty exhausting. I know I just recently had a 3-week break, but I am already counting down to Spring Break in April...and then the end of the school year. These kids are working me.

Ok, let's recap.

Goals for the week of 2/7

*Finish reading this book. I have someone waiting for it, I need to stop lagging
I ended up taking a sick day in the middle of the week and devoting a chuck of it to relaxing on the couch and actually finishing a book. I read Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt. It was really cute. 

*Take even small opportunities to write. Even if I have only a few minutes, that's still enough to revise a few paragraphs
I did this, and it felt good. I need to keep this in mind...even a few minutes of writing is a few minutes more than what I had.

*Continue with my goals to revise and send out ch 1-11
I am pretty desperate for feedback on my chapters, so I sent them to three of my friends to read. I'm feeling really stuck, and two of these readers are spanking new to my story, so I'm hoping that their feedback will give me some direction. 

*Outline revisions for the rest of the ms
I was going to do this, but I'm waiting until I get my feedback. I have a rough outline, but I sort of hate where it's all going, so I'm going to hold off until I hear back from my readers.

I did start working on an outline for my next project, though. I didn't want to just sit around and not do anything while I waited to hear back, so I started outlining the new thing. It doesn't suck yet, which it lots of fun.

Goals for the week of 2/14

*Continue to outline New Project while I wait for my feedback.
*Continue taking even small opportunities to get things done. This needs to become a habit.
*Read another book. It's not that hard. I have awesome books checked out from the library, and I really want to get through them.
*Use my day off on Friday to get some major work done - either on the outline or on my WIP, depending on if I have heard back from my readers.

I think this week's goals are pretty reasonable. I'm starting off this week sick and in a bad mood, so it's good to have some things I know I can cross off. 

Best of luck to everyone working toward your goals this week! You can do it!


  1. I know you're waiting for my feedback! I'm hopefully going to start on it tonight. Last week ended up being a bust. I didn't get any revising or critiquing done! And somehow I'm like a week behind on TV. How did this happen? I'm sorry. I plan to be more productive this week!

  2. You caught up!

    And g'luck for next week. You can do it!

  3. Good luck accomplishing the goals!

  4. I'm apologizing for taking forever with your chapters! I had a google docs fail so now I have to retype all my comments on what I read and then continue reading. I'll try to get it back to by Friday.