Goals for the week of 2/14
*Continue to outline New Project while I wait for my feedback.
I didn't do this as much as I wanted to. My grandma's birthday party took up my whole weekend, and there was a lot of prep involved there, too. So I didn't do very much here.
Sorta. I could have done better. But I'll cross it off anyway.
I actually read TWO books! Oooh, actually two and a HALF. Look how I went above and beyond that goal! I'm still only at 8 for the year, though. Compared to past years, that's downright embarrassing.
*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.
Ugh. I did NOT do this, really. I mean, I got a lot done on Friday. But it wasn't writing. I read an entire book and then worked a lot on getting favor bags ready for the birthday party, and doing general last-minute preparations, which took way longer than I was expecting. (I'm really learning that EVERYTHING takes way longer than I expect. I need to start adjusting my expectations.)
Goals for the week of 2/21
* Be productive today (I have the day off) Do SOMETHING worth reporting about on this blog. Write. Revise. Outline. SOMETHING. Don't just sleep in and stare at the dog
*I got feedback from one reader, so I need to start implementing her changes and brainstorm on ways to move forward from where I am
*Continue outlining New Project
*Read another book...try to get to 10 books by the end of February
*Start thinking about a reasonable and REALISTIC timeline for finishing (really finishing) this book
I'm looking ahead to March and only two of my weekend days are still free. For the whole month. Baby shower. Book signing. Health expo. Chaperoning a dance. SCBWI retreat. That doesn't count the days I work. And I'm sure it's just a matter of time before those other days fill up, too.
Guys, I love my life, but I'm exhausted. And over-stimulated. And DISTRACTED. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
And am I the only one who seems to take twice as long as I plan to actually get things done?
Have a great week, everyone! Good luck with your own goals!