Monday, March 28, 2011

Goals For the Week - 3/28/11

I had a pretty big realization this week. I really need to cut back on some of my obligations. If I really want to make progress, I need to get some stuff off of my plate. I was ridiculously busy again this week...and it feels like I'm ridiculously busy every single week. I'm looking at my Google calendar and I sorta want to cry because I have something going on almost every single day and I just wonder WHEN DO I GET TO WRITE.

So, any ideas on what I can cut out of my life? I'm serious here.

Goals for the week of 3/21
*Read a book
I read TWO! Whee! I read Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott and Where She Went by Gayle Forman. I devoured both of these pretty quickly. 

*Finish writing new beginning
Nope. I'm not going to lie, I didn't get anything done on this at all. 

*Get new Ch 1 nailed down to take to SCBWI retreat this weekend for critique
Another negative. I have some of it written, but I didn't get it in shape enough to bring it in for critique, which was a total bummer. 

Yeah, I hardly got anything done this week at all. I had something going on literally every single day after work. Annoying. 

Well, it wasn't all annoying. The SCBWI retreat was awesome...I'll blog about it later this week. 

So, that brings me to my goals for this week. This week is going to be INSANE. It's my last week before my 2-week Spring Break, I have grades due, and my brother-in-law is getting married this weekend and I'm in the wedding. I'll try to keep things simple. 

Goals for the week of 3/28
*Read a book
*Work on SOME ASPECT of my WIP for at least one hour on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. (Tuesday I work both jobs...from 7:30am to 11pm, Friday is the wedding rehearsal dinner, Saturday is the wedding)

Yeah, I'm not even going to be detailed about what I do. I just need to do SOMETHING. It's going to be that kind of week. 

The countdown to Spring Break is ON!


  1. Great idea about taking it easier on yourself when there's a ton of stuff you have to do that isn't writing related. It's frustrating, I know! But we can't beat ourselves up all the time and we have to have lives, too.

    I'm guilty of making crazy lists and then feeling horrible for not completing them. I'm learning!

    Good luck this week and have fun at the wedding!

  2. Glad the retreat was great. I find that my day job really cuts into my writing time, too. ;)

  3. Good luck with your goals! I feel your frustration with not having enough time to write--sometimes I just want to go lock myself away in a cabin in the mountains! :)

  4. I'm all for simplifying. There are only so many free hours in the day, and you need to spend that time doing what makes you happy.

  5. Dude, your week is so busy! Good luck with your goals--and have a blast at the wedding! Can't wait to hear your retreat recap :)