As I mentioned the last time, I'm going to do a check-up of my goals and see how I'm faring. So.... these are my goals. Comments are in red. Comments from the previous Goal Review in black.
I want to finish Doorways before 30 June.
Not likely, since I have to depend on Crit Partners for edits. I'm approximately halfway now.
Definitely not happening. I'm about 2/3 of the way through, but that last third won't happen in a day. I have since moved my deadline to 31 August.
I will query Doorways on 1 July.
Can't decide if this will happen.
Won't happen until Doorways has been beta read. And I'm still waiting for my CPs to finish with it.
I want to finish the WiP2 rewrite by 30 September.
Will start in July.
Honestly I've only been thinking of it in the quickest of ways. Still, I really want to finish this rewrite, which means that I have to start in the near future.
I want to finish the Don't Look Back draft by 31 December.
Not sure when I will start this, but no later than October.
This hasn't changed.
I want to finish at least one draft of the musical libretto by 31 December.
Working on this every week, but since I had no idea of the work involved, I think this one won't make it.
This has fallen by the wayside as well, because both me and my co-writer have been very busy since the last time I did the review.
I might want to look at Guardian again.
If I have time, I will.
Still depending on whether I have time, but might not happen because I have two new WiPs in the pipeline. Not ideal, but the muse wants what the muse wants.
I want to read more (crit partners' manuscripts don't count).
I'm trying to read at least one book a week. But I am definitely reading more.
Admittedly, I've been struggling with this since I started working full time. When I'm not working, I'm editing, writing, drawing, writing, blogging.... basically almost everything except reading.
I want to read Shakespeare, Austen and Martin.
So far, I've read two Jane Austen books. Still gathering courage for the rest of them.
Jane Austen books finished so far in this year: Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Sense & Sensibility (yesterday). Taking a break now because she takes too much concentration. I think it's time for me to hunt down and buy my first Game of Thrones book. Or maybe I'll wait until I have my kindle.
Auditions, auditions, auditions.
One audition so far.
Was invited to another one, but none of the characters spoke to me. I'm not taking on practices if I'm not even really interested in the character I'm playing.
I want to master at least intermediate cooking.
Let me put it this way... I'll be able to feed myself on more than bread or takeaways.
I'll definitely feed myself, although I mainly take care of breakfast, now.
I want to spend more time designing.
Haven't even looked at my designs yet. Feeling terrible about it, but I just need to finish Doorways first.
Still the same, but I have been drawing again, which is a good start.
I want to brush up on my French and Mandarin (at least one of the two) and take another language.
Lacking time and money. I'll look at this again in the second half of the year.
Not lacking the money, but time is even more scarce than before.
I want to take classes in a musical instrument. Either piano or guitar.
Went to my first guitar lesson last week.
Still doing guitar, but full time work is making it difficult for me to find practice time.
I also want to get out more next year. Cabin fever never did suit me.
Still working on this, but I think I am getting better at getting out of the house.
Definitely getting out more, but not as much as I'd like to. Maybe I should take my next edits with me to a restaurant or something...
Since I achieved four goals in 2011, I want to achieve six in 2012.
Looks like I'm on course for six. But I definitely want to try for more.
Yikes. Looks like I'll only get five done now. Still, that's better than last year.
Have you reviewed your goals recently? How are you faring?