Friday, June 28, 2013

Goal Check: June 2013

Hey all! I still haven't had a chance to sit still and download those pictures, but I will be doing it this weekend. Definitely. Today I went to a chiropractor's appointment, so needless to say, I won't be moving around much.

In the meantime, since today is the last weekday of the second quarter, I'm going to check my progress on my goals.

Writing: 

Continue querying Doorways
Sold Doorways in March. Now editing. 

Finish the draft to Guardian
Will be working on this in July. 

Rewrite: 

Don't Look Back

(Working Title) Otto

(Working Title) Guardian

Maybe finish the draft sequel to DoorwaysUnlocking
All of the above postponed in favor of me writing two or more rough drafts while finishing the edits to Doorways. 

Reading: 

Just to read more. I'm going to go easy on myself and aim for 25 books for the whole year. Any genre or classification. Crits not included because I consistently fail to keep count of them. 

Currently at 30 books. Going strong to read 50+ this year. 

Life: 

Keep working on my voice. 
Doing this, but it's a bit difficult with the recent bout of flu's I've been getting. 

Get back to guitar lessons. 
This one's unlikely to happen. I'm just too busy at the moment. 

REALLY to take French and Italian, since it will be useful to my day job. 
Focusing on getting some reading done in French. Hopefully this will be enough to help me pick up the language. See above for why the lessons aren't happening. 

Exercise regularly. This includes activities like gymming, fencing, dancing, yoga or any combination of such activities. 
Started fencing and yoga. 

Eat and cook healthier food. 
Done. I'm pretty much at a point where I can say this a lifestyle. 

Make a point to meet more people with whom I have things in common. Sort of feeling tired of having my real life conversations ending in blank stares. 
Yeah... uhm... this one isn't quite happening yet. I really should get out more. Sigh. 

I also want to paint more. Maybe even finish an exhibition's worth of art?
This I want to do, but the fact that fencing is on the day I used to paint on complicates things. 

That's it from me. How are you doing with your goals? 

10 comments:

Julie Luek said...

Oh great goals. I always have more goals than time. I bought a mandolin a couple years ago and am a total slacker about making the time to practice, so that's always on the goals. Reading, both for learning and pleasure, always on the list. Sending off article queries so I can make some moola, again, always on the list. And getting outside more to hike, bike and kayak. I'm watching my summer slip away and feeling like I'm not sucking the marrow out of it as much as I can.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Wow. And there I was thinking I did too much. When my friends and family say anything about me doing too many things at once, I'm sending them to you!

Yolanda Renee said...

I love setting goals, and the fun of checking them off, thrilling!

Lots and varied are the way to go, you never know where life will take you or the opportunities you'll find along the way to achieve what you want!

I salute you and your list! Kudos and best wishes for a successful year!

Kelly Hashway said...

Sounds like you are doing well with your goals. I'm trying to draft two more novels, but I'm drowning in edits for myself and clients so I'm not sure if that's going to happen.

Pat Hatt said...

The food one is sure the way to be, nice to be able to check them off

Lexa Cain said...

Oh my! You have so many goals. I only have a few and I'm way behind on them already. Good luck on all your goals -- you can do it!! :-)

Annalisa Crawford said...

I'm impressed with all the drafts you have waiting to be rewritten. Good luck, and enjoy meeting new friends :-)

Alana Mander said...

These are all great goals, you are doing so much better with yours than I am with mine! You have spurred me on. And congratulations on selling Doorways :)

Trisha F said...

Right now my main goal is to just get moved into my new place (can't move yet, sadly) and then after that I will sort out the rest of my goals. ;)

anthony stemke said...

Looks like you are doing pretty good; weren't you also going to be singing?