Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Goal Check

Whoops! End of September came and went without me doing a goal check, but I have a great reason, which is in my progress report... Updates are in blue...

Writing: 

Continue querying Doorways
Not only have I done this, but The Vanished Knight (Doorways part 1 post publishing deal is on sale now. It was released on 4 October, with me rushing like mad to put together the final edits and a blog tour...) 

Finish the draft to Guardian
Done. 

Rewrite: 

Don't Look Back
Done. 

(Working Title) Otto
Not yet.

(Working Title) Guardian
This neither, and it might have to be postponed to early next year. Have too much to do at the moment...

Maybe finish the draft sequel to DoorwaysUnlocking
Done. 

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. 
More than done. I'm at 45 books to date...

Life: 

Keep working on my voice. 
Sort of done, although this is a busy time for me and my instructor. 

Get back to guitar lessons. 
Unlikely, due to my writing, singing and publishing schedules. 

REALLY to take French and Italian, since it will be useful to my day job. 
I decided to postpone these to next year for the same reason, but am now back to reading in French to pick up the language.

Exercise regularly. This includes activities like gymming, fencing, dancing, yoga or any combination of such activities. 
Fencing once a week, yoga three times a week, also, horse riding once a week, which I deem to be exercise until cantering stops making my thighs ache. 

Eat and cook healthier food. 
Eating healthier, yes, but not cooking regularly, yet. Lucky me, my family are all keen to eat healthily.

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. 
Point made, as well as some friends, but it seems I'll be doomed to blank stares from the majority of people I meet. Oh well...

I also want to paint more. Maybe even finish an exhibition's worth of art?
Sort of realized yesterday that I haven't painted nine months. Have a sketch ready, but when the light's good, the timing isn't, and vice versa. Exhibition's highly unlikely at this stage, but I'm not ruling it out for next year...

That's me for now. How are you doing on your goals? 

8 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would love to learn french as well. What a beautiful language. And I have been trying to eat healthier as well but it's so hard this time of year :)

Kelly Hashway said...

I need to do a goal check post soon. Sounds like you're doing well. Good job!

Loni Townsend said...

Great post and inspiring read! I admire your goals and the fact you're achieving them.

Carol Riggs said...

Big congrats on your Oct 4 release! It's great you have a goal list, because you'll accomplish more that way--something to aim for. :) Yeah...I need to do more exercising too, to counteract the sitting from writing!

Julie Luek said...

You are one driven lady-- sounds like you have your eyes on the goal!

Rob-bear said...

Misha, you've got more goals than a whole hockey team.

My main goal is to survive the pneumonia that is currently plaguing me. Not fun!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Mike Keyton said...

Misha, don't forget - if the 'goal list' ever becomes a grind, take a week or two off. Doing nothing is a worthwhile goal in itself

Lynda R Young said...

sounds like you're getting a lot done. My goals are going slow but steady-ish ;)