#ROW80 Round 4 Goals

littleROW80Between ROWnds, I found a journal/goal thing.  I have been adapting it for my own use.  (I’ll discuss this more in a post… eventually.  Still working out the kinks/adapting.)  Of course, I made it all about writing goals.  My end date for my current use is December 23rd.  That’s one day before the official end of this ROWnd.  So, there will be overlap between this and that for me (see High Priority Goals).

I just want to remind that priorities in goals ins’t based on “importance,” but what I want/aim to do first in a day/week. Time is a limited resource and everything can’t always be done.

High Priority Goals
YELLOW  – This is (what I hope is) the first part of a superhero soap opera. Light novel/novella length.
Rough Draft by Oct 21 | Outline #2 by Oct 28 | Pre-Writing Packet #2 by Nov 4 | Read and Take Edit Notes by Nov 18 | Draft 2 by Nov 25 | Read and Take Edit Notes by Dec 2 | Draft 3 by Dec 9 | Polish by Dec 16 | With Publisher by Dec 23

ALCHEMY – My fantasy cozy mystery, which I started this year. At this point I’m 35% into draft 2 (original draft page 38). Full length novel.
Finish World Building Hole Filling by Oct 7 | Finish Draft 2 by Nov 11

Query GRANDMA – I am building a list and sending out queries for this finished piece.
Sort Through 45 Pages of Agent List by Dec 9 | Send 60 Queries by Dec 23

Mid Level Priority Goals
Reading – I’m going easy on this right now, because I have yet to figure out where reading fits in with new goals.
Finish ZOMBIE MOON by Dec 23 | Get Up To Date On RAT QUEENS by Dec 23 | Reach 50% on ebook HEARTLESS BY DESIGN by Dec 23

Exercise – This is just so I don’t neglect it.
Monday & Wednesday – Yoga + 1 mile | Thursday through Saturday – 3 to 5 mile Run | After Lunch 2 mile Walk (at least) 5 Days/Week

Low Priority
WIPpet Wednesdays – I will take part (at the very least) on the following dates.
Oct 7 | Nov 4 | Dec 2

Visit Writer Community Members – This means WIPpeteers and/or ROWers.
Minimum 4 (ideally 7)/Week

And we’ll stop there.  I have done bonus goals before, but I rather just focus on stuff I get done in addition to all that.

Do you prioritize goals?
Any big projects this ROWnd?

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Quieting Down

My girl with her school in the parade.  She's that one! ;)

My girl with her school in the parade. She’s that one! ;)

You know what feels good?  Not having to do stuff.  Been doing so much stuff!

There was a small break after my father-in-law’s garage sale and move where I got to catch my breath.  But stuff started back up.  Wednesday, I sent sleepover invites for my daughter’s birthday party (9 days before party).  Then, that weekend was my town’s grape festival.

If you didn’t know, Ohio has wine country.  My town has a pageant*, parade, bands, grape stomping contest, and more to celebrate it all the last weekend of September.  Every year the 5th graders of my local elementary school take part.  My son did it and this year my daughter did too.

As they close streets and parts of town getting her to the start of the parade and picking her up at the end was… OMG…  But I totally managed it.

I took Sunday off to recover from that and then came Monday.  With the party scheduled for Friday, I started cleaning like a mad woman!  Wednesday I cleaned and set up a family celebration for my daughter’s actual birthday.  Then I resumed cleaning.

Orange flavored owl cake by me!

Orange flavored owl cake by me!

The party was not entirely as planned.  My daughter only invited her closest friends (3 girls).  One shared custody/divorce explanation and lots of irresponsibility later, it turned out only her BFF could come and only until 10pm.  The girls had fun together, regardless and that’s important part… I guess.

During this time, I started a 13 week plan, which I’m am adapting steps and parts of.  I might discuss that later on…

I have so much I’ve wanted to blog, but no time to!  I have a long list I’ll need to edit and get in order.

I’ve maintain writing as well.  I’ve started a new WIP (code name) YELLOW.  I’m almost done world building hole filling for ALCHEMY and will then plow through the remainder of the edits.   Oh, and I fixed a bunch of dead links from my Published Works page.

Our newest decorations made by my husband from Dollar Tree finds.

Our newest decorations made by my husband from Dollar Tree finds.

So now, I get to relax.  We’ve started decorating for Halloween.  The new comic shop opens Wednesday.  My 11th anniversary and son’s 14th birthday are at the end of the month (on Halloween).  There’s enough time between now and Trick or Treating (not Halloween) to get my daughter’s Laughing Jill (the creepy pasta) costume together.  All is good and quiet!

What are your October plans?

*- My town also has a winter pageant.  I really don’t know why.

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