This round had me figuring out the difference between technically can do and really can do. I think my new patterns are ironing themselves out and that will mean a smoother Rounder 2. Not that Round 1 was terrible… or bad. There were bumps, but generally it was good to me.
Outline and Write ALCHEMY – DONE!
I wanted the outline done by 1/20. I wanted to then take a break and start draft 1 on 2/13. And I wanted to finish the 80k draft by 3/31.
Reality had me finishing the outline on 1/9 (ahead of schedule). I continued to be ahead of schedule and started writing 2/4. My draft fell short and came to 57k on 3/20.
GRANDMA Draft 3 – DONE!
These edits would happen 1/21 to 2/12.
Because of the outline that got done early, I started this 1/11 and finished 2/2.
Read More – DONE!
During the round, I scheduled myself to read: I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT, THE SECRET DIARY OF LIZZIE BENNET, and KNIT ONE, KILL TWO.
I did indeed read all of those. Additionally, I read and finished GAMER GIRL and my friend’s manuscript. I started, but have yet to finish CHARMED: LUCK BE A LADY TONIGHT.
Fitting in extra stuff where I can.
My side reading (things I sneak in when I can) consisted of the e-book MURDER BY THE SEASIDE, Marvel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, ANIMAL FARM, and YUREI ATTACK! The only one I finished was the Marvel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. I have just been reading the others very slowly.
Be a Good ROWer – O.K.
Every check-in comment on 2+ ROWer blogs that I don’t follow and as many as I can of those that I do follow.
I’d say a C+, if I have a generous teacher B-. I did well until this month.
Be Healthy – Very Good!
Exercise: Monday and Wednesday- Yoga + 1 Mile | Thursday- 3 Miles | Friday and Saturday- Light Workout
Next Round, I think I’ll be less specific about what on which day. I did a good job honoring the exercise days, but not always following it to the letter of the goal.
Stick to Eating Plan
I had a few rough spots. Over all, I usually did well on this. I think I earned a B- (generous teacher might even say B+).
Be Summer 2012 Weight by end of round
This goal might have been a hard one from the start. To break it down, I had 10 pounds to lose. Doesn’t sound like a lot, right? But, that would make my total weight loss 25 pounds. I’m in the slowing down, hitting bumps phase. I lost 6 of those pounds and I’m at 21 pounds lost total. So, I didn’t make my goal, but I made progress.
Other Things I Did This Round
I installed a new bathroom floor.
I did crafts with my kids during their many snow days.
I reorganized my desk.
Took part in the cover reveal for TORN by Kate Sparkes (Out 3/31!)
Got a birthday hamster.
I have my writing/reading schedule figured through mid-May, which means I know what I want to do between rounds: I hope to put the final polish on GRANDMA and finish that CHARMED book. I would try to do more, but the kids’ have spring break next week. I’ll reveal the rest of the schedule/hopes and perhaps try out a new prioritizing method start of next round.
Did you forget you were running laundry?
(Yup, I did. Just randomly remembered now.)
So, how are you?