When I started this round, I only planned my “weekly” goals and my “to do” goals through May. I planned to add, but I didn’t plan to add as much and as often as I did. In other words, I was more productive than I planned. I also adjusted a lot this round, knowing that failures I expected shouldn’t be expected, but accounted for to allow me success. Anyways, I had a lot of goals. So, let’s get to looking at them.
HIGHEST PRIORITY GOALS
Work On Writing (Almost) Everyday – I gave myself daily assignments, so that I could meet my “deadlines.” I either worked at pace or ahead of. Only on a couple of occasions did I have to play catch up/ignored the assignment. Of course, there were quite a few “earned” days off (for completing one of the below goals).
Get GRANDMA submission ready (4/6 – 4/9) Started (4/7) & Done (4/8) | HAMSTER Read through for fixes (4/11 – 4/22) Started (4/10) & Done (4/15) and Draft 2 (4/24 – 4/29) Started (4/17) & Done (4/22) | Added (4/23): Synopsis for GRANDMA Done! (4/27) | ALCHEMY Read through for fixes (5/1 – 5/17) Started (5/1) & Done (5/21) | Added (5/9): 2 Short Stories Started (5/9) & Done (5/12) | Added (5/23): Outline short story (5/24) DONE (5/24) | Added (5/23): Write SciFi Short Story (5/26 – 5/30) Started (5/26) & Done! (5/29) | Added (5/23): ALCHEMY deeper details for Chapter 1 (5/26 – 6/2) Started (5/26) & Done (5/31) | Added (5/23): ALCHEMY Chapter 1 Draft 2 (6/4-6/10) Started (6/2) & Done (6/6) | Added (5/23): Get More Stuff Out in Slush (6/12 – 6/13) Started (6/11) & Done (6/12) | Added (5/23): ALCHEMY Chapter 2 Deeper Details (6/15 – 5/21) Started (6/14) & Done (6/15) | Added (5/23): Start Chapter 2 Draft 2 (6/23) Started (6/20) & Done (6/22) | Added (5/30): Enter Contest (5/30 – 6/30) Started (5/30) & Done (6/18)
MID-LEVEL PRIORITY GOALS:
Read Lots – Not as much as I would have liked, especially after June hit. Last round I killed this goal like a helpless bug, so this feels less than awesome. Truth is, I did a little better than okay. I met and surpassed.
QUEEN OF ROGUES (4/6 – 4/23) Started (4/6) & Finished (4/15) | THE SIEGE (4/24 – 5/17) Started (4/16) & Finished (5/13) | MISS MOLLY ROBBINS DESIGNS A SEDUCTION (5/18 – 6/25) Started 5/14 & Done 5/16 | Added (5/18): COOKIES AND SCREAM Started (5/18) – Still reading | Edited (5/29): JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS ISSUE #2 (April – Done 4/29!), & #3 (May – Done 6/3!)
, & #4 (June) | Edited (6/14): Get in extra reading 2 1 time s a week. Finished ANIMAL FARM, YUREI ATTACK, VAMPLETS, MURDER BY THE SEASIDE, and FROSTBITE (graphic novel). Met goal 7.5 out of 11.5 weeks.
Exercise – Even with injuries I did my best.
On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 11.5 out of 11.5 weeks I was successful. | To burn 1750 calories per week. The only weeks I failed to meet this goal were weeks I was injured – 9.5 out of 11.5 weeks successful.
LOWEST PRIORITY GOALS
Be a Good ROWer – Well, I always feel like I can do better on this. However, it is always also the first thing to suffer when time is short or I’m overloaded.
Edited (5/3): Visit
2 5 (or more) blogs per on Sunday check-ins that I’m not subscribed to. Completed 8 out of 11.5 weeks successfully. | Edited (5/3) Sub Goal: Visit the blogs each on Sunday’s check-in that I am subscribed to. 9 out of 11.5 weeks successfully completed.
Make It Up To the WIPpeteers – I was doing bad at balancing WIPpet Wednesdays, but feel I found my answer this round. Posting once a month and visiting other the rest of the month allows me to feel like I’m contributing and not leeching.
Return over due visits. Done (4/8) | One last awesome snippet from ALCHEMY Done (4/15) and another round of visits. Done (5/24) | Added (5/24): Post WIPpet 5/27 Done! (5/27) and visit back everyone in June. Finished (6/16)
BONUS GOALS – All but two! Not bad. But, my poor bedroom. I really should get to that.
Lose More Weight Done! | Do a New Blog Welcome Video Nope | Polish New Look of Blog/Website Done! (5/29) | Finish My Chapter Book Agent List Done (6/10) | Reorganize My Bedroom Nope | Clean Bulletin Board Done! (4/12) | Added (4/26): Hang Kids’ School Pics Done! (4/26)
Between ROWnds: Yesterday, I planned out my schedule through 8/8. Between rounds, I’ll be working on deep details for chapter 3 and writing that chapter’s second draft. I’ll also be sending more stuff (queries and short stories) into the slush. Sometime within the next week I’ll be getting JEM #4, too (which I removed from goals because I knew timing would be off). When the round starts I should be on chapter 4’s deep details. Also yesterday, I ironed out the rest of my summer schedule as well. It should be smooth sailing and fun times with my spawns.
What was your greatest accomplishment this ROWnd?
Will I see you ROWnd 3?