I want to akin my current situation to the Ray Palmer plot line from the current season of ARROW. However, I don’t want to be spoilery (because in today’s society people watch at their own pace). So, I’ve decided to instead compare my current situation to a chihuahua trying to hump a whale. The whale probably doesn’t even notice. I’m trying my hardest. Nothing is happening. (Because, “Bitten off more than I can chew” is too cliche and truthfully nearly impossible.)
Let me rewind. I have to admit, I started the year off with a huge mistake. Usually, after kids have a break I take a couple or more days off to right the house and relax/goof off. A vacation for myself, in other words. I skipped that this time. Binge reading was the symptom that let me realize I messed up.
Another bump? I wanted to do all the things at once. It wasn’t add a new thing every week (usual plan). It was BAM! (<-Imagine that looking like the Adam West BATMAN fight scene BAM!) ALL THE THINGS!!!! I was so overwhelmed.
More bump! Sunday, I was so excited about Gotham’s adoption that I got careless. I rammed my pinkie toe into our fireproof safe. I was pretty sure I broke it (needed to pop stuff back into place), but I’m 80% better now therefore it had to be just dislocated. That definitely lowered my activity level (as exercise goals will show).
A yay for the week? Tiffany Hofmann was having a contest on twitter and I won! Of the prizes I chose a crit of a first chapter. I sent over the first chapter of what you guys know as ALCHEMY (though, I showed her the real name). I have only skimmed, because I don’t want to get on the next of draft just yet… (Need to finish B2!) However, she gave me a great shove in the right direction!
Okay. Enough prattling about stuff in general. Let me prattle about goals.
Pre-Write, Draft, Edit, and Submit B2 – Deadline 1/20
Pre-Writing: Done 1/4 | Draft 1: In progress… Hope to finish Draft 1 today (if I can pay attention long enough).
Main Book: Read 100 Pages – per Week
FIRST TO DIE – James Patterson: 50/100… I was reading, just not this.
Finish A HEARTLESS DESIGN by Elizabeth Cole – Deadline End of Round
Started at 54% Finished 1/7… See.
Read Comics + 1 Chapter of a Graphic Novel/tpb – Per Week
Cleared my pull list. Read some of the stuff from my hubby’s list (though have like 5 of his to go, because they’re piling up again). No progress on CAPTAIN MARVEL tpb.
60 Queries – Deadline End of Round
5 I’m supposed to do 5 today, but I don’t know…
Be a good ROW80 Sponsor – Deadline End of Round
Post: Sent 1/4 | Goal Post Visits: Done 1/5 | 1/6 Check-In Visits: Done 1/7 … 100%!
Stick to Eating Right – Daily
4/7… I probably could have marked this as 5/7, but on my cheat day I overate to the point I got keep-me-awake-all-night-indigestion. That is obviously not good eating.
Run/Walk 21 miles – per Week
0 (above mentioned toe injury)
Attend Yoga – Mondays & Wednesdays
1/4 & 1/6: Yes… I just adjusted my practice and did class with my toe taped up. Figured I wasn’t going to run, but I refused to do nothing all week.
Have you already made a new year blunder?
What show are you waiting for to restart now that the holidays are over?