Last week I admitted to starting my year off on the wrong foot. I decided to be nice to myself and let myself laze about. I not only needed the rest post-holidays/kids’ winter break, I also needed time to lick my wound after this scheduling defeat.
But there’s a point when enough is enough. So, I had a plan. I was going to write Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the kids had off so I’d take off again. Then, Saturday I’d write. I’d take Sunday off (today), and Monday (tomorrow) I’d jump back in like normal. Wednesday came and the schools made it a snow day. I jumped on that excuse, because just one more day is what I need.
I revised the plan. Thursday and Saturday write. Friday and Sunday off. Monday business as usual. Then… Thursday was another snow day. And, I was kind of sick at taking ever opportunity and decided just to do some light stuff (ease back into writing life). Friday came and I was suppose to take off, but I felt reinvigorated. I ignored my original plan and wrote finishing draft 1 of B2. Saturday, I started edits.
In LITTLE WOMEN there’s that lesson their mom teaches them about too much time off and messing around being a bad thing. Though, they had issues with getting stuff done around the house (I managed to do that bit, just not the writing stuff). The main point for me was the whole you can get sick of the “nothing” too. But, I think it is a good reset to reach that point. Anyways, let’s peek at the goals.
Pre-Write, Draft, Edit, and Submit B2 – Deadline 1/20
I am hoping I can still make it. Draft 1: Done 1/15 | Editing: In progress…
Take Next Step With YELLOW – No Deadline
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Main Book: Read 100 Pages – per Week
Didn’t wanna… FIRST TO DIE – James Patterson: 0/100
Read Comics + 1 Chapter of a Graphic Novel/tpb – Per Week
I kept meaning to, but since it was on my goals list kind of didn’t wanna. (My) Comics No – Chapter no (Hubby steals no)
Be a good ROW80 Sponsor – Deadline End of Round
I might have done one? I don’t know. After I edit today, I’m going to go figure out where I left off.
Stick to Eating Right – Daily
I had a day early in the last week where I was weak and then there was a freaking awesome gathering at the local comic shop (Robot Zero – Geneva, Ohio – Shop there!) where pizza entered my no carb belly: 5/7
Run/Walk 21 miles – per Week
With the kids home and only able to go at a walk (toe injury still in play), the best I could do was a mile. Am going to try interval running for 10-15 minutes this upcoming week. 4
Attend Yoga – Mondays & Wednesdays
1/11: Yes | 1/13: No (Class Canceled)
So, big goal for this week is make B2’s deadline. After that, my priority is to get back on track with goals.
Is there a book lesson that you have found to be true/false in real life?
How long does it take for doing nothing gets to you?