May Goals (ROW80 Update)

With the move, a lot of things have been back-burnered, and although I’m not yet ready to jump right back into the swing of things (there will be some intensive cleaning, settling in, and maintenance-doing around the Brockmeyer casa this week), I am ready to poke my head up and take a look around to see where I’m going next.

Mid-month isn’t too late for a goal post, right? Here’s an April re-cap:

April ROW80 Round 2 Goals

Use a timer! Did it! (Not quite a habit yet, but works when I use it.)

Work on Charming Cora Yeah, nope. My only big ‘ol fail.

Short blog daily Did it! I’m a survivor. And sorry for getting that song stuck in your head.

15 minutes of German daily Did it! (Probably 70% success on this.)

Plan out mini-sesson for MMRWA Retreat Did it! And didn’t die of embarrassment while I presented!

MMRWA Retreat Apr. 24, 25, 26 Done! Can’t wait ’till next year.

M, W, F Mid-Michigan Romance Writing 101 FB posts Did it!

Galesburg Museum Project Revisit Apr. 27 Need to give some structure to this project. Did some!

Buy a house? Did it! We now have our own little MCM gem and it’s so, so cool.

ROW80 sign up/goal post on Apr. 8 Did it!

Retreat basket Did it!

Looking back, that’s really not too bad. Except that, with everything else going on, writing seriously fell by the wayside. That can’t happen the rest of this month. My biggest goal will be to make writing a daily habit again.

Mid-May ROW80 Round 2 Goals

Write daily.

Continue to use a timer

Evaluate my Project List

Follow up on Harlequin Submission (and change contact info)

Structure Galesburg Museum project

15 Minutes daily German

Submit PRO application to RWA

Writing jumpstarts? Flash fiction or short story?

I guess that’s about enough to get me started. Let’s hope that writing down goals really is the first step in accomplishing them. How about you? Do you have lots of ambitious goals going this month? Or what’s left of it, anyway?

(P.S. If you’d like to share your goals and progress, check out the ROW80 blog!)



6 thoughts on “May Goals (ROW80 Update)

  1. I remember buying a house and moving. The fact you did anything else during that time… You deserve an award!!!! That was very overwhelming for me from the instant we started looking until three months after being in our new home. I didn’t manage anything during those times unless it was about moving. I think you have good goals to get you back in the swing of things.

    To be honest, I think I’m about to set my most ambitious goals come this weekend. I scheduled through the 17th and I’m running behind because of a surprise project. But, the ambitious goals will be the summer ones when the kids are home and life gets busier. But, I got this… I think.

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    • Best pep talk ever, Gloria. Thank you! I’ve still got two months and two weeks to be overwhelmed, it looks like. I’m so glad you commented, because I still feel like my head’s barely above water, and I was thinking, “Well, geez, The hard part’s done. Why have I not finished my novel yet?!” And I can’t wait to read your goals – love how you set them up. You definitely got this.

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  2. Amazing progress in spite of that big move. Congrats on the new house. May you settle in quickly and with a sense of balance. Now those writing jumpstarts sound fascinating. How do they work? How do you decide flash or short fiction? Whichever story runs away? Love that cover for LUCKY IN LOVE . . . especially the indirect price promotion. Nice. And may you have a great week.

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    • Thank you so much, Beth! It’s a very welcoming house, so settling in shouldn’t take too much time. 🙂 And I might or might not do the jumpstarts. They’re nothing formal, I was just thinking that since I was having such a hard time picking a novel-length story to work on, something shorter might get the creativity sparked again. And thank you for the compliment on my Lucky flier! I made it over at PicMonkey–their photo-editing tools are awesome. Have a wonderful week, yourself, and thanks for visiting!


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