1. Write at least something every day– If we count editing of various things for this, then at about 90%. With condoprep, there have been a couple of days this week where I’ve been too busy running around to actually sit down at the computer and do stuff. When I’ve had time, editing/critting is taking priority, and is rather more fun right now.
2. If the move happens this month: Find a job.– Put in for a bunch of jobs this last week, got a reply on one wanting me to answer a bunch of questions, and responded to that. I also expanded my job search beyond the immediate Philly area, on the theory of call centers take up space, and space in center city is expensive. I don’t really adore call center work, but the money is so good, it’s worth the frustrations.
3.Keep up on edits– Doing good. Editing a friend’s poetry collection currently, need to have that back to her by the end of the month. Got asked by another person to edit their current novel, and I accepted, since they asked so nicely. That landed in my inbox this morning, so once I get the poetry done, I have that to play with next. Plus, I’m attempting (funny ha ha) to edit a chapter a week minimum on my WIP. Not that it’s done yet, but I find when I’m having trouble making forward progress, if I go back and adjust earlier parts it helps me stay in the voice of it and connects stronger.
4.Keep up on Coursera class– Dropping this and just watching the video on the units I’m interested in. I find there’s too much drama on the forums, and no one likes dissenting views. There’s a lot of very rude people, and I hate asking an honest question on there and getting lambasted for it. Add to that the time it takes to craft obscenely short essays (320 words is no room at all for essays, really), and it’s just not worth it for me. It’s not the grades (thus far I’d have an average ~89%), it’s just the frustration factor of the time I’m putting into it vs what I’m getting out of it. From here on out, this is a strike out. Not counting it as done so much as just over.
My writing schedule file is interesting. I’m attempting to keep a log of every day, how much I get done, and what I get done. This is letting me suss out the days where either life gets in the way, or I don’t prioritize well. Hopefully, in the long run, this will help me make some better habits. We’ll see. I’m notoriously BAD at following even self imposed schedules though, so not promising how long this is going to last.
Ok, today’s tasks: Editing on that poetry book, trying to find a light for the dining room (the original one got nixed because it was really too big for the space), and finding out where the birthday celebration for a friend is tomorrow. What’s everyone else up to today?