1. Keep up on crits!-Did another for my internship, and one for Trisha this weekend, which was awesome! I always love getting to crit for someone new, and when it’s an author I already love the style of, it’s a serious treat!
2. Walk to work at least 4/5 days each week- Walked all week again. Yay! Go me!
4. Read at least 15 books- Final count: 2 internship books (one more finished in March, so not counting that yet!), 11 regular books, 1 other crit book (but it’s a reread), 1 arc= 15.
I’ll call that a win across the board!!
So, onward! March’s goals:
1. I’ve noticed I’m having trouble getting started lately, so trying an experiment: Spend at least an hour a day working on something writing related: New words, outlines, revisions, crits.
2. Read at least 15 books.- 1 internship book so far this month, 1 crit of an upcoming book, 2 regular books. Not bad for only 4 days into the month!
3. Keep up on crits.- So far, so good. Had until Tuesday to get crits/internship book both done, got them both done Saturday!)
4. Walk to work every day. -Having this on here makes me do it. I don’t want to break my streak, and that keeps me walking when the weather’s crappy. That, and having to figure out where to get on/off mass transit confuses me.
The first one’s going to be hard, hence why it’s the only really challenging one. Finding an extra hour in my day seems to be the problem. I honestly didn’t try on Friday. I was in a bad mood all day, had to be into work early, and even though I got off early (thanks to our Friday trivia game!), I was still too cranky and unfocused to do anything. On the good side, I pulled out an ancient Alphasmart to write on at work, and got a bit more than 1k words in this last week. Not bad, given I’m at sorta a sticky chapter. I did get some crit work done Friday, but not as much as I’d like. However, I spent several hours Saturday and Sunday working on stuff, so I figure it balances out. I may be getting crit back sometime this month too, and hopefully I can carve out time for it. I really want to see if I can finish Top Hat this month, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen. Depends how intense the edits on SW end up being. At least it doesn’t seem like I’ll have to redo this one from scratch, based on what feedback I’ve gotten so far. Which, erm… Well, thrills me more than there are words to describe! This will be the FIRST novel I’ve written that doesn’t need a complete rewrite to make it viable, if the initial feedbacks prove the rule! We’ll see how much heavy lifting ends up in there once I get the full crits, but I’m cautiously optimistic on this one.
This month’s going to be a doozy, schedule-wise. I have family obligations the last 2 weekends this month, and the last Monday of this month is the big family seder. This involves massive amounts of me doing the allergen friendly versions of family classic dishes. Does anyone want the recipes while I’m making things anyway?