It’s the beginning of a new month, which means it’s time for another action-packed installment of…Goal Post Monday.
First up, a recap at last month’s goals…
—Work out the timeline for Part Two of Full Circle
Welp. At the start of March, I thought I’d have to do another major word purge in my manuscript because despite all my careful plotting and planning, the characters were all, “Yeah…we’re not going to do that” and went and did their own thing because of course they did. I mean, the story will ultimately be better for it, but it has left me feeling a little like…
So, I only managed to work out about half the timeline. Not terrible, certainly, but also not the progress I had been hoping to make.
—Work on another round of edits/revisions on the Terrible Romance Novel
I did this, actually. (I know. It surprised me, too). What’s more is there were parts of it I didn’t totally hate. (I know. It surprised me, too.) I finished the read-through part and made my notes and corrections (none of them too overly difficult to fix, I don’t think…she said, jinxing herself horribly). So yeah. Move this goal into the “completed” category!
—Log at least 93 miles and try to throw in some yoga once a week
Okay, so once again, I did the miles part of the goal. I walked 137 miles last month. But I did no yoga whatsoever.
—Read two books
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Yeah…I didn’t do this. Y’all, I just have no interest in reading. Like, anything. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.
—Win Camp NaNoWriMo
As you may have seen on various forms of social media and, you know, the big-ass picture at the top of this post, I am participating in this month’s Camp NaNoWriMo session. My project is Full Circle, and my goal is set for 30,000 words. Thus far, I have managed to stay on or just above par. May that trend continue.
—Apply revisions to the Terrible Romance Novel and maybe start researching potential proofreading-type people, if time allows
This goal will be the thing I work on when I get stuck on my Camp project. Which will NEVER happen, so…Yeah. This goal will probably be finished by the end of this post.
—Prep for and run video conferencing thingamajig for local writers group
So, as has been mentioned a couple of times on this blog, I somehow ended up running four writers groups in the area. All meetings have been postponed indefinitely, but
whiskey I came up with the brilliant idea of doing a video conferencing thingamajig. It’s scheduled for Saturday the 11th. I’ll be giving a presentation on some writing-related topic (as soon as I come up with one) and yeah…So there’s that. This has filled me with such dread. I can barely get through a presentation without the added pressure of having to remember how to use technology. Look for me to possibly become the latest internet sensation with whatever video conferencing gaff I make.
—Log at least 100 miles
This will not be a problem. Since the whole quarantine thing started, I’ve been walking a lot more. Fortunately, my neighborhood is good for walking and spacious enough that even if the neighbors are also out walking, we’re well spaced apart.
—Read a book
Seriously, M.J., I cannot make this goal any easier for you. It’s getting super pathetic now. I beg you…just read a damn book. Any book.
On that note, I’m outta here. Hope everyone is healthy and well. Take care!