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Close, But No Cupcakes

Okay, first of all…I HATE change. I especially hate technology updates. I finally get a website looking a certain way and (more or less) understand how all the various parts work, and then BAM! an update comes along and screws it all up.

If you’ve been to this site of late, you may have noticed the new wonky appearance and wondered what the hell happened. Well, I’ll tell you. Updates. Updates happened. I didn’t want these changes to be made, but I didn’t get much of a choice. Or any choice, really. I’m still working out how to correct things. If I do manage to figure these things out (at this point, I am unconvinced that I will…), I’m sure it’ll be right before the next update.

Because I am Sisyphus and this site is my boulder.

All right. On to other things. Namely, goal-related things, as it’s the beginning of a brand-new month. Today, I’ll be looking at the goals I set for myself last month and creating a list of goals for the current month.

January Goals

—Write the first draft of a blurb for the Terrible Romance Novel

Yeah…I didn’t quite do this. In my quest to procrastinate on this as much as possible, I wrote a bunch of fake blurbs and posted them on social media, but I didn’t actually finish a real blurb. I’m struggling to decide how much to put into the blurb itself. Like, what details to include. Because you don’t want to give everything away but you have to have something more than “There are these people, and they, like, do things and stuff happens.” Or so I’m told. I have a possible opening and closing paragraph. Just…nothing in the middle. But, really, how important can that be?

—Complete first draft of Part One of Full Circle

Yeah. I didn’t quite do this, either. (Do you see a pattern emerging here?) But I came close. Close-ish.

I accomplished other things. I added almost 13,000 words to the WIP (and I may even keep some of them when it comes time for revisions) and worked out a timeline solution that has held for not only hours, but days. I think it’s still a little wonky and I’m not totally happy with it, but it’s good enough for the first draft and right now, that’s all I need.

—Read four books

I read three.

—Log 93 miles (for the entire month) and complete at least one 15-minute yoga workout each week.

I logged 99 miles, but I only did three of the four yoga workouts. I was pushing hard to try to get Part One finished and everything else fell by the wayside.

—Clean out and organize the office closet

Didn’t even come close to doing this one. Didn’t even start it. In fact, I think I just threw more clutter in there.

February Goals

—Write a first draft of a blurb for the Terrible Romance Novel

—Work out the timeline for Part Two of Full Circle

—Log at least 87 miles for the month, and complete at least one 15-minute yoga session each week.

—Read four books


That’s gonna do it for me today because I have totally reached the end of my rope with this new look/format/whatever it’s called.

WHY YOU DO HAVE TO MAKE THIS HARDER TO USE, WEBSITE GODS?!?!?

Have I mentioned that I HATE change?

Tune in on Wednesday when I take part in the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. That is, if I haven’t thrown my computer out the window and run screaming through town in frustration.

Thanks for stopping by!