I’m going to reduce my goals from last month as I’m going on holiday for just over a week. I think I’ll probably do some writing in that time, but I really just want to relax, so I’m not going to put any pressure on myself for that time.
My goals for this month are:
Write 6,000 words. As per normal in any form: stories, scenes, blogs, comments etc etc.
14 blogs right here on WordPress
2 weekend blog posts
Read 2 novels. I’ve started three, so if I can finish 2 of them that would be good.
Work on my writing course. Like last month I’m not going to add a specific goal. I’d like to reread the last module booklet and continue with the next assignment. Basically if I can do SOMETHING I’ll be happy. Finishing the assignment would be amazing, but lets not hope for too much.
Continue with the Storyboard for ‘Holiday’.
So that’s it. September. I’m going to try to focus mainly on the writing course and reading.
I do like setting myself these goals – I’m so much more motivated when I have something to strive for.
I feel like I should do a blog as I’m sat at my computer with wordpress open and nothing to do really. I should be doing my story board for ‘Holiday’. Or maybe eating ice cream. Hmmmm. Which one? I think I’m procrastinating again. Maybe I should do some of my course?
I’m really worried my computer’s going to die. It’s getting really hot when it’s turned on. So hot I can’t rest my right hand on it. That’s not good. I should back everything up I have on it just in case it does die soon. Eek.
OK, I am going to go do something productive (after the ice cream)
I’m awake and up on a Sunday, ready to do some writing. Or planning really. I want to do a big chunk of this story board for ‘Holiday’ today. I’ve started bits of it. But now I’m procrastinating. I don’t know why. I’ve been looking forward to doing this for weeks, so I don’t really know why. It might be that I’m not feeling 100% today; I had a migraine yesterday (the fourth in 10 days!) and have the after-effect woozy head.
Games, wordpress and Desperate Housewives aren’t helping either. Sigh.
Ok. I’ve done some. I’ve also worked out the time line and how a couple of things fit in that I was having questions over. This is so exciting.
Write 10,000 words. I achieved more than this last month so no reason why I can’t do the same this month.
Read two novels. Lee Child’s Bad Luck and Trouble, not sure of the second yet – probably one of the new chick lits that’s out.
Join the library near work. I’ve been meaning to do this for months and never got round to it. I really need to do this.
Work on my writing course. I’m not going to put a certain amount of this but just doing SOME of it would be good. I NEED to get back into the habit of doing it.
Write out my ‘Idea cards’ for ‘Holiday’ and create a story board for it.
Practice touch typing more. I’ve taught myself how to do this using an online program, but I’m still pretty slow. If I can get my speed up I’ll be able to write things as I think of them and not have to remember where my train of thought was going while I slowly write the sentence before.
20 blogs on WordPress. I was 2 short last month, so if I can be consistant from the beginning of the month I should easily achieve this.
Write at least one blog on a Saturday or Sunday. I’m terrible at doing ANY writing at weekends and want to change that. If I can start with baby steps maybe I can train myself to do it regularlly. As that’s when I have the most free time, I really should be doing more with it!
Phew. Lets see how I get on with them. I might print them out and read everyday to keep them fresh in my mind daily. Or something.
That’s it. Another month is over. Or will be in 12 hours anyway. So how’s this month been? I’m a year older, which actually wasn’t bad. I feel like I’ve not done much writing, but looking at my word count I really have. I’ve not done any of my course though. That’s bad. I need to work on that.
I was about to do a round up of my goals for July, but I can’t possibly do that until the month has actually finished. I may get an idea in my head and write a few thousand words this afternoon (I know, more unlikely than man landing on Mars this year!).
I spend some time last night starting to write ideas for ‘Holiday’ on cards. I decided I need to get the ideas straight in my head for it, as I’ve got so many pieces of paper and word documents with ideas – I need them all in the same place. I thought I’d use a card per idea, then when it’s all out, it will be easy to take a bit out, see what’s missing etc. I’m going to have a story board above my bed. I would love an office I could do it in there, but until I win the lottery or get a MASSIVE pay rise/new job I’ll have to stick with my room. *sigh*
I finished that excerpt of the new Adele Parks novel, guess what? I want to read the whole thing. There’s not a burning desire, but a spark of desire that’s strong enough to make me £7 worse off in the next month or two.
I was looking for a new book to start last night – not an easy job when half my seven foot bookcase is filled with unread books. I stumbled on a Lee Child novel ‘Bad luck and trouble’ which sounds interesting. Not my usual chick lit genre, but hopefully the kind of thriller that will make me question why I don’t read them more. I’m a massive John Grisham fan and have a stack of his books I have to read (luckily my step mum is too and hands them down to me!) but until recently I’ve never read anything like this. I’m glad I started. So, I’ll start reading this novel and let you know how I get on. I’ve heard very good things about him so am really looking forward to it.
I am determined to do a blog this weekend. Determined to. It will be Sunday as I’m really busy on Saturday, but I really want to get in the habit of writing A. during weekends and B. at home not just work. Let’s see how I get on…