Well, here we are. Another week gone by and another Saturday night in which Chris doesn't know how much she has got done on her list of goals. I think that at least for now, until I figure out new goals, I have to scrap the points system and just plug away. It is so hard, though, to let go. Isn't it?
Daily goals –
1- write for an hour a day, this could be working on my book, writing articles, short stories or poetry, or writing extra blogs (my assigned posts don’t count) – Sorry to say, but I didn't write at all this week except for an extra blog post on Friday. I had an extra day off during the week even; ok, I had a migraine that day, but I should have gotten something done.
2- market my book or other current project for one hour a day, this could include researching markets for my articles, devotions, or other writing to various markets, as well as keeping my nose to the grindstone of getting my book sold – I think I really rocked on this one this week. On Sunday I met with another writer and shared marketing tips. On Thursday I set up a TV interview for next Thursday. On Friday I received a copy of the interview which will be in next week's local paper. And Saturday I took six books to a local store for them to sell on consignment. Of course, there was also the usual minor Facebook talk and stuff like that.
3- comment on one other blog – I commented on a few blogs. Just can't keep track of this at all. Most of the rest of my work I do down here in my office in the dungeon, but I read blogs all over the house and at work (of course only during lunch) so I can never remember when I comment on one.
Weekly goals –
1- post to Dino Chronicles three times a week – I did that, plus that extra post on Friday.
2- post to Writing What I Can When I Can twice a week – I did that.
3- work on my social networks, by adding to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Goodreads and Pinterest each once a week – I did some of this.
1- Do research on my novel – I finally did start looking at more information on the Maasai on the internet. It's difficult though because some of the information I find on the internet isn't accurate, which I know by having worked with the Maasai in Kenya. I will keep hunting though. Ideally I need to find someone who was actually born and raised Maasai but who now has internet access so I can just email them all my questions on their culture.
2- Submit something somewhere – I keep thinking about this one. . .
Finish my novel – I still have a ways to go.