Saturday, February 23, 2013

Have I really let go?

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. 

Monthly goals-
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. . .  

Year-end goal-
          Finish my novel – I still have a ways to go. 


  1. I agree, it might be a better idea to make a new set of goals before you start keeping score.

  2. really if you have migraine you don't need to have done something - be kind to yourself:) you do progress - you have progressed and you will progress - look after yourself all the best for this week:)