Sunday, March 2, 2014

Coz I need more on my to-do list.

Well, I got inspired to finish my novel. I signed up for the Speedbo2014 challenge. It is sponsored by Seekerville, a blog I’ve been following for years, and I think I may have intended to do this challenge previously, but I don’t remember how it turned out. Check it out, it’s not too late to join.

A. Weekly goal
1. Read five other blog posts a week.  Yes.       
2. Read ten hours a week in one of the books I am reading.  Yes.
B. Goals for the Round                           
1. Have finished reading five books. Up to four. I read “The Swaddling Clothes” this week. It was ok. I downloaded it on my Kindle when it was free – one of those things, you know?

A. Weekly goal
1. Work on something five times a week.     
a. Work on “The Early Life of Jesus in 40 Days”, the second book in the Bible Stories in 40 Days series. No, and I am going to put this on hold until I finish the novel. That is just how it goes.  
b. Write on my novel. Yes, I jumped in on Saturday. It’s hard to say how much I accomplished because the book is three-quarters written. I have rethought my whole process of the thing, so even though I have lots to add, the bigger goal is rearranging it all.
c. Write my blog posts. No, I once again only blogged twice in The Dino Chronicles and once here.
B. Goals for the Round.  
1. Have finished the first draft of “The Early Life of Jesus in 40 Days”. No.
2. Have written half of my novel.  No, not yet, but I will surely get this much done now that I am fired up.

A.      Weekly goal.
1. Promote either one of my books on one other site or in person. No, umm, I don’t think so.   
2. Comment on two other blog posts.  Yes.
3. Research markets for an hour. No, not really.
4. Keep up on social media, responding to all messages.  Yes.
5. Contact one organization about a speaking engagement. Yes, I sent letters to two more area churches.
B. Goals for the Round
1. Have submitted three pieces somewhere. I am still at one.
2. Have booked three speaking engagements or book signings. Still at one.  

A. Exercise - Continue exercising four times a week, including running on the treadmill.  Yes.
B. Nonprofit - Continue working on Tumaini Volunteers, Inc., applying for tax exempt status by the end of the Round.  Yes with the applying part, no, on anything else. But we have our meeting today to plan the fundraiser on March 20.  
C. Sewing - Finish two projects this Round. Getting close, besides the curtains I sewed last week, I started a uniform top for work. I only have left to hem it.


  1. You had a really good week overall! I'm glad you're feeling a renewed excitement about your novel. Happy writing! Best wishes with all of your goals for the round.

    1. Thanks, Julie, for the support. I am on Chapter 5 of the novel, which I think is reasonable, considering I've only been back at it for two days!