Remember my mantra for September?
Keep It Simple.
Okay….it’s a good mantra. Not necessarily one I’m very good at…but it’s like I’ve always told my kids. Practice makes better.
Not necessarily perfect.
So, I’m going to keep practicing. I’m currently working through the early exercises of The 12 Week Year, to practice in another way. I have a good feeling that, with this as a framework, I’m going to see the shift I need to find the best way to set goals that make my wide-angle mind, and, at the same time, move forward in a more direct, focused manner that also leaves time for the rest of life.
I’ll have more to say in my Round 4 goals post (that will be up on Sunday or Monday; I kind of have to go through the process first), and I’ll have more on the hows and whys of the process.
In the meantime, I can say that I’m excited to be seeing things in a new way!
For now, though – my Keep It Simple September goals!
What do the last days of September hold for you?
Note; Only goals I engaged with are included in this update. Complete lists below.
2017 Goals (updated)
- Story A Day September : Create one 333 word story for Trueborn; Solemates, and one 100-word TnT fan fiction drabble each day, to challenge prompts. Day 26/30 finished. Primary goal on target.
- Trueborn Series: Add 2,222 words/week to Trueborn: Foul Deeds Will Rise, until complete. 455/2,222 words. Secondary goal; off target for this week.
- Story A Day September: Continue call for TnT word prompt lists. Plot as needed to achieve drafting goals. Minor plotting ongoing. Primary goal on target.
Blogging: Revise/maintain regular blogging schedule for September. Outline/draft working schedule for October/November. #ROW80 Gap Sunday (a day late) and 2017 EOR3 Updates posted/shared. Primary goal; some progress.
Connecting: Visit at least 3 posters/week from every hop/challenge I participate in. Visit at least two other Story A Day posters/day, on average. Touch base with other social media platforms at least once weekly.Visited ROW80 posters. Stretch goal; a bit of progress.
Chef Bluebeard’s Flavor Enhancement Sauces: Assist my Accomplice with his business 15 hours each week. 9.5/15 hours: worked two farmer’s markets; booked weekend event for November; contacted lead for December event; simmering social media. Primary goal on target.
Hometending: Complete 1.5 hours of hometending/week. 30 min./1.5 hours. Goal on target.
Selftending: Spend time with my beloveds, friends, and myself; get at least 8 hours physical activity/week, (including finishing Baby Steps to 5K/ beginning Run 5K programs); meditate and journal 8x/week. Activity: 2.6/8 hours (have a bit of a cold; taking it easy). Meditate 3/8; journal: 3/8. Goal a bit off target.
Lifetending: Reading: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran; and How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career, by James Scott Bell. Listening; Jefferson and Hamilton by John Ferling; and Welcome to Night Vale September podcasts; and The Star Trek Chronology Project Episodes 311: TNG: Relics to 320: DS9: Past Prologue. JandH: Chapter 6/18 complete. Goal on target.