January 15, 2013

Write On Pencil

Freelance Goals

~ complete co-writing manuscript with Client 1 (possibly by the end of Round 1) (There’s work to be done on Chapter 8. My aim is to have Take 2 ready by Saturday evening.)

~ work with Client #2 to bring her novel from idea to submittable manuscript (This will likely take the whole year.) (This will likely get rolling early February. It’s going to be an honour to work with her.)

Writing Goals (this round)

~ blog/post six times per week including ROW check-ins (I’m getting back into the habit and making it a priority again.)

~ blogging to include at least one book review per month (I will hopefully be posting a second review this month come the end of the week or early next.)

~ weekly blog posts for Monday Motivation (I’m pretty sure I have my theme for next week. I may have time to fire it off tomorrow.)

~ write at least one paper for my certification course

~ write two guest posts per month (I have three prospects on the horizon. Time to brainstorm some themes.)

~ polish a picture book manuscript every other month (It’s still on this week’s Action Plan. We’ll see if it actually happens.)

~ write a short piece for a paying market each month (I love hitting up the Chicken Soup website for ideas.) (I’m also coming across a few other paying markets . . . without hunting too hard.)

Submission Goals (ongoing)

~ guest posts (One this week and one next and January’s goal will be accomplished.)

~ picture book manuscript(s) (This week!)

~ short piece(s) (Let’s bump the deadline from Friday until Saturday this week.)

Reading Goals

~ read one to two books per month (I’m reading Shah Wharton’s Finding Esta and Kevin Albright’s Finding My Father. I’m also finishing up Hidden in the Heart by Catherine West. I hope to have a review posted come Sunday.)

ROW-Specific Goals

~ visit many of you at least once per week (So far, so good.)

~ pop by regularly to the ROW FB pages (not as much as I’d like)

Fitness Goals

~ practice routine for the class I’ll be leading (If I do the routine once per day between now and next Tuesday, it should flow. I want my body to move naturally from one exercise to the next.)

~ do more cardio (I’m going to have to figure out how not to feel queasy after a workout or serious cardio’s going to be out of the question.)

~ visit the gym two to three times a week (It’s still on the Very Possible list for this week.)

~ visit my trainer once per week until I’m done my sessions (Providing I’m feeling okay, I’ll be connecting with Lyn on Thursday.)

~ eat better (Sh, don’t tell, but chocolate is losing its appeal.)

~ drink more water (Since caffeine makes me queasy on an empty stomach and hot chocolate makes me agitated, water is looking more and more appealing.)

~ eat dessert only on the weekend, if at all (I’ve definitely cut back.)

If you’d like to chat between check-ins, pop by the Facebook group. And if fitness goals made the list for 2013, we’d love to have you over at the ROW80 Fitness group.

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