March 27, 2013

So, what do you think of the alliteration?

I snagged my list of goals from January so I can see how I’ve done and what to push forward to Round 2.

Freelance Goals

~ complete co-writing manuscript with Client #1 (The end is in sight, but I have a fair amount of reworking to do now that RL has gone over the entire first draft.)

~ work with Client #2 to bring her novel from idea to submittable manuscript (We aim to have this well on the way by the end of the year. PR has developed a compelling storyline and is doing extensive work fleshing out her main characters. She is almost ready to begin writing the book. Very exciting!)


I have three new editing clients. I think I have a great start for my Round 2 goals.

Writing Goals (this round)

~ blog/post six times per week including ROW check-ins (I haven’t done too badly, but I haven’t averaged six posts per week.)

~ blogging to include at least one book review per month (I have as yet to post March’s review.)

~ weekly blog posts for Monday Motivation (For the last two months, I have prepped the posts well ahead of time. In fact, today I wrote five posts for April. I hope I can keep up the momentum.)

~ write at least one paper for my certification course (That silly little thing called sleep keeps getting in the way. I do think I will add “write both papers” to my Action Plan for Round 2.)

~ write two guest posts per month (Not. gonna. happen.)

~ polish a picture book manuscript every other month (Let’s make that six before the end of the year. That way I should still be able to accomplish this goal.)

~ write a short piece for a paying market each month (I wrote one so far this year. I guess I’m not really all that far behind.

Submission Goals (ongoing)

~ guest posts (I think I’ve written one. Oh, well!)

~ picture book manuscript(s) (See above changes.)

~ short piece(s) (One done. Six to twelve to go before the end of the year, including contests.)

Reading Goals (new addition)

~ read one to two books per month (Getting 12-24 books read by the end of the year should be easy. I have hundreds of books calling my name. Can you hear them?)


~ follow the chronological reading program for my ESV Bible (I’m reading five times per week. It will take me over a year to complete, but it gives me catch-up time, which is better than feeling defeated and giving up.)


Education Goals

~ finish the requirements for my CAPPA Pregnancy Fitness Educator certification within 12-18 months

~ audit Lisa Hall-Wilson‘s FB course

~ complete my CECs for my Personal Trainer Specialist certification

ROW-Specific Goals

~ visit many of you at least once per week (I would love to, but each week seems to vanish Poof!)

~ pop by regularly to the ROW FB pages (This has definitely fallen off the radar.)

Fitness Goals

~ practice routine for the class I’ll be leading (I taught one six-week prenatal class. I have two BYOB [Bring Your Own Baby] classes left to teach and a second prenatal routine to develop.)

~ do more cardio (I’ve improved in this area a wee tiny, itty bitty bit.)

~ visit the gym two to three times a week (giggle – giggle – snort)

~ visit my trainer once per week until I’m done my sessions (I’ve given my last five classes to my daughter, but am very thankful for the help my trainer gave me.)

~ eat better (slow and somewhat steady)

~ drink more water (There’s water in every liquid, right?)

~ eat dessert only on the weekend, if at all (Yeah, right!)

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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