It's That Time Again

It’s that time of month again. You know what time that is. No, not that kind of time! It’s time for an update of my long term goals. I seem to have missed the update in April; I think this means the update is a bi-monthly instead of a monthly thing. :-)

Okay, first a reminder of what my goals for the year are:

Design a book database
Organize my poetry
Lose 30 pounds by August
Read 52 books
Find a job
Finish a draft of one of my WIPs
Finish edits on DIF
Figure out Twitter
Figure out my iPod

And here’s what I’ve accomplished so far:

Design a book database
Organize my poetry ~ done 01/2010
Lose 30 pounds by August
Read 52 books ~ ongoing
Find a job ~ done 22/02/2010
Finish a draft of one of my WIPs
Finish edits on DIF ~ ongoing
Figure out Twitter
Figure out my iPod

Not bad I guess, I’ve got 4 out of 10 goals crossed off my list and a couple of them are ongoing.

The weight thing? We’re not going to discuss the weight thing.

I’m doing pretty well on the book reading. It says I’ve read 22 books in the side bar, but I’ve read 3 more since then. I’ve slowed down from the beginning, which is only to be expected, what with having to work for a living. :-)

I’ve been working on the edits for DIF but it’s slow going because I keep moving stuff around and adding scenes. There’s one scene that I cut from the beginning with the intention of moving it somewhere else, but it hasn’t found a home yet. I don’t want to delete it entirely, but I need to work out some logistics problems to successfully move it.

Twitter . . . you want to know the truth? I don’t do well in crowds, and Twitter feels awfully crowded to me. It’s like this world-wide chat room, only bigger. Have patience with me my fellow Tweets, I’m working on it!

The updates in my journal are still a little sporadic, but there’s been enough of them I feel justified in crossing it off my list. If I start to slack off I’ll just have to uncross it.

Can you believe it’s May already? Where’d April go?

Has anyone else out there set some long-term goals for the year? If so, how are you making out so far?


Tom Stephenson said...

That seems like quite an achievement to me! I'm not making any long-term goals until about 1 year after the general election here, and the cuts have kicked in properly!

graceunderpressure said...

Maybe that scene needs to live in a different book, or spend a period being homeless...er... travelling.

You are awesome, what a goal achiever you are! :D

C R Ward said...

Tom: Thank you! And I have 7 whole months to get the rest of them done. :-)

Nance: You're just saying that because it's true. :-)

Jamie D. said...

You're making great progress, Carol...especially for someone who went back to work. Sounds like you're making decent progress on your WIP's too.

My goals are...stagnating, sort of. I've just decided on a total rewrite of the WIP I wanted to submit in June, so that's going to be very much delayed. *sigh*

Good luck with that scene...I've got a few I'm determined to work into the rewrite as well, just need to find a logical way to do it. I'm sure you'll figure something out. :-)