ROW80 Round 3 Goals

Well, today starts a brand new Round of Words in 80 Days.  That means GOALS. 1) Write 20 days out of every 30.  This is an oldie but goodie and one I generally exceed, but it’s a solid productivity goal for me. 2) Finish the first draft of To Get Me To You.  I had expected to do […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Round 2 Goals

This is the eve of the start of Round 2 of ROW80.  I’ve been running numbers, thinking about goals.  I finished Act 1 this week (about 7300 words this week), along with a lot of later series plotting.   Really pleased with that. I’m only setting two goals this round.  Write  at least 20 days […]

Goals for 2014

I just finished putting the black-eyed pea chili on in the crock pot and cleaning up from last night’s little party.  I’ve already made a To Do list for the rest of the week that would probably make a lot of folks tremble in their boots (I’m motivated, yo).  Now that the caffeine from my […]

Round 4 #ROW80 Goals

Today begins Round 4!  This is my 12th round.  How crazy is that?  I’ve done a lot of stuff in the last 3 years.  So, what am I going to work on for the rest of this one? Write 20 out of 30 days.  I’ve generally been doing more than this each month, but it’s […]

#ROW80 Round 3 Goals

So here we are in Round 3.  After a weekend off from writing while family visited, I’m looking forward to diving in again.  I’ve been giving some thought to what goals I want to set for myself this go round. Finish revisions on Riven.  Not setting any date on when this will get done.  It’ll be […]

2013 Round 2 #ROW80 Goals

I made a lot of goals last round that I ended up not making.  And I did a lot of things last round that weren’t actually listed in my goals.  Such is the way of things.  It was a slow start to the year, with a gradual picking up of pace from month to month. […]

2013 Goals

I’m sitting here watching the Gator Bowl and wondering if the the Bulldogs are going to pull a miracle out of their butts and thinking it’s time to jot down my goals for the year.  I’ve made goals about all kinds of things in the past.  Goals about time management, healthy living, eating habits, writing. […]

2012: A Year In Review

Well, it’s that time of year again, when I take a look at the previous year and what I accomplished before launching into next year’s goals tomorrow.  I keep a spreadsheet (third year running) where I track word count and various and sundry other things, so that I can see how I improved from the […]

Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

This line from Galaxy Quest is one I think of a lot when I’m facing challenges.  It’s a great movie, not only because of Alan Rickman (DUH), but because this sentiment is one that helps me put one foot in front of the other (metaphorical or otherwise) when I’m really in the middle of a slog […]