Spring has finally decided to stick around Chicagoland lately, which means that I’ve been able to get out and start walking again. Last year, when I started my journey for a healthier me, watching my diet and all this walking helped me lose about thirty pounds. I gained a little bit over the winter, what with it being so cold and all, but now I’m ready to focus and try to drop another thirty. Not only is the exercize good for me on the physical health level, it’s also been fantastic for my mental health, too. I’m afraid the boyfriend and I have run into a little bit of some money issues, so things are super tight and a little stressful, so the walks help me keep sane as everything seems to be spiraling a little out of control. Besides, it saves a little in gas money since I’m mostly walking to the nearby grocery store to pick up things we might need that day.
What does this have to do with RoW80? Not much, really. I just mostly wanted to mention it, because it’s just been so damn lovely. Things with my goals for the “writing challenge that knows you have a life” has been pretty lovely, too. And everyone leaving all the wonderful comments encouraging me and telling me I’m juggling so much so well: first of all, thank you! And second of all, I think you’re all crazy because all I can think is, “UGH, I NEED TO BE DOING MORE, BUT WHAT? HOW?”
*Ahem* I am a strange mix of a workaholic perfectionist and a lazy-ass son of a bitch. Anyway, here’s
Wonderwall my goals:
Monthly Goal: Finish Fearless by the end of April. It’s starting to feel a little dodgy, but I know that, when I do work on it, I’ve been getting a lot of pages down, so there might actually be a chance if I start scheduling some mega-work sessions when we get a little closer to the deadline. The biggest problem is that the next new King’s Quest chapter comes out April 26, so I’m going to be mighty distracted by that.
Weekly Goal: Read one book a week; write one new short story a week. Finished Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes last week, though I haven’t decided what I’m going to focus on finishing next. It’ll either be Stephen King’s The Eyes of the Dragon or Kurt Vonnegut’s Galapagos. As far as my story goes, I got a good start on one, but I’m running into the problem of not knowing quite where it’s going. I might need to think about it a little bit more this coming week and maybe try to spit out a flash or something to be this week’s story.
Hey, I also managed to get a non-RoW post up, too! Go me!
Daily(ish) Goals: Submit one story per non-word day. Three days off=three stories shipped off, including last week’s new story, “Victory.” Now we play the waiting game…
The waiting game sucks. Let’s play Hungry Hungry Hippos.
How’s everyone else doing out there? Get a chance to check in with my fellow RoWers here yet? You should!