This past week seems like a 100-mile an hour kaleidoscope blur. With ten days left in my summer college session, things are moving at breakneck speed. Since I’d prefer to use what free time I get today to visit some of my fellow ROW’ers, let’s move on to goals.
1) Write 500 new words of fiction a day, or the equivalent (3500 words) during the course of the week. Word Count: 2017. Still seeing steady improvement thanks to the morning writing sessions and Saturday catchup. I’m happy with the forward motion and looking forward to the college break the first couple weeks of August to get better organized. Focused writing times are the key and I could still use improvement in this area. Keeping this goal for week four, continuing to refine.
2) Meet all college deadlines with my best work. I am currently sitting at the top of both of my classes. To say I’m pleased with this would be an understatement. I’m ecstatic. However, the next ten days will be a blur of activity with 4-5 quizzes, 6 (known) homework assignments, 2 tests, oh, and the final exams. This goal is my priority until the end of the month.
3) Spend 15-30 minutes a day, up to 3 hours a week, writing or editing blog posts. Ship (publish) when ready. I did manage to spend one block of time netting me a first draft of a blog post. Which considering the way the week went is an accomplishment. However, I feel I should adjust this goal until the end of the summer session. Goal Change: Complete the drafted post and publish it this week. Original goal suspended until August 1.
4) Pick one stalled project (I have a few) and get it ready to ship. “Project 1” is completed and parts of it are now being implemented. I have a job interview on Monday (which will tell you part of what Project 1 entails)–fingers crossed. This week I’ll be moving to “Project 2,” which is a stalled writing assignment I promised to a close friend. Goal: Draft the three articles belonging to “Project 2.”
Overall, I’d say it was a successful week. How about you? Be sure to get out and support your fellow ROWers, it may be the best visit many of us get this week.