I compared last week to being in a fast moving kaliedoscope. This week, like being strapped onto the front of a 300-mile-an-hour bullet train. Here is how my week, and goals went–fast and missed a few stops, but not because I was looking at the scenery.
1) Write 500 new words of fiction a day, or the equivalent (3500 words) during the course of the week. Word Count: Zero OR 7519. College pretty much made me decide to eat this goal for the week. The 7519 is my word count for various Business and English class projects (more on that in goal #2). Since the second half of the coming week is college free, I know I’ll get in the writing. No worries here, just an small adjustment for one week. Reducing this weeks goal to 2000, done between Thursday and Saturday.
2) Meet all college deadlines with my best work. I’ve met all deadlines, passed all tests and quizzes with 100%’s, and an on track with all assignments. Over the next four days: 3 quizzes, finalize the last major homework (due today), two long-form essays, and of course, the finals for both classes–on the same day. Should be fun. *calm smile* This goal is my priority until semester’s end on Wednesday, and then–Freedom!
3) Spend 15-30 minutes a day, up to 3 hours a week, writing or editing blog posts. Ship (publish) when ready. This goal is on hold until the end of the semester, which means at some point between Thursday and next Sunday, I should be able to get in time for blog writing. My hope is to post at least one non-Resources, non-ROW post during that time. Goal Change: Original goal suspended until August 1, then back to work.
4) Pick one stalled project (I have a few) and get it ready to ship. “Project 1″ is continuing forward, with multiple job interviews and interest–past the fingers crossed stage and now in the contingency planning stage, which is a very good sign. Given all the above, I think I was overly-optimistic about getting time for “Project 2.” However, by midweek I’ll be free to move forward with this project. Goal shift: Draft & polish the first article belonging to “Project 2,” between Thursday and Saturday.
Overall, I’m pleased with the week’s results. I am definitely looking forward to the end of the summer semester and a chance to reconnect and move personal projects forward. Since that all ends on Wednesday, I’ll be sure to drop a quick update to all of you as the dust settles. And now, off to finish that homework I mentioned was due today.
How was your week? Be sure to get out and support your fellow ROWers, it may be the best visit many of us get this week.