Well, things have finally reached a moment of calm. This is not to say that “life is slow,” but that the mania of the past two months (or longer) has relaxed a bit. Perhaps the eye of the hurricane?
I’ve had a pretty fantastic week. Some parts I can’t talk about but the parts I can I’ll be happy to share with all of you. Those that have known me for awhile have heard my personal saying: “Only the moment seems eternal and in a moment, everything will change.” The moment I was in was an eternity and now, well, a great deal has changed (or is in change) for the better. Always fun to see one’s own saying in action.
On to the goals…
1) Write 2000 words of new fiction between Thursday and Sunday. Word Count: 2003. Just made it on this one. I was able to take a look back at the story (“Ben”) and make a few fixes, re-plot a few twists, add some muscle to Ben’s personality (he was a bit “anemic,” IYKWIM), and generally get my mind set back on the story I want to tell, in the way I want to tell it. However, this means a major revision of the cluttered 3-draft story is required. Adjusting this goal for the coming week to concentrate on the makeover: Read through, analyze, and recompile all “Ben” material and be ready to start draft #4 by next Sunday.
2) Meet all college deadlines with my best work. My semester officially concluded around 11 a.m. Thursday. English 101: A. Business 101: A, top of class, and–highest final exam score in my prof’s 25 years of teaching. I think I did okay. *smile* Goal Successfully Met.
3) Spend 15-30 minutes a day, up to 3 hours a week, writing or editing blog posts. Ship (publish) when ready. Returning this goal now that the semester is over. Goal starts right now, in fact, with the writing of this post.
4) Draft & polish the first article belonging to “Project 2,” between Thursday and Saturday. This one did not happen as I opted to concentrate on issues I found in “Ben” instead. However, it is now a new week and a new opportunity to shine. Draft & polish the first article belonging to “Project 2.”
Overall, I’m beyond pleased with the way the week turned out. Even though the semester is over, I have plenty to do (like digging through a pile of email), and plan to use the break to get as much done as possible.
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.