Well, here we are, the second ROW of the year and an opportunity to reflect and readjust. I did start the year with an extensive set of objectives, Some were met, some not quite, some complete misses.
My long-term goals remain the same:
- to become a better writer
- to grow my community of online followers
- to maintain my health - mental and physical
Objectives (writerly and an 'other' section):
- Write - Because I do enjoy it. I'll set a new and very modest target of 1h/day, early in the day.
- Write new material - one draft Flash Fiction a week.
- Edit existing material - to send in for publication - see below.
- Work on my next novel
- Write better - Read about how to write, and get constructive feedback.
- My main source of writing info is a series of writerly blogs. Objective -stay current.
- Continue with setting Flash Fiction prompts. Good for challenge, practice, and feedback. Objective - set a challenge a week.
- Publish/market - We publish partially for the glory and bags of money, but also for the feedback and increased marketability.
- I have many FF written already, here. I'll re-examine them, and send off one a week to some publishers.
- Read with purpose
- Objective - read and review a book a week.
- Better health
- It's spring now. Set Fitbit target to 3500 steps a day. Objective - 5 times a week.
- Set sleep target to 7.5 hours, starting at midnight. Objective - 5 times a week.
- Stay social - That's a given, what with walking about, visits to local cafes and bars, and all my grandkids being in Ottawa.
- Again, limits for some of this. No more than three pub visits a week.
- Have fun - Gaming, Netflix - both indoors. Outdoors? I had this objective last year for casual fun, like Netflix and video games. But now gaming, and Twitch streaming, has grown to several hours a day, at various times, for various durations. Sometimes I have viewers to chat with, sometimes not.
- Set up a regular schedule (try again!)
- Use Map My Walk to track my exercise, and show in Google Earth for me.
- Chores - I added this to capture bigger jobs.