The Chase
An Unhappy Customer

ROW80-3 04/08/2019 Getting Things Done

There's a process/book/movement around GTD. I think I need it, all though I would call it GTRTD. Getting The Right Things Done. I do a lot in the day - we all manage to be busy doing something, even if it's staring out a window. What I do need to start with is record in detail what I actually spend the day on. Might be scary.  Then find some tools to manage my time - maybe just my Evernote? 

I was in Toronto until last Wednesday night, and had lots of quiet mornings on my girlfriend's front porch. She slept. I edited/wrote/read.  Or stared into space.

Status (progress shown in italics):

  • Write - Because I enjoy it.
    • Write new material - one Flash Fiction a week.
      • Did another one for last Friday, with a prompt of heat, plus a rando location and a random thing. Mine was The Chase.  birthday theme.    
    • Edit existing material - to send in for publication. 2h/d. I've selected one of my stories, The Ghost in the Machine.  Lots of hours in coffee shop and on porch. I am making progress.  
  • Write better - Read about how to write, and get constructive feedback.
    • Series of writerly blogs. Objective  -stay current.  Yup. 
    • Write regularly - set a FF challenge a week.  Yup, the challenge this time is from an Australian site - 500 words in 55 hours. Using six pairs of adjectives. I'll do 1000 words, by next Friday. 
    • Other - Still need to do workbooks for MasterClass on Storytelling, by Neil Gaiman. It might help my editing. And the James Patterson one looks intriguing. 
  • Publish/market  
    • Amazon Marketing Services Campaigns on KDP -Some sales, but suggested bids keep going up. Still have all the bids to a tenth of former value, and decreased dynamic pricing percentages just to calm it down. 
    • Give away print copies of Flash Fiction Stories. Still doing this, mostly at my local. Good feedback.
    • Send in one story a week to a publication. Nope.
  • Read with purpose
    • Objective - read and review a book a week. Some waiting at home. I am churning through my Guardian Weekly though.
  • Health
    • Fitbit step Objective - 7 day average 3500.  Average is down at 2200, but varies a lot. 
    • Set sleep target to 7 hours, starting at midnight. 7 hours, 6/7 days. Bedtime 5/7 days. Usually up 7/8.  
  • Stay social - That's a given, what with walking about, visits to local cafes and bars, and all my grandkids being in Ottawa. At my girlfriend's place and did a siblings a lunch. And beers at a local, and coffee at a cafe.  
  • Have fun - Gaming, Netflix - both indoors. Outdoors?
    • Netflix/Amazon -  Still too much Grey's Anatomy, etc. 
    • Gaming - 8:30-10:30 schedule.  Too much. My trucking, plus a new game, Elite Dangerous. 
    • Vacation - Do at least mini-trips. Thinking. Would have to be solo.
  • Chores - Gardening. "New" bookcase. 

 

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