February Goals

First, a recap of January.

I did manage to get the changes made to Book One of The Academy of the Accord. Barely, but it’s done and is safely in the hands of (well, in the email of) a fearless (or maybe fearful) beta reader.

I didn’t fair so well in the “write every day” category but today starts a new month so I’m ready to try again.

I did finish the paper edits of Book Two of The Academy of the Accord and will be entering changes every day.  I want it done before the end of the month and Book Three started.  (Book Three is still in paper edits.)

I also need to realize that sometimes I have to adjust my goals.  For instance, on weekends when I’m working and doing blog hops, other things might have to fall by the wayside a bit.  I’m going to try not to let them, but I won’t beat myself up over it when it happens, either.

So, writing goals for February:

Get Book Two of The Academy of the Accord updated in Word.

Finish paper edits of Book Three of The Academy of the Accord

Depending on how long it takes to get Book Two’s changes made, maybe get Book Three’s done, too.  That’s probably pushing it quite a bit, though, so I’m not holding me to that one.

So, those are my writing goals.

Non-writing goals are mostly focused on house stuff – deluttering, maintaining a set cleaning schedule, that sort of thing.  I suck at housework.  I keep up with laundry and cleaning the rat cage, but that’s about it, but I really want that to change, so…

I also want to do more craft stuff – crochet, counted cross stitch, etc. I’m not quite sure how or when to schedule time for that, though. Work days are crunched enough as it is and the to-do lists for my days off are usually an exercise in over-estimating my abilities.

And, yes, I am fully aware that “doing more craft stuff” is in direct opposition to “decluttering and cleaning.”  I can dream though, can’t I?






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5 responses to “February Goals

  1. Stevie Miller

    Interesting: you are another one of my friends who is doing an assessment of your goals at this time. I literally just decided yesterday that I need to do regular goal assessment, and that failing to do so is what was holding me back in past years: in other words, I forgot about my goals! LOL

    As far as crafting being in direct opposition to decluttering: it actually isn’t, provided that you force yourself to use only the materials you already have. I have been doing this for recent projects out of pure financial necessity, and I’ve found that I definitely own thread well beyond my life expectancy!

    I have another friend who, several years ago, decided to do whatever was necessary to finish all her WIPs. As she finished them and gave away or sold the final products, she got rid of the supplies for that craft, keeping only those for sewing and photography, the two things she had selected to focus on for the future. So she managed to combine crafting and decluttering quite intensively! I don’t have the discipline to narrow down to so few, although I think I could be happy confining myself to just fiber arts for the rest of my life. But that’s rather an awfully broad category, isn’t it?

    • I have two different planners that are designed to help you focus on your goals. Amazingly, they only work if you take the time to check in with them on a regular basis. LOL

      Time spent crafting is time not spent decluttering. I need to get the big stuff dealt with and then I can do the crafting part. Except I don’t want to wait that long.

  2. Skye Hegyes

    I understand the need to declutter. That’s something I have to work on as well. I also need to organise my craft supplies again. They’ve grown out of control. Wowsa!

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