I can’t believe that the July session of Camp NaNoWriMo starts in just three weeks. Didn’t April’s session just end? Like a week ago? What happened to the month of May? And is June going to disappear as fast?
Sadly, I’m afraid that it is, and I have so much to do before the end of the month…
And even more sadly, many of those things have been on the list since last Camp, and nothing seems to be getting done. (I did manage to do the seasonal clothing swap – just in time to have to drag out a sweatshirt as the temps dropped into the low 50s to mid 40s at night.)
I think that part of that reason that nothing seems to be getting done is that my list is too big. The way it’s (not) working now is that I make a list of things to do on my days off, with the understanding that things that don’t get done on those two days will just be carried over to be done over the course of the next five days. It’s a good plan – in theory. In actuality, it doesn’t work so well, probably because the big list is too overwhelming.
But I have three weeks to try to tweak it into something functional.
Three weeks to knock some stuff off the list.
Three weeks to get ready for Camp.
Right now, I have my list of “weekend” (Tuesday and Wednesday) goals already written. Between now and Monday night I’m going to try to get at least a couple things off of that list.
Saturday and Sunday, of course, are mostly taken up with the blog hops, but that still leaves me today/tonight, part of tomorrow morning, and most of Monday before and after work. (And if the next four shifts go as smoothly as last night’s I might be able to get a couple little things done there too. Or at least worked on.)
None of that is going to make the list more finishable on my weekend, but maybe I can at least get a couple things done so that I don’t have to carry them over to my next weekend.
(And since some of the things on my list have been getting carried over for a month or more, I’ll consider it progress to have even one of them permanently off the list.)
And if I can finish Book Six of The Academy of the Accord I can start something new for Camp.
Three weeks. I can probably do that.
But I really need to finish the revisions on Onyx Sun…
Maybe the real reason I can’t seem to make any progress on the list is that there are too many things that are vying for “do me first.”