I’m in the full throes of NaNoWriMo this week. I meant to blog yesterday, but even waking up at 4:15 (thanks to Fall Back), it took me the whole morning before work to get in my 1649 words.
Excuse any typos. I’m going to try to re-read this to make sure I pluck them all out but it’s hard with this dang splint.
I’m feeling behind the eight-ball this week, which could be due to how crazy my day job felt last week. Or the fact that I feel like I’ll never finish editing Little Birdhouses. Plus I’ve been binge-watching Scandal, which isn’t good for me. But, damn, that show is so good. I mean who doesn’t love the chemistry between Olivia and the President? And that’s some good writing, although some of the shows have become more predictable to me lately. No spoilers please. I’m watching it on Netflix.
So today, I thought I’d list some goals so I don’t get sucked into Netflix-land. These are goals just for today:
- Smile: Yep. I put this on mt goal list. Maybe I’m suffering from SAD, but my overbooked, overwhelming schedule is driving me nuts. I’m about ready to escape to anywhere but here (but preferably a place where there’s a beach and a cocktail in my hand). Smiling helps me feel better and it makes other people feel good too.
- Edit Chapter Four of Little Birdhouses: I’m on the 4th revision now, and for some reason whenever my schedule fills up, I forget I ought to be revising this. I need to edit it and send it onto my readers.
- Write 1650 words on The Cape: At least that’s what I think the story will be called. I shared the beginning of the story here last week. It’s taking off, and now I’m writing two novels at the same time. Tell me when I’ll fit all that in?
- Run: It’s 3 mile Tuesday. I’ll try to get in 3 miles this AM or 30 minutes. Running makes me feel sane. Plus, I can listen to All The Light We Cannot See while I’m hitting the pavement, which is more productive than watching Scandal.
- Clean Out My Desk: At work. I’m on an organizational kick, which only happens to me about once a year, so I need to take advantage of it while I can.
- Write a newsletter: For PTA. Due this week.
- Talk to a friend: Friends are so great to keep us motivated and grounded. Tonight is gymnastics/TKD night, which means I’ll be sitting on a bench for about four hours. I love the gym moms. It’s so nice to have friends who understand the craziness of gym life! I love all my friends. You guys rock!
- Breath: I can’t do yoga with my broken hand, but I can practice my deep breathing when I’m overwhelmed.
- Laugh: Laughter is the best antidote when I feel down. It feels us with endorphins. Sometimes laughing at the disaster of living makes you realize how small your problems are in the big scheme of things.
- Have Fun: I started writing because I enjoyed it. Writing’s my dream job, and so it’s important to me that I still have fun when I do it. Creating worlds, characters, analogies is amazing and makes me in awe of what the human brain is capable of.
What are your goals today?
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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday Goals”
I can’t believe you’re managing to write with half your hand in a splint! Well done you!
I have a bunch of things on my to do list, writing NaNo, doing some masters work, tidying the bedroom and kitchen, doing some baking. But I think I need to take a leaf from your book and add breath/laugh/smile to my list. It’s important to take five minutes and remind myself I’m doing all this stuff because I like it and I want to, and that NaNo is fun as well as a bit stressful!
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I have too much on my to-do list to stop writing. I’m a pretty good one-hand typer! It’s just frustrating that it takes so much longer!
Breathing is so important to release stress. I’ve been taking Yoga over the last year, and I find it helps so much! I hope you achieve all of your goals today with a smile on your face!
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