This weekend was a complete bust as far as productivity went. I spent a lot of time in my office sitting in front of my computer, but other than the blogman post yesterday I didn’t really do much of anything.
Lately I seem to be doing good with my goals and progressing nicely with my writing at the beginning of the week, but as the week goes on I seem to peter out. Today I seem to be breaking the pattern because I feel motivated to do absolutely nothing. Don’t feel like updating my blogs, checking my e-mail . . . don’t even feel like reading. I guess it’s just one of those days.
I can only hope that I’ll do better as the week goes on.
Last week’s goals were: start writing ahead in my serial, do a Pantoum for the Passion for Poetry, start keeping up my journal again, make time to read.
I actually wrote two chapters of my serial last week, so chapter six was ready for posting before I even left for school on Friday. Maybe there’s hope for me for NaNo yet. :-)
Also managed to get the Pantoum post written early. I even scheduled to post at the proper time because I find I’m a little crunched for time in the mornings. I have two extra poetry forms in the can, but I don’t have poems for them yet. In other poetry news, I have had a poems accepted for a themed anthology. Not much money involved but they will be sending me a contract to sign.
I did start keeping up my journal again, I’ve written in it every night for a week.
Believe it or not, the one goal I didn’t complete was making time to read. I’m wondering if that’s why I did so well on my writing goals last week, I was in more of a writing mood than a reading mood.
This week’s goals:
Continue moving ahead with my serial. I want to have two extra chapters by the end of the week. If I do an extra chapter a week for the next few weeks I’ll have a surplus during Nano.
This week’s poetry form will be the Ottava Rima. I would also like to get the poem examples written for the two forms I have the posts done for. I also need to get my “poemwork” done for my poetry group tomorrow night and I have to make a decision on what poems I want included in their yearly anthology (the deadline is Friday).
Keep up with my journaling. I’ve been doing good so far, now I just have to keep up the momentum.
I know what book I want to review for the AW book blog chain so I’d really like to get that done before my turn comes up. The other blog chain is for a flash fiction piece so I really can’t prepare for that one - I have to wait for my prompt.
I started off strongly doing the timed writing prompts on my Random Writings blog last week, but then I missed Friday and Saturday. Let’s aim for the full seven days this week.
Read every day. It’s a sad situation when I have to make reading one of my weekly goals. I blame the start of the new season for television on my not reaching this goal last week. :-)