Confession: I’ve not made much progress this week. Correction I have made progress on only one or two goals and the others have fallen to the ground with a crash. Is there a reason for this? Maybe, not sure it’s a good reason. I’m easily distracted. At the moment I’m focused on finishing a project and getting it ready for the world. That takes time. Write. Edit. Re-write. Edit. Beta readers. Editor. Edit again.
The life of a writer isn’t just writing. Not anymore. Now the writer is also publicist. Once the project is ready for the world, if you self-publish you have to format it. Finally, you create blurbs and look for outlets to promote it.
If that wasn’t enough, I just started a newsletter and the first issue will be out very soon. My birthday is in a few days and Mardi Gras ends in one week. I haven’t been to a parade yet! Sigh!
I have to be honest. I only work on writing related activities for a few hours each day. I have a job and children that take up the rest of my time. Yes, I use that as an excuse even when I had time and wasted it…reading. The point is, my goals are lopsided.
Participate in the weekly Health/Fitness Challenge at church. Goal this week attend two workout classes and one day on treadmill. I haven’t been to gym yet. I do have a class tonight. I don’t think I will make it to class on Thursday. Daughter #2 is playing in the school “rock” band Thursday morning. I’m not missing that.
-Read 4 books a month, roughly 1 book a week. Check! I just finished The Cat Who Came in off The Roof. It was a cute fun read. I tried to read another book, but tossed it aside. I just started I am Number Four.
-Edit book 2 in my mystery series. Nada! I’m tossing this goal for now.
-Work on self-publishing Book 1. I’ve sent the MS to another beta reader. still with beta reader.
-Institute Meatless Monday. Mostly meatless. I made stir-fry with a little leftover pork.
-Keep up with the local Critique Group. No progress here.
-At some point I need to write a story I’ve plotted. No progress here.
– Edit/publish Coffee. I’ve written a blurb and tweaked my bio. I also have the front matter together. I need to reread it and make sure I have all the edits taken care of. I also need to format it. YUK!
I’m okay with the slow progress. I hate to exercise and actively look for reasons not to go to the gym. Here’s a fun little video. This is how I feel at the gym 🙂
How did you do this week?