2017 Goal Check #4

2017 Goal Check #4

A return to #row80. The link is back 🙂 Click here to link.

Hard to believe it is February. January went by in a blur. I spend most of my time editing Dead in the Water. I hope to have something grand to say about it soon. Fingers crossed. I’m taking a few days off from most writing related chores to focus on cleaning my house.  My family has been very understanding as I ignored most everything while I edited. I might do a little writing and planning.


  • Write 200,000 words. On hold. I will pick this back up on the 6th.
  • Edit 600 pages. This week I edited 42 pages!  That brings the yearly total to 227/600 pages. I have several stories waiting in the wings. I just need to decide which to edit next. Novel or novella? Fantasy or Mystery? Tough decisions.
  • Walk 2,600,000 steps.
    I walked a puny 21,245 steps this week bringing the grand total to 114,280/2.6 million. I got a long way to go. After a month of just tracking my normal steps, it’s amazing I’m not heavier than I currently am. I’m a few steps shy of a slug. Not good. I am going for a walk in 15 minutes.:) My goal is 50,000 steps a week.
  • Read 80 books. I haven’t finished anything new since my last check-in. I’m reading Plot &Structure by James Scott Bell. I’m taking my time. As he suggests, this week I am working through the exercises on generating new ideas. Fun. Completed 6/80 books this year.
  • Find the shipwreck at Ft. Morgan. This is a goal for summer so, check back later.
  • Complete devotional.  I restarted this for February and I am on track. So far. 🙂

How did your week go?


2 thoughts on “2017 Goal Check #4

  1. Walk 2,600,000 steps! Wow… I feel exhausted just reading that. Though it is an admirable goal. How do you plan on adding those extra steps this year? Do you walk on the track at your local fitness center, use a treadmill?

    You’re off to find The Rachel this summer? Do take pictures! I hear that it’s wearing away piece by piece as it is buried and uncovered through the seasons.


    • It is a massive number. If I did the math right it’s less than 10,000 steps a day. Which at this point is near impossible. But I will try. I am attempting to start small, walking a mile or two extra a day. Once I have that habit I will add to it. I walk at the local mall, before the shops open 🙂 and the neighborhood. I hate gyms. They smell and everyone is so much thinner than I am.
      If, when, I find the shipwreck I will take lots of pictures. There are actually two on Dauphin Island. I’ve never found either. I’m sure it will work it’s way into a story at some point.

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