Thursday, April 05, 2007

Progress!!!

Time's short so I'm going with bulleted lists today.

On my writing goals:

  • I've been steadily making progress on some projects I've had in the burner:
    1. Remailed my first essay to a new set of Literary Journals, since everyone in the first set sent me such nice form rejections. I reworked my cover letter a bit and sent it on its way.
    2. Mailed out two other essays, each to its own set of publications.
    3. Did some basic character sketches for a story I've had floating around in my head.
  • I've been doing well with my 5-hours-per-week writing goal. I didn't meet it last week because of wedding trip preparations and the weekend away, but I met it the first week, and I'm plugging away at it this week.
  • My goal of getting a website up and running has jumped to the top of my list of priorities, so I'm spending some time gathering pieces for my portfolio and writing some general content.

On life in general:

  • I'm feeling healthy, happy and focused.
  • My Love's birthday was Tuesday and we're hoping to do something special this weekend--not sure what, we're going to be spontaneous.
  • Things at work are going well, mostly because I do what needs to get done while I'm there and worry about what I need to do when I get home, when I get home. (What a concept, huh?) I realized that spending my whole day thinking about all the other things that I could, should or want to be doing is not the most efficient way to use my time. And it doesn't excatly make life at work pleasant.
  • I've been thinking a lot about the importance of having a community of people in your life.

On my blogs:

  • Because I'm so busy these days, and I find the thought of writing a blog post and then editing it and formatting it for two different blog environments and posting to two different sites almost unbearable, I've been a bit lazy on the blogging front. I'm trying to break through this.
  • I'm considering making this a writing/life blog and making my Spaces blog a health/weight loss blog. I'm not sure how that would work out because so much of that stuff overlaps, but I figure it can't hurt to give it a try.
  • There's still the chance, if all else fails, that I'll be moving to Blogger-only mode, but I'm going to continue posting on both blogs for now.

Thanks for sticking with me through this dry spell!


**Note: It just occurred to me that I didn't post my last entry at Spaces here. (See bullet point 1 under "On my blogs".) Check it out if you're interested.

1 comment:

ms. biped said...

EXCELLENT for progress on writing goals! So good for you! Is it okay if I feel a little envious, too, though? Because I have been failing miserably at mine. *sigh*

2 blogs!

have fun with your bday weekend plans!

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