ROW80 -Round 3 2012- The Goals

What’s Row80? A round of words in 80 days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life.

This will be my third round of 80-days. I started out slow and easy in round-1. In round-2 I got a little more serious. I took on my first ever word count goal and I incorporated my non-writing goals to help me keep my whole life moving forward.

Now what for round-3? Status quo or no?

NO. I want more. I want more commitment. I want to query. I want to get published. Status quo will get me there, maybe. I’m going to put my antsy pants to good use.

The Goals

  • Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters
  • Pick a title for Voyage Novu #1 & #2
  • Write 3,000 words each week or 33,000 for the round
  • Spend time editing at least 3 times each week
  • Send Voyage Novu #1 to 2nd beta
  • Finish Editing Voyage Novu #1
  • Voyage Novu#1 Query/Synopsis: finish, polish, get 2nd opinions, finalize AND send out 1st round
  • Finish first draft of Voyage Novu#2 and begin to edit
  • Finish reading current craft book and start another
  • Workout a minimum of 200-minutes a week and round it out with plenty of water, sleep and my calorie limit
  • Study one of the Nia 52-moves each week
  • Finish the Sanjana bars and start the Opal bars (i.e. studying the song/movement structure)
  • Finish needed continuing education, enter all credits on PMI site and save my PMP certification for another 3-years
  • Stay on top of my co-op preschool Treasurer responsibilities

Okay, I know. That is one full and possibly disastrous list. I’ve done a ton of thinking over the past couple of weeks. If I back off I’ll just slack. I am capable of doing more when I am busy. These last couple of weeks proved it. No stressing, just moving forward and get busy with it. But there is some fun to be had here. Suzanne Rock gave me a fantabulous idea: Budget Creativity: Using Mini-Goals to Motivate.

I’ve got two jars. One labeled with the political party that is NOT my choice and the other is labeled wardrobe. Each week I’ll divide $7.50 based on the weeks results. At the end of the round I’ll have $100 in my jars. I really don’t want to help out the other guys, especially this year, and I’d really like to get something new for fall. so…

Let’s go round-3! It’s on.

10 thoughts on “ROW80 -Round 3 2012- The Goals

  1. It’s on! Woot!
    Quite a list you got there, but I know you can do it and we’ll be here cheering you on 😉

    • It was real tempting to step back, but I feel the turning point for me is right there. I want to reach a little farther and see what I can do.
      Thanks, Juliana!! I really appreciate having you around 🙂

    • thanks, Savannah 🙂 it is a long list. I’m not nervous, I’m too busy to be nervous, lol. Well, I’ve got 80-days to knock ’em out…full steam ahead. Thanks for your support.

    • 3k OMG, I’m trying not to think of that 🙂 it’s just 3-1k sprints, right…yes, that’s all it is, lol. It puts me past the 1/2 way point to my goal of 5k/wk. 5k, eek, who said that 🙂

  2. Okay, that is a totally awesome motivation tool! I should really think of doing something similar!

    I was motivating myself with Starburst candies for Fast Draft last week… but then I just ended up binge eating them after a depressing conversation with my husband. Orz.

    Anyway… good luck on your goals this round! You can totally do it!

    • I was worried about making this little bet, b/c having a perfect round of 80-days is hard. But I’ll give it a shot, eek 🙂
      Love starbursts by the way. I craved them during my 1st pregnancy. My oldest is really sweet, lol

  3. Awesome list of goals there! It does look like a lot, but if you know it’s what you need, then it’s perfect! Absolutely love the incentive jars. I wouldn’t want to give that away either…especially to the OTHER guys lol. Good luck with everything this round!

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