ROW80 check-in #24

First week working my new grand list. Am I ready to throw in the towel? ūüėČ No, I’m actually pretty pleased at how hard I pushed it this week. That’s not to say I could not have done better, but it’s a start.

The Goals ‚Ästweek-1 results

  • Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters– done
  • Pick a title for Voyage Novu #1 & #2- I’ve picked a series title: The Love Projects and I’m tossing around the idea of She’s Mine for the title of the first book. I’m not sure.
  • Write 3,000 words each week or 33,000 for the round-¬†done, I added 3,020 this week!!
  • Spend time editing at least 3 times each week-¬†24-pages done, I got a great idea from Julie Glover’s goal post and I’ve added a page goal to my edit sessions. This will help to keep me on schedule for the next goal in the list.
  • Send Voyage Novu #1 to 2nd beta-¬†I’ve had a brief discussion with my 2nd beta and we have a rough idea when I can send her the WIP, very exciting.
  • Finish Editing¬†Voyage Novu #1-¬†to be done after feedback is received from 2nd beta
  • Voyage Novu#1 Query/Synopsis: finish, polish, get 2nd opinions, finalize AND send out 1st round- lots going on in this goal and first up is finishing the Query/Synopsis. This week I’ve gathered all my ideas into the two documents and reviewed some of the tips I’ve gathered along the way. I’m tweaking each as I go on the edits and the pattern seems to be working so far.
  • Finish first draft of¬†Voyage Novu#2 and begin to edit- at 3k per week this goal should beginning in Mid-August
  • Finish reading current craft book and start another-¬†confession time, I did not finish Plot & Structure during the break, but I did read a whole chapter this week. Amazing how much more interesting a book is if you can read more than a couple pages at a time.
  • Workout a minimum of 200-minutes a week and round it out with plenty of water, sleep and my calorie limit- my workouts slipped during break too, goodness. I didn’t get all 200-minutes this week, but I was close. Everything else was good, so close on this one.¬†WEEK 2 PRIORITY
  • Study one of the Nia 52-moves each week- Pelvic¬†Circles: stand in “A” stance, move your hips in a fluid motion, as if you were playing with a hula hoop. Sense the motion of the ball of your hip joints rotating in their sockets. Keep your knees soft. Play with the speed and direction of your hips.
  • Finish the Sanjana bars and start the Opal bars (i.e. studying the song/movement structure)-¬†no new work on the bars, but I practiced teaching the 3-songs I know real well and feel much more comfortable there. I need to see progress on the bars next week WEEK 2 PRIORITY
  • Finish needed continuing education, enter all credits on PMI site and save my PMP certification for another 3-years-¬†I’m almost finished with my first 12-hour course, score. I did work on this during break and almost finished the first course this week, but the last goal on the list took way to much time on Friday.
  • Stay on top of my co-op preschool Treasurer responsibilities-¬†I’m on top of this one. As long as I keep plugging away I should be golden. I have a reasonable list to take care of this week before the first tuition checks are due, so it will be important to stay on top of this goal.

Motivation Jars (14-goals in all & $7.50 is up for grabs each week): 12-goals had real good progress or they’re in line for progress, but in 2 (workout minutes and Sanjana bars) I just didn’t get it done. Wardrobe Jar gets $6.43 and NOT my political party of choice jar gets $1.07

One novella WIP in edits, a second novella WIP is started (actually two WIPs¬†are started, more about that in the next round), craft education continues and PMP continuing education in progress. Happy dance, lots done. BUT, Nia Sanjana still needs work, I need to get back to consistent workouts and I’m not in query mode yet…I’m not published yet

Back to work for me. Hope you have a fabulous week.


4 thoughts on “ROW80 check-in #24

  1. Great progress! I love the idea of the motivation jars! That’s awesome … I might come up with something like that too lol
    Have a great week!

  2. Wow, what a lot you got done this week! I loved Plot & Structure, but I admit there’s a lot there. It wasn’t a breeze-through read for me. And I couldn’t even give a pages-edited update this week because I searched my WIP for passive and unnecessary words and phrases instead. This coming week, I’ll be working through pages instead. I want to have a beautiful polished novel by the end of summer.

    Best wishes crafting the query. You know how I feel about that. :/ Have a lovely week!

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