I struggled with whether or not I wanted to participate this round. It didn't go so well for me in the last one. I mean, I perhaps got onto the right path with my novel, but I didn't get far into the edits. Not as far as I would've liked to have at any rate. But I realized I didn't really set proper goals to attain. They weren't manageable.
During the break, I took a look at the plan I made during school. It was the plan for spending my time as a writer once school was done. The problem with it is that I don't have the amount of time I thought I might. Maybe I will once my bathroom is done, but I'm living in the present.
Anyway, the plan was useful in that it gave me an idea. I also looked at the schedule we used to use for how many pages to write for a screenplay each week to get a first draft done in a semester. We did 6-10 pages each week, but had other assignments. I wasn't working during school, so that amount is too much right now. But it helped me develop some targets.
1. Exercise 4-5 times/week for at least 30 mins
1. Duolingo for 15 mins/day
1. Bathroom Reno
2. Declutter: 15 mins/day
1. Play for 15 mins/day
2. Do 30 mins of theory each week
1. The Mockumentary: Write 3-5 pages/week
2. Sparks: Edit 1-2 chapters/week
3. Skills: Spend 30 mins/week on skill development
One of the hardest parts of goalsetting is figuring out how much time something takes, and how much time one has to dedicate to a task. I have a lot of timeblindness myself which makes it even worse. I hope the new goals fit your time slots to become more achievable!ReplyDelete
It's especially difficult if you are someone who tends to take on more than they really should. I'm bad for that, but trying to be better!Delete
Nice set of clear goals! Happy ROWing!ReplyDelete
I'm hoping this pairing down is helpful. Happy ROWing to you as well! Your list is quite full. I hope you find some time to relax in between everything too.Delete