Hooray! I am finally ending my streak of missed Sunday check-ins! I’m also making this check-in first thing in the morning, which is unusual but today it’s necessary. My afternoon is blocked off for a very special friend’s bachelorette wine tasting party. Yes, you read that correctly. I’ll be touring a few of the local wineries this afternoon under the guise of a bachelorette party. It’s going to be a wild and fun time.
But that’s not why you’re here so let’s get to it. Here’s how the last few days have gone since Wednesday’s check-in:
- Goal #1 – Write 1000 words daily. On Thursday I was about 180 words short of meeting my goal, but I made up for it on Friday and met the goal. Knowing that I was probably not going to have time to write today because of my aforementioned plans, I wrote yesterday instead so that I could take today off, and I met the daily goal yesterday.
- Goal #2 – Stick to my blog post schedule. I missed Thursday’s blog post, but I knew that I was going to so I’m okay with that. I am making today’s post (woo-hoo!) and I think I’m going to manage to get a book review done for tomorrow. So, this goal is definitely seeing improvement but has room for more improvement.
- Goal #3 – Complete the first draft of my WIP. Since the beginning of Round 3 I’ve added almost 39K words to my draft. I’m almost at a total of 52K words, and I still feel like I’m about halfway through the story. I think I can still achieve this goal, but to do that I’m going to have to be disciplined about meeting Goal #1 once school begins.
Ah, fall semester. It’s just coming into visibility on this road I’m on. Starting tomorrow I’m going to start practicing my new work routine so that I’ll have worked out the kinks and already have an idea of what’s going to work and what’s not going to work in terms of how I’m going to get everything done everyday. You might have guessed that I love having a routine. I’m just made that way, I guess, and it takes me some time to get into a regular routine, so that’s why I’m starting early. I’m also adding an item to my routine that hasn’t been there in some time. Some of you are very familiar with it. It’s that thing called exercise. Yes, I’m trying to integrate that into my routine. Four days a week. We’ll see how it goes. Me and exercise are not BFFs. We break up. A lot. Definitely an on again and off again kind of relationship. I’m all set to try this program called Couch to 5K. Heard of it? Done it? If so, share your thoughts below. I do not like to run (understatement), but it’s exercise I can get without having to pay for a gym membership and then feel guilty about not using it. I downloaded the app on my smartphone and got a new armband for my phone (definitely less than even one month of a gym membership) so I should be all set to start. I’m also starting zumba classes on Thursday. It’s not a whole new me, just me with some new stuff happening in my life.
All right, that’s it. Everyone have a good week! Thanks for dropping by my blog!