Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I adore that Pep Talk! My youngest showed it to us this week--one of his teachers had shown it to him. This is the kind of thing that should go viral!

I have done not a thing since Sunday, Wednesday always catches me unaware, which is why last week I didn't even catch it that Kait hadn't posted a check-in...and, to be honest, mid-week is usually too frantic for me. But I thought I'd give it a go.

I have two goals: write a scene a week and research one item from my manuscript list.
I think I need to add sponsor goals--mainly because I'm pretty good at those!
Plus, I had a hard realization that I need to be a much better planner--I'm pretty well organized with most things, but sometimes I equate talking about something as doing it!

New list

Write one new scene OR an hour of revisions a week (this still seems very small, but I don't want to scare my muse)

Research one item from the manuscript list a week (really! What is keeping me from doing this?)

Show up as a sponsor (which I have, thank goodness) and be myself. Both of which I want to continue doing.

Be accountable. In my personal and professional life. This one is harder to quantify...I need to come up with a system: a calendar or white board or reminder list, I don't know. If anyone has any brilliant  ideas or apps for that, would you let me know? I can remember things like, put more money in my
son's school lunch account, but not that my hair appt. is two days from now.

How's everyone else doing?


  1. Isn't that pep talk the cutest thing? I've already watched it 3 times!

  2. Honestly! I've had three separate emails with it in it! Love it. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Now I'm inspired to fit in some time to watch this pep talk tomorrow!

    I love that you added in a goal where you are doing well, to bolster yourself - brilliant!

    I tend to drag my feet on research, sometimes, too...but I've found that if I go with the feeling, I tend to be able to do a great deal of relevant research, in relatively little time.

    It sounds like you've got a decent handle on things - and are adapting well when needed.

  4. Shan, do it! I don't feel like I have a decent handle on anything...except my lack of a handle! But I am happy about organizing/balancing my life.