Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Check-In

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?

4 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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