Monthly Archives: January 2010

Progress!

The writing schedule may be working out this time around. So far I’ve been able to write each morning while drinking my coffee. My mini goal is to just do it for 10 minutes a day at the minimum, working upward from there.

So far so good! Next up: a continuation and a move toward a compilation.

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On Goals and not meeting them

Most of the time I do an excellent job at setting and reaching goals, except when it has to do with writing and generally encouraging my creative side.

This weekend, I had a nice chat with one of my closest friends, RockstarCarlene, about my writing schedule, or lack thereof. She offered to be my “tough love” to help me reach my writing & submitting goals for the year. The main writing goal for 2010 is to submit at least 6 times this year. It’s a very, very modest & reachable goal so long as I actually do it. Having her remind me of the self-inflicted deadlines will also work wonders, this I’m sure.

Here’s how one of my conversations with Carlene might go (note: this conversation is entirely made up, but you get the jist.)

Carlene: What have you been doing lately?

Me: Not much of anything.

Carlene: Well stop it.

Carlene is a fantastic motivator. Her energy for life and her ability to conquer most situations is admirable. Plus, she’s a fantastic photographer and relishes in helping people put their best face forward whether it be via head shots, business cards, or website development. And Oh, she also sings, which is nice on those occasions when she randomly breaks into song.

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