Monday, January 11, 2016

Making Progress...

A week and a half into 2016, and I've already made some great progress on some of my new years' resolutions. I'll be blogging about this as the month and year go on, as a way to hold myself accountable.



My first resolution was to GET ORGANIZED. I'm totally going to toot my own horn (toot, toot!) and say that I've made major headway in this regard. I've gone through the cabinets in my kitchen, took my old TV to the recycler, and made headway in my closet.

But I'm still not done! There's much left to do. I haven't even touched my desk yet! Eep!

I've had to change my approach to organizing: rather than tackling one project at a time, I've decided to devote a certain amount of time to organizing each day.

Part of getting my life organized includes getting better about time management.



My second resolution was to HIT THE GYM. I can happily report that I have upped my gym attendance, although not the three times a week that I had said I would. It's a new week, and I am re-pledging my effort. In fact, I'm going to go four times this week to make up for what I missed last week.

I'm not going to get down on myself for what I haven't accomplished. Negativity will only breed more negativity. If I let myself get discouraged, then I'd just give up. Nope. Not this time.

I spent 44 minutes on the treadmill today, and I'm feeling great! Next gym day this week is Wednesday. I can say I'm looking forward to it.




I'm not much closer to my goal of PUBLISHING THREE NOVELS in 2016 (my third resolution), but that's a marathon, not a sprint. I'm working on Breakout Play, and I have a lot more to write before I can begin to think about the publication phase. I hope I can still meet my February deadline, but I may have to push that back. I'm not worried about that yet; I'm just gonna keep on writing.

I'm adopting the same method here: instead of focusing on getting X amount of words done a day or so many chapters per week, I'm going to devote an hour a day to writing. From nine to ten pm today, I'm turning off the TV, closing Facebook, and putting my phone on Do Not Disturb. And writing.



That's my detailed progress of the past eleven days.

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