Monday, April 2, 2012
The Start of New Goals and School
After a productive March - I'm looking forward to an active April. There will be no slacking here. If you see any slacking during my check-ins, I'd appreciate a swift kick in the keister. Really. I welcome it. I have goals to accomplish and very little down time.
Over the next 80 days I plan to:
1) Polish my steampunk novel so it is ready to send to an agent.
2) Complete rough draft of steampunk WIP#2.
3) Blog at least 3 times a week.
4) Exercise 3 - 4 times a week.
5) Submit a steampunk short story.
6) Read at least 30 minutes daily (I've found that if I don't schedule in reading time, I won't make the time).
Beginning April 2nd, I'll be starting classes at the community college. I'm going for a Medical Office Specialist certificate. It will be a challenge for me to juggle my writing career, classes, homework, and house/personal stuff. But I'm not one to shy away from a challenge, so though a bit nervous to return to school, I'm also excited.
The BIG goal is to get my novel agent ready. The schooling is so I get hired on to a well-paying job with benefits, until I make enough money as a writer.
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