May Write Motivation: Week 2

…HOW is it that the second week of May is already over?

I know I’ve been busy lately, but I really am starting to wonder if time is moving faster. Maybe it’s not as linear as everyone thinks? (If that’s the case, we need time machines, like stat.)

Anyway, here’s how I’m fairing.

  • Edit the first draft of Monsters & Ghosts. – I am 6 pages in! I have to do a lot of rewriting on it, but it’s already worth it. I think this is going to be a great story! 😀 So excited!
  • Edit the second draft of my friend’s story. – I will attempt to get to this this weekend. We’ll see. (I have stuff I want to bring home from work and work on first, so… that’s a very big “We’ll see.”)
  • Finish and post two side stories. – I have two nearly written? Also, I’ve been email writing another couple of stories, so I might be able to piece those together and get them done too, before month’s end.
  • Stretch Goal: Finally finish that art commission you were given like, four months ago. – I… still haven’t started. I am a terrible person.
  • Stretch Goal: Edit that other story for a friend (assuming, of course, she finishes it.) – Looks like she’s nearly done! And I have the first quarter to a third already betaed, so I should be able to finish it up relatively quickly when she is finally done on it. 🙂
  • Stretch Goal: Write another 10k on the BHReboot Part 2. – I feel like a terrible fandom author. I wanted this thing done and posted in like, March, and here it is May already. I’ll work on this. I promise.
  • Extra Goal: Read three books. – I have read a whopping seven books this month. Seriously. Fifteen days, seven books. I AM A READING MACHINE. (Also, this probably explains why I haven’t gotten more done on my goals…)
  • Extra Goal: Work my way through three research books. – I have started a few of them, but I haven’t technically finished any. I really just to pick one, sit down, and finish it.
  • Extra Goal: Write my Teen Wolf and Consent master dissertation. –  I still need to rewatch the episodes and take notes on them. But I have an idea from what I remember of the episodes of how I’m going to structure this and what path it’s going to take.
  • Extra Goal: Do my 5k Training program. – I haven’t done any work outs at all this week. 😦 I am falling behind. (Okay, that’s a misnomer. I haven’t done any of my 5k training program work outs this week. But I have been walking about once, sometimes twice a week with a friend. Not to mention all the crazy exercise I get by working at the bookstore. All in all, my progress on the exercise front is doing well. 😀 So I’m happy about that.)

Other things that are coming up this month that I also need to put my attention to are a couple of birthdays–one next week!–and a major Memorial Day weekend party that will end up requiring costumes and potluck coordination. The costume will be pretty simple, I hope. I’m going in traditional ancient Grecian dress, so basically a sheet pinned and roped to me and draped artistically. Minimal sewing involved, so that’ll be nice. Also, it’ll probably be hot outside, so it’s doubly good for me.

I’m also getting my hair dyed next (Memorial Day) weekend, so I am excited, nervous, and fretting about that. Excited, because I think it’s going to look really, really good on me, nervous because I’m afraid it won’t, and fretting because it’s going to cost me $95 before the tip. (So probably $125 after all’s said and done.) Just… OMG.

Also, I have picked out a new place to move into and I will be turning in my application for lease today! So I am excited. 😀 Also, nervous and fretting because moving and money. Gah.

How is your month going? Anything exciting going on? Are your projects going well?




Write Motivation – April Week 4 and May’s Upcoming Goals

Hey guys, happy May! April has come to a close, and I still feel like I haven’t gotten as much done as I wanted. Oh well. April was also an incredibly busy month, too, so maybe I’m just being hard on myself.

This is how I fared:

  • Write The Beacon Hills Reboot: Part Two. Well, I worked on it. I really only gained about 10,000 words this month. I really did want to work on it, but I ended up having to go back and reorder some plot events, and that took time. Hopefully now I am in a better spot to really make some progress.
  • Finish, Edit, and Post two stories. None at all. 😦 Booo
  • Read two books. I finished Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin and Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer. WOO! I can mark this one off the list!
  • Stretch Goal: Finish at least one piece of art you had promised you’d do. I opened my sketchbook at least. :/
  • Stretch Goal: Clean the kitchen. It’s still a disaster area. 😦 (But I managed to wash a bunch of tupperware and return it to my mom’s, so… progress?
  • Stretch Goal: Watch Veronica Mars. Critic and I are almost done with the first season! Yay! (I’m marking this off because we have been pretty good about meeting once a week and going through an entire disk. Considering that I’m getting them through Netflix, and therefore have to wait for the mail, I’m feeling pretty confident about our progress through the show.)

And since it’s now May, I’ve signed up for the newest iteration of #WriteMotivation! Here are my new goals:

  • Edit the first draft of Monsters & Ghosts.
  • Edit the second draft of my friend’s story
  • Finish and post two side stories.

And, as always, here are some stretch goals for myself:

  • Finally finish that art commission you were given like, four months ago.
  • Edit that other story for a friend (assuming, of course, she finishes it.)
  • Write another 10k on the BHReboot Part 2

This month, I’d also like to add in a few more things that I’d like to get done, but don’t necessarily want to make them goals. (I’m not actually sure what that makes them, then. To-do lists? I don’t know.) But here’s some possible extras to accomplish this month:

  • Read three books
  • Work my way through three research books (as in, taking notes, etc.)
  • Write my Teen Wolf and Consent master dissertation (it’s no longer just a blog post guys. This thing is going to be massive.)
  • Do my 5k Training program

I have some days off coming my way in May, so hopefully I’ll actually have time to sit down and knock some of these projects out. And I’m already done a lot of progress on my 5k Training program, so as long as I keep it up this month, I’ll count it as a goal achieved! (The training program won’t actually end until June/July, after all.)

Anyway, how was your month? Any new goals you’re looking forward to accomplishing?

– Eris