Sunday, 23 October 2011

Row80 - Round 4 - Check in 6

Ok I think it's time for a goal recap before October runs away with me:

My original goals were set out below:

1) Keep up with my 6x week yoga routine
2) Continue with studies
3) Complete spreadsheet data for novel in progress
4) Keep up with my daily ghost themed blog postings throughout October
5) Get up to date with backlog of poetry rewrites
6) Start submitting poems to the markets by the end of the year
7) Overhaul my website by the end of the year. I might save this for the christmas break seeing as I'll be off work for two weeks.
8) Write at least one new poem a week (may start this once October's out of the way and my blog schedule isn't so intensive)
9) Read and critique at least one poem a week
10) Get back in the reading habit.

Goal 4 got abandoned after my internet shenanigans.
Goal 7 I'm dropping as my xmas break will be after round 4 ends.

As for the others

Haven't done yoga for a week now so definitely starting again today. Been feeling not right since Thursday and had 2 nights where I was waking up every hour. I might just be run down.

Progress over all has been slow since last check in. For studying I still need to crack on with the assignment, I did start going over my feedback from previous assignments and typing up a master document. So hopefully I'll have a bit of a guide to refer to for future rewrites.

So far this round, the spreadsheet has progressed from Chapter 5 to chapter 14. Also noticed a few plot holes and  been making relevant notes in the edits file.

Rewriting poetry is still hit and miss, I unexpectedly did a rewrite yesterday afternoon and have placed it with two others into a folder to be reworked and hopefully subbed out. Ideally, I would like to see what's salvageable from my old work and maybe put a collection together.

I've submitted a few poems this round to one market, hopefully I can get into a regular vibe with this now.

I wrote about 4 new poems so far this round. All shorties.

I'm back to reading, I finished Creative Spirit and have now started The Road. Also read a chunk of a poetry pdf I'd forgotten I'd downloaded. So far this round huge fail on the critiquing at least one poem a week.

Overall, I'm on track with most of my goals but moving slower than I would like.


Anonymous said...

Even though you are going more slowly than you would like, you are making progress, Katy. Sometimes slow steps are all we can do, and are better than standing still, (or lying down, which is what I want to do then!)

Hang in there. You had a lot of goals, so you should be very proud of the progress you've made!

Anonymous said...

Slow and steady :) You're still moving forward. Good luck with the upcoming week!

Katy Bennett said...

Thanks Elibeth, there are times when I wouldn't mind lying down. I think I'm at that stage where I'm getting impatient for bigger thing to start happening.

Raelyn, thanks for dropping by.

Marji Laine - Unravel the Mystery said...

Keep shooting for those goals. You might not hit every one, every week, but you'll be much further ahead from the attempt!

Congrats on your successes this week!

Lauren Garafalo said...

Sounds like you're making great progress! I wish I could get to yoga 6 times a week! Congrats on that for even trying. I've been trying to make a big enough space in my house to do it....for about the last year. Best of luck for next week.

CTKevinK said...

Any progress is good, and it sounds like you are progressing - just maybe not at the original pace you envisioned when you set your goals. But, tomorrow is another day, so keep striving!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about being a speed demon. You're not racing ;) Just keep at it and you'll get there. Good luck with the poetry!

Anonymous said...

You have a lot of goals in mind. I think it is good to hit the ones you can here and there. So long as you complete them by the end, that is what matters. Probably best to leave off on the site redesign until later since Christmas break would be a good time for it. Keep up the good work, slow is still far better than nothing :)