So, I had laid out some goals for myself (earlier post made on August 7th for completion by my Eid trip, starting September 20th) and I only met one of them, which, I think is pretty telling about how I spend my free time.
- Get at least 5 reviews on Life After Joe (so I can kick up other parts of marketing the book).
I got to 4. So close…
And there’s still time for you to write something nice.
- Continue my Couch to 5K training.
Umm… Well, I did exercise. I didn’t lose as much weight as I wanted, nor did I run a 5K, but I was laid up for a solid five days with a rare cold (seriously, I don’t take sick days). I would give myself a B- for effort. More often than not, I got up early to do something, but I definitely could have pushed myself further.
- Explore employment opportunities in Dubai for 2016.
I started a new blog, does that count?
No, it doesn’t.
- Hit 15-20K words on Queen 2.
Yes! Finally, something was achieved. I made it to 16K+ and am now trying to figure out whether I should continue on or move towards editing Queen 1. I’m excited with some of the scenes I wrote and where the manuscript will go.
- Finish a rough draft of the pilot.
Not even close. I could blame a few things – but I didn’t make it. I’m hoping to officially download a copy of Final Draft and really kick things into gear with this project, but the realist in me is saying something different.
So, am I beating myself up over my 20% rate of completion? No, the list was ambitious. I can see myself making progress on each of these things by the end of the year, and that is enough for me.