Round 2 of Round of Words in 80 Days 2013 drawing to a close. The next check in will be the first of Round 3-
2013. A chance to launch a new set of
goals to conquer in 80 days. This final
countdown is a chance to review and most importantly acknowledge the successes
and failures of the last 80 days.
Round 2 Goals
1. Finish the Blogging from A to Z challenge
Success! This was my third year participating in the challenge and the first time making it through all 26 letters.
2. Make my 25k word count set for
Nailed it! Camp NaNo 2013 unveiled some great new features this year. One of the best being the ability to set your word count for the month. My goal of 25k wasn’t to finish a manuscript so much as to give it a good kick start, and, it did just that.
3. Complete the above mentioned novel rough draft by the end of Round 2.
Fail. The novel has made progress beyond Nano but LIFE decided to break loose right about the beginning of May and hasn’t stopped. The novel didn’t get finished but the story is still moving when I can get my muse and LIFE to cooperate with me. I’m not worried though, I’ve talked to the characters about it and we’re going to gang up on Muse and LIFE and show’em who’s boss next round.
4. Complete 2 classes in school
Done deal! I’ve been taking classes for a degree in hospitality management. I’m two classes closer to the end and hopefully a job with a nice enough paycheck to support the creative in me. Not to mention supporting my addiction for notebooks, notepads and cool pens/pencils. :o)
5. Clean out my bedroom closet.
The pit of mementos and stuff that hasn’t been seen
or used in years. The closet is
still stuffed full of … stuff. *sighs … So much stuff. How does so much stuff
get in there? Surely it’s not all my stuff. If there’s a monster living
in there he’s probably stuck under something piled in the tiny room of omg I
forgot I had that closet.
The past 80 days have been filled with many ups and downs, fantastic feats, showers of blessings, and omg why me moments. Most important I’ve learned new things and have a renewed sense of personal success with every goal met or failed. So in a few days Round 3 will launch on a positive note with new goals and challenges.
I’m ready are you?