4.21.2010

Quarter Progress Report: Resolutions 2010

Time is flying! I just wish it would fly through the weekdays a little faster and slow the heck down on the weekends. Two days is not enough!

In any case, it's time again to grade myself on my 2010 Writing/Reading-related resolutions. Here goes!

1. Writing habits/schedule: I was doing rather well for maybe a month. I got in a bit of writing before bed almost every day. Sadly, this has gone on the wayside of late. Grade: D-

2. Solaris short stories: I'm not even going to go into this. Grade: F / I F because I was supposed to finish 2 by April, but I instead started a whole new one sometime in February (or was it March?). The Incomplete is because all of them are incomplete.

3. 2009 NaNo Story: I put this on hold in order to work on the short stories, which really, I'm no good at. Sometimes I wonder why I put myself through this. Anyway, despite actual NaNo writing being on hold, I did manage to strain out a semblance of a plot from the tangle of plot threads that I had. Thanks to Luce, I now have a general framework up through the climax. Unfortunately, I also have a secondary POV to consider. Eep! Grade: B-

4. Write down ideas: Not much ideas, but I did write out loose NaNo outline and some other bits and pieces. So yay! Grade: C

5. Blog more: Other than my mini-vacation, I've been pretty on top of it! I'm kind of impressed. I was even going twice a week for a bit. Much of this has to do with you, the lovely people who stop by. Thanks for keeping me on point! :) Grade: B+

6. Read more: So back at the beginning of February, I thought I was going to burn out, BUT I HAVEN'T! I have slowed down my reading somewhat, and I cut down my library queue to give myself more time and less pressure. It's been great. I'm rather proud of myself on this one. Grade: A+

So what is that? One point five broken resolutions? Not bad, not bad.

What does YOUR quarterly progress report look like? Have any new resolutions? Any tips for how you stay on top of your goals?

5 comments:

Icy Roses said...

Oh wow, I don't even want to think about how many resolutions I've broken. I'm pretty sure when I make them, I know I won't finish them, but I do them anyway so I can feel accomplished that I've at least created goals.

It looks like you're doing a decent job though. :)

Nayuleska said...

Overall, great goals here!

It's been a mixed quarter for me, but lots of good things have happened, and look set to happen in the 2nd quarter, so I'm happy :)

Elana Johnson said...

I don't even know where to start. I guess the first step would be to write down what I want to get done... But I'm afraid I'd get all F's!!

Krispy said...

Icy- Well, they say MAKING goals is the first step, right? I never do, and now I am. Accomplishment! :D

Nayuleska- Thanks! Wishing you a fantastic 2nd quarter!

Elana- It's okay! I fear Fs too, and these are still by far some of the worst grades I've ever gotten.

Danyelle said...

You're doing great--that's one goal that wouldn't have been accomplished if you hadn't worked towards it. And we're all human, the important thing is to get back up. And you can do it!