Goals for July, accomplished (and not)

Sigh, only 56 percent accomplished. I can blame this mostly on added doggy-parenting requirements off and on, and on being really tired the first couple of days of this week.

That said, I did get the key ones done. I released Atoms for Peace and got to 52,000 words total on Southern Discomfort‘s final draft. I also completed the latest draft of Undead Sexist Cliches.  I still can’t seem to get far on my short stories though. Though that’s partly because I had to spend a lot of this week finishing Atoms for Peace. I also wound up blowing off lots of little projects, such as submitting stories, pitching article ideas and the like.

I held a writer’s work day at my house, which I’ve been meaning to do for a while.

And I relaxed a lot, watching movies, reading, getting out to the movies, going on our Mensa trip. And finally getting around to signing up for BritBox so I can watch more Doctor Who.

I got really sloppy about applying sunscreen, which is a big no-no at my age. It was so overcast that even knowing that cloudy weather doesn’t eliminate the need, I just shrugged it off. More generally I’m falling behind on some of the everyday paperwork tasks I need to keep up with (in fairness that’s because several new ones kept popping up).

So no particular deep insights, just one month with fewer goals completed than average. Nothing as startling as the scene below (art uncredited)

#SFWApro. All rights to image remain with current holder.


Filed under Time management and goals

3 responses to “Goals for July, accomplished (and not)

  1. Congrats on the release of Atoms for Peace! It actually sounds like you had a really good month given work, dogs, travel, etc.! Sorry I missed the Writers’ work day–grant deadline and preparing to go to the beach.

  2. Pingback: Friday was only moderately inconvenient | Fraser Sherman's Blog

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