Monday, March 5, 2018

March Goals

Hey, everyone. Happy Monday. Hope y'all had a great weekend.

As I mentioned in my last post, today I am sharing my goals for March.

Stop me if you've heard these before...

Send Second Nature to the printer

The Man has this theory that I'm actually the problem here. Which is...ridiculous and completely not accurate at all. Except it isn't and it is. Here's hoping that this month is the month when I get my act together long enough to get this book wrapped up once and for all.

Prepare for and don't vomit during upcoming presentation at local writers group

I'm scheduled to give a talk on storyboarding at a local writers group on March 10th. I'm not exactly sure how that happened, but I do hope that my obsession with storyboarding will defeat my absolute terror of talking in front of other people.

Walk or run at least three miles a day.

Part of this goal will also be to keep up with the running program The Man and I started last month. We're supposed to run three times a week. Every time we do, I have to wonder why we started this stupid program.


Complete one 15-minute yoga workout each week.

I hate that I have to keep backing up with this goal. Next month, it'll probably read 'one 15-minute yoga workout every other week'.

Read at least four books.

I know I have a slight lead in my Goodreads challenge, but I'd like to keep that lead. However, that said, I will totally sacrifice it in the name of getting my own manuscript to the printer.



Other Things I'm Looking Forward To This Month:

—A visit to the Ren Faire. I still haven't decided upon which theme weekend I want to attend, but as long as I get to go at all, I'll be good.

—Season Two of Jessica Jones. Season One was seriously amazing, and I have been looking forward to the second season from the moment that the first ended.

Ready Player One in theaters. I'd really like to read the book again before I go (it's been a while since I've read it. A refresher course couldn't hurt), but I have no idea if that's in the cards.




That's everything on my agenda this month. What's on your To-Do list?

25 comments:

  1. Your love of storyboarding will come across and you'll have the room wanting to rush home and make their own. But they'll only leave after your talk, of course. :)

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    1. But I'll be so much more relaxed if they leave before... ;)

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  2. Just focus on the storyboarding and you'll be fine.

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  3. Sounds like you have a busy month ahead of you! You will be fine at your talk. You know what you're talking about, so focus on sharing that, not the people in front of you.

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    1. I really do prefer to be busy. I've honestly never been very good at being idle. I need to figure out how to have some actual downtime once in a while—I think I'd be more productive if I could.

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  4. Good luck with your goals! I hate running, one of my goals this month is to go to the gym a couple of times a week, but I can guarantee there will be no running involved - speed-walking it is!

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    1. Yeah...I hate running, too. I'm curious to see how long this phase will last. :)

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  5. All exercise is the worst. Especially when no matter how much you workout you STILL gain weight. Anyway, I really hope you get that book to the printer! :)

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    1. All exercise is the worst. Sadly, I can't deny that I feel better overall when I do it regularly.

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  6. Hope you reach those goals, especially the no-vomit one. That's just too embarrassing. I don't run--too hard on the old knees--but I love to hike, so I do that as much as I can--usually when I'm extremely frustrated by my lack of writing talent.

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    1. Well, I haven't vomited yet during any of my other talks, so I'm hoping the streak will continue...because yes, that would be entirely too embarrassing!

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  7. I am psyched for Jessica Jones and Ready Player One which I recently read. Good luck with your talk!

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  8. As one of those annoying people that always compares the movie to the book, I'd say see the movie before rereading the book. You'll remember enough, but not enough to get all nit-picky. And you'll be a bit surprised by things by the forgetting what you read so long ago.

    You can always go see it a second time after you've reread the book. Right?

    Good luck with your goals.

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    1. I like that idea...and not just because that would make one less thing I need to do in a short period of time. :)

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  9. You've probably written about this in some previous post, and if that's the case, feel free to direct me to it, but do you self-publish your books? If so, what publishing platform do you use?

    I applaud you for starting up a running routine with The Man. I loathe running and will only do so if something that could kill me is chasing me. Yoga is definitely more my speed.

    Ready Player One was such a great book! I'm excited (but also nervous) for the movie. Fingers crossed the film adaptation is worthy of Cline's novel.

    Good luck with all your goals, and happy writing to you! :)

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    1. Yes, I self-published my book using CreateSpace (and will do the same with the new book, if I should get that far). I'm not sure I ever really blogged about it, though.

      Yoga is more my speed, too, but I had a weak moment and for some reason thought running was the answer. Now I'm stuck... :)

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  10. Good goals. And you know, learning is about persistence. We grow when we get a setback, or fall short of a goal, but pick ourselves up and keep going.

    We should talk about Ready Player One sometime. I just read it (like finished it two days ago), and I was disappointed in several ways, but still enjoyed some aspects of it. Would be interested to know more about what you loved.

    @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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    1. It's been a while since I read Ready Player One, but I'm guessing that all the 80's references just delighted the daylights out of the 80's child in me. :)

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  11. Good luck with your goals, MJ. You got this!

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  12. Good luck with all your March goals! Doing a presentation would make me beyond nervous, too, but at least your topic sounds fun. Hope that goes smoothly for you this week!

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    1. I just hope the poor people who have to listen to me find the topic fun. Or at least slightly interesting. :)

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  13. Sounds like good goals to me. I'm looking forward to Ready Player One myself!

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