Monday, February 4, 2019

February 2019 Goals

Before we get started, allow me to do just one quick thing first...

THE PATRIOTS WON THE SUPERBOWL!!!





Okay. I'm done.

(Narrator: MJ was probably not done. But you probably knew that already. She apologizes if you either hate football and/or the Pats and will try to keep her glee to a minimum. She also apologizes if she kept you up with her endless screaming at the TV.)

All right, so this is my first post of the month, which means it's time for me to set some goals. I had a fairly productive January (at least for me), so I'm hoping to keep that momentum-like thing going this month.

1. Complete first draft of the Terrible, Horrible No-Good, Bad Romance novel.

I'm close to being done with this. I know I have said this before and it's proven to be nothing more than a big, fat lie, but I think I might mean it this time. And I know I have said that about this before and it's proven to be nothing more than a big, fat lie, but it's different now. Probably. If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I'm now working on the very last scene: the happy ending. This is as close as I have ever felt to being done with this project. So close that I'm actually a little pissed that I couldn't get it wrapped up before January ended. I mean, I don't know about you, but it felt to me like January lasted approximately nine million days. Nine million days, and I still didn't manage to finish this draft.

This happy(ish) ending will be the death of me. May February be the month I manage to cross over that finish line.



2. Read four books.

I'm proud to say that I'm already behind in my 2019 reading goal, and I don't expect to catch up anytime soon. This month, I am looking to not fall any farther behind. I suspect this may be aided by the fact that football season is over and baseball season has not yet started.

I was going to make another Patriots-winning-the-Superbowl
reference here, but I found the above gif, which looks exactly
like Fat cat, so I decided to go with this instead.


3. Walk at least three miles every day or a total of 84 miles for the month.

This is the one goal on which I am actually ahead. I hope to keep it that way. I'll have to work a little harder now that I won't be pacing during playoff games, but I'm sure I can find something else over which to fret.



And you know what? I think that's it for goals this month. Or it could just be that I'm currently too distracted by

THE PATRIOTS WINNING THE SUPERBOWL


to think clearly at this time.

So I'm going to stop here.

Tune in Wednesday when I may possibly be down from my Patriots-winning-the-Superbowl high

(Narrator: Yeah. Good luck with that.)

just in time to talk about my latest writing insecurities.

Oh—one last thing: congratulations to my boyfriend, Julien Edelman, on being named the Superbowl MVP. You certainly earned it, but I think we all know who the true MVP is of this post-season: my couch.

You were a very fine couch, couch. Your sacrifice this season will always be remembered.



Oh—one last one last thing. Did you see the Avengers: Endgame trailer last night? Can't wait for April!

20 comments:

  1. I was hoping they'd win. Tied for most Super Bowls now.
    The Endgame clip was too short!

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    1. It was too short. Of course, I will think everything now and April that isn't the full movie will be too short. :)

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  2. At least you're walking. Even if you did also abuse the poor couch.

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    1. I really did abuse the couch. I am both delighted and mortified to have broken it. Mostly delighted, though. ;)

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  3. You can kick that happy ending's butt. You can do this, M.J. I love the gifsšŸ˜‹

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    1. I may have a slight gif addiction. They're just so fun!

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  4. No, January lasted no more than nine days.
    How am I supposed to do anything in nine days?

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    1. Only nine days, huh? It's interesting that it felt so short to you. I swear, I looked at the calendar each day and groaned because the month was never over.

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  5. Nine million days feels like an accurate assessment.

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  6. Edleman? Really?!

    Couches are sometimes a best friend.

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    1. It was a very good couch. It lasted through me jumping on it during many a football and baseball season. I hope whatever we get to replace it can follow in its footsteps. (Whereas my significant other is hoping I can learn NOT TO JUMP ON THE COUCH.)

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  7. I'm sorry to say (well, not that sorry) I didn't even watch the game. I'm one of those people who really doesn't care who wins. Baseball, however, is another story ;)

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    1. Speaking of baseball, yesterday was Truck Day. Baseball season is on its way...

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    1. Yeah. Sorry about that, LA. Both the Dodgers and the Rams had amazing seasons, though.

      I saw a tweet from a Rams fan saying something like, "Well, at least we don't have to live IN Boston."

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  9. If you finish the romance novel this month it will be apt since it's the month of love. ;)

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    1. Or ironic, since I'm not sure how much romance is actually in my romance novel. :)

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  10. Best of luck with that happy ending! You are far braver than me, attempting one of those, LOL. And if this ending does, indeed, try to kill you...well, at least you can scare it off with your weapons collection! :P

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  11. Read short stories or children's books. That's what I do when I'm behind. lol But, hey, they are legit books, so it's not cheating. ;)

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