I put my "shelving" binders together for ROYALLY BURNED; FOREVER, FROG; and AFTER AUSTIN. I even made a whole video about it (seen at the bottom of this post).
I finished labeling all of my posts so my blog is "perfect." Everything is in order and my brain is completely at ease.
School is in order and I feel as if I'm ready for my semester tests. I'll be getting my PSAT results any day now!
Even though I did all of these things and I'm proud to have accomplished them, I still feel kind of guilty about not completing my goals. The whole time I was working on all of these other things, the worry about not doing what I said I would niggled at me. And I didn't like it.
So. I've reached a decision.
I already planned on stopping Birth of a Novel at the beginning of the new year since I have a new goal setting system I want to try. Now though, I think this is a better stopping point.
The rest of December is for friends and family and fun. I have my best friends' birthday party to go to this weekend. Then Christmas. Then laziness because I won't be in school. ;) I don't want to be worrying about specific goals, especially since I have a habit of setting them too high. I want to enjoy the season.
I leave you with this, my last Birth of a Novel wrap-up.
- Last week's goals:
- Reach 37k on OBJECTION before I go to bed on Sunday. Didn't get to at all.
- Reach 40k on OBJECTION by next week's BoaN post. I did actually make some progress on OBJECTION. Yesterday I managed to get to 32,393 words.
- I will do jumping jacks for the duration of three minutes every day. I am proud to report that I completed my three minutes on Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Wednesday.
This is the song I do my jumping jacks to.
This is my shelving vlog.