I'm kicking off my blog by doing a classic quarterly goals recap! For those that are new to my platform, I make a list of at least ten quarterly goals to accomplish for the quarter. Not all of these are writing related, but many are. If I complete more than half, I consider it a success. If not, it's a failure, but just a sign to try a little harder next time. It's been a long while since I've done one of these, and considering the dumpster fire that 2020 has been, I did pretty well.
Let's recap April to June to see how I did:
Write 100 pages in The Thundering Ones- Success!
Read 2 books- Yay! Thanks, quarantine!
Manage blood sugar levels- Not the best, but not the worst. Still a success in my book.
Exercise regularly- I actually did this!
Re-establish skincare routine- Did this, too!
Meditate twice weekly- Nope.
Revamp website- I did a lot of work on this new website. It's still a huge WIP. Still a win.
Consolidate social media- Started on this, but haven't done it.
When not working on The Thundering Ones, return to The Four Gods- Nope. TFG is still in limbo.
Budget- Did this!
So last quarter was a success! Yay! I was honestly surprised because with everything that has happened since April, I didn't feel like I had gotten a lot done. But we have a new quarter ahead, so let's see what I have to accomplish.
Write at least 100 more pages in The Thundering Ones
Read 2 books
Go to the doctor for checkup
Establish a social media/blog routine
Meditate twice weekly
Research for The Thundering Ones (does not count toward 2 books goal)
Start learning Korean
Brush up on Cherokee language lessons
Only drink 1 alcoholic drink per week
How do you think I'll do? We'll see in October! I'm excited to get this new blog off the ground and I hope you'll bear with me during this trial period. I want a space to converse with my readers and other authors that's my own without the pull of modern social media. Of course, I'm always available when you need me. I have exciting things planned, so stay tuned!