ROW Update: Week #8

So today I’m running late due to watching the Oscars coverage, but it’s still Sunday! So my update isn’t late.

Here’s my progress report for the Round of Words this week…

Year-long Goals

  • The (Knitting) Year of the WIP. Here are the finished projects:
    1. Coffee (& tea) Cup Cozy
    2. Eli-Duett Shawl
    3. Schnecken Mitts
    4. Eliina Shawl
    5. Owling Mitts
  • 52 book (reviews) in 52 weeks.
    1. Tricked by Kevin Hearne
    2. Simon’s Cat by Simon Tofield
    3. Trapped by Kevin Hearne
    4. More Cute Stories by Rolly Crump
    5. All Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
    6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    7. The Girl With The Iron Touch by Kady Cross
    8. Hunted by Kevin Hearne
    9. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Round (aka quarter)-long Goals

  • Work on my new collaborative web-based writing project. ~ I’m canceling this one from my ROW goals because I can’t impact what the rest of the group is doing, and they’re not doing enough to make this a viable goal.
  • Figure out what story to write. ~ I haven’t had enough time that wasn’t spent thinking about other things to think about what I want to write. Getting there.
  • Read a craft book. ~I’m reading CHAPTER AFTER CHAPTER by Heather Sellers.
    • Do any applicable exercises that go with the book. ~ In progress. So far I’ve only done the Chapter 1 exercise, and only a time or two, but still progress.

Monthly Goals

  • (At least) 1 good visit with family per month.
    • January: There was a Disneyland trip in there, which was fun. It wasn’t with the entire family, but enough of it that I think it counts.
    • February: We held a party for my dad, that was great fun.
  • (At least) 1 paper book read, and 1 audio book listened to.
    • Paper: ~ January: All Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee; February: The Girl With The Iron Touch by Kady Cross
    • Audio: ~ January: Trapped by Kevin Hearne; February: Hunted by Kevin Hearne
  • Update my book library in LibraryThing. Audio books and e-books too.
    • January: partial progress. I did this earlier in the month, but didn’t continue it at the end of the month.
    • February:Done! I’m not sure I want to continue maintaining my LibraryThing, though. It seems like there are too many things out there I keep up already, and I rarely use it. We’ll see. I’ll keep updating it until I decide.

Weekly Goals

  • Spend a minimum of 3 hours per week on writing projects. Any writing projects. ~ Not much of anything this week.
  • Go to the gym 3 times per week minimum. I’m not setting a specific goal of what to do each time I go, but I hope to have weekly focus on weights, cardio, and the yoga class I want to start. ~ Only twice again this week. I’ll make it three one of these weeks, possibly by going three times during the week. Weekends are hard.
  • Post a minimum of 3 blog posts per week.
    1. Week 7 of my ROW updates
    2. A Ten On Tuesday post about feelings
    3. A long overdue WIP Wednesday post
    4. A belated Week 8 book review (of Hunted)
    5. A finally-on-time-again book review! (Hyperbole and a Half)
  • Review one book per week on the blog. ~ Two this week! Hunted and Hyperbole and a Half
  • Maintain my books read for the week in Goodreads. ~ Maybe? I don’t remember. I’ll go do it now to be safe.
  • Read and comment on at least 7 blogs, at least 3 of which should be other ROWers. ~ Yes! I did this this week.

Have a great week, everyone!

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5 thoughts on “ROW Update: Week #8

  1. Not a bad check in there Nicole. Hope you see desired progress this week 🙂

  2. Gloria Weber says:

    My husband bought the HYPERBOLE AND A HALF book last week. We love the website, so the book was a must have. I haven’t read it yet, as I want to finish some of my other books (which I have not touched in at least 2 weeks) before I take on something else new.

    You seem to be doing great with your goals. Keep up the good work.

  3. Julie Glover says:

    I’m wondering what you thought of The Graveyard Book. I keep meaning to read it…

    Best wishes with writing this week. You have a lot of green on your goals, so congratulations on all that progress!

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