Mah Goals – wc 16/12

Raven is crazy. It makes sense – we do, after all, have the same views on these things :p – but explaining it to my family is taking some work.

hourglass image in black and whiteAnother week another dime. Yet again, it’s another of those weeks when, with a blink, all seven days are gone and I’m back to where I started. I feel like time is going quicker now. Do you feel that? Like we’re counting down to something big, but instead of time slowing, it’s going faster? I don’t mean Christmas, though that is nice of course. I’m not sure what it is.

I haven’t had the results from my blood tests yet, so I’m guessing they haven’t found anything major. I will need to give them a buzz at some point though; just to chase them up. I hate waiting, you see.

Last Week

Had a great feel to it. Got to see a friend I’ve not seen for a while as well as wrapping and buying more presents. I really shouldn’t go crazy, but I can’t help it. There are so many nice things out there I want to buy for people, I’m probably going to have another of those years where I buy myself one thing and that’s it! Not that such a thing is a problem; Dave is buying me a totally AWESOME present! ^_^

Complete my current transcript; it’s a good 40mins left of a three-voice interview, so it will be tough. But if I can get it done, I’ll be looking good.
Done! One more to go.

Try again with 1,000 words of ‘Bill.’
Heh, that’s more Raven than me. Maybe she should have her own set of goals. :p Yes, this has been done. By hand, since she freaked out in Caffe Nero, worried that everybody could see she was writing dirty things on the laptop screen. Funny really, since she doesn’t normally sweat that stuff.

Write up draft of ‘Just Desserts’ I wrote in Nero’s last week and complete it.
All done. Now it needs a real bashing to get it into a form suitable for submission.

Make final changes (based on feedback) for anthology offering and then put it to one side ready for exterior editing.
Sorted. At last. I’m not touching that again; it’s ready to be externally edited now. ^_^

Come up with backup plan for ‘Carol, Niall & Lin’ cover art.
Another one for Raven. :p Done. Though the hard part is deciding whether the new plan is better than the original.

Leave SORB alone! Don’t change it, don’t mess with it, nothing!
Sorted. It’s getting easier to forget about it too; I have so much other stuff on to worry about. So that’s good. ^_^

It’s getting closer to Christmas too. Next week If I recall my calendar correctly. And also Dave’s birthday. MEEP! So… I guess what I should be doing is tying together the last few things I wanted to do before the three day hiatus next week. Hmm….

Goals For This Week

  • Get the last transcript done. Draw a line under it, baby!
  • Check daily for paid gubbins.
  • Finish draft of ‘Bill’ (I’m not far off, I should be able to do that).
  • Start re-reading Slippers & Chains to decide what needs to happen next.
  • Take a look at just desserts story (working title I Need A Break) and make general notes about editing plans.
  • Leave SORB alone! Don’t change it, don’t mess with it, nothing!


I hope you’re all working towards your goals. The end of the year is in sight, I would love you to be able to say, with pleasure and pride that you’ve achieved everything you set out to this year. And if not, well that gives you some quick goals to kick off the new year.

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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4 Responses to Mah Goals – wc 16/12

  1. Looks like a good plan. And positive, too. I think sometimes that guilt over not achieving a particular goal stops me from moving forward, and I need to work on that.

    Best of luck! 🙂


    • Thanks Martin. ^_^

      I used to have a daily big list of ‘things I want to do.’ That was mad, because everything I didn’t manage it I felt horrible. Then I flipped the list to ‘things I have achieved today.’ Best thing I ever did. As soon as I realised just how much I do each day I was able to be more gentle with myself. I was also able to be more realistic about my daily goals.

      That may help… flip it for a bit. I bet you do loads more than you think. 🙂


  2. Wayne says:

    Impressive work! You’ve been really productive and, even better, have kept a really close eye on the detail of your goals. Great stuff. Keep up the good work in to 2014 and have a lovely Christmas.


    • Thanks chick! Apparently I get a real kick about kicking things off and splitting it down by month, then week, then day really makes it doable. ^_^

      If I don’t see you before hand have a fabulous Christmas! x


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