All New Weekly Round Up #01

Okay it has been a while but I finally feel up to starting to set some goals again and feel the need to refocus my work after the distractions of surgery.  each week there will once again be 5 aims or targets to get creative juices flowing for the up coming week plus a review of the previous weeks targets and how the were met if indeed they were.

1.  Each week goal number one will be my proposed word count which I want to try to increase each week in preparation for my personal NaNo style writmo in January.  As I mentioned in a previous post I found some great spreadsheets to keep track of my word count and I will be using these to keep track of my progress.  I am starting the word count target at a thousand words a day but that will include blog posts so on average it will be around 400-500 on the blog then the rest on my WIP.

I know this one is not very clear to read but it is just to give you an idea and I will do a close up showing each weeks progress,

2.  I will begin reading Udolpho again, it has sat waiting patiently while I recovered but if I do not get back into it now I will still be looking at it next christmas.

3.  Editing Counting Down for the WOCA Anthology the first notes came back just before my surgery and I have to say they were all totally fair points I read through and can see all the changes required, now just to sit down and get it done.

4.  Reading blogs! you know how terrible I have been lately due to various problems then my surgery there are currently 3,445 posts sat waiting to be read in my email inbox.  Obviously no way am I going to get them all caught up at once so what I propose is to try to keep up with your new posts then randomly knock off 50 per week from the total waiting.  This means reading between 5 – 10 extra emails a day which in theory shouldn’t be too hard lol but you will also understand why I havent been commenting as much lately as I am trying to get through as many as possible when I got out f hospital my inbox had nearly 6.000 posts in it the hundred blogs I follow currently are producing nearly a 500 posts a day and I am sadly having to reconsider how I cope with these as much as I don’t want to drop any I am beginning to fear I may have to.

5.  This is a personal one which is to get through another week cig free!  It is strange the first week which should have been hardest was relatively easy but I am finding it really hard now.  I know I do not need one but I really want one I know the actually physical craving has passed and this is mental but it doesn’t help.

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16 thoughts on “All New Weekly Round Up #01

  1. Go go go! You’re the little engine that could and an inspiration! 🙂

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    1. Am enjoying a short break from waiting on the cat as she has decided to go out for a bit i am sure she will be back soon with more demands

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      1. Mine’s quieted some, for now. I think he doesn’t like this new dry food, although he never fussed about food generally, who knows. 🙂

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  2. Paula I know what you mean about the struggle with cigs. I’m going to try again the first of the year!

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  3. Great work on your word counts, Paula! And my husband and I are hoping to quit smoking soon as well – I’m just afraid of what type of monster I’ll turn into once I start going through withdrawals. WE CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT! 😀

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    1. I haven’t killed anyone yet but what i really want to know is where the hundred quid I should have saved so far has gone because i suspect I have eaten it instead

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  4. You are way more organized than I. I just keep a page on my blog with my word counts and that’s about it. And keep up with the non-smoking thing! Think of all the extra money you’ll be saving!

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  5. You are driven. I love this about you!

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  6. Good luck with all that honey xx

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  7. Glad you’re feeling up to cracking on again, good luck!

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  8. I’m amazed at how full your inbox is – that’s a bit of a nightmare!

    Keep strong with the cigs – sending you strength to get by (I know how hard it is!) 😉

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  9. Good luck on your new weekly goals!

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  10. Paula, why not make it easy on yourself? Start reading from today, rather than back tracking.

    Cigs, you are doing great. As a smoker who has only ever quit involuntarily once I am rooting for you.

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  11. Good luck with everything!

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  12. I don’t know whether to admire your persistence or, like Valentine,suggest you give yourself a break.
    I suppose it boils down to each of us finding what works for us. No two people are alike.

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    1. I actually decided to take Valentines advice in part and have skimed through a load on my emails and deleted without going to the pages themselves and have halved the list that way already

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