Ugh. I feel like such a failure! Yet again, I failed to reach my goals for the week. Darn ‘real life’ likes to keep interfering with my reading and writing. Of my goals last week, I only managed to write my first flash fiction. I’m sitting at about 71% of Timebound by Rysa Walker (and hoo boy, is it getting good) and managed to squeeze in about 1,000 words to Fire Blessed.
I had a complete, utter meltdown Friday (my ‘reading and writing’ day) because I thought I would have to give away my cat. The apartment complex has an astronomical pet deposit, and they also want her to have updated vet records and shots. I know I should have probably kept up on her shots, but she’s an indoor only kitty – after I gave her the initial shots I thought it would be fine. Then, to make matters worse, after I decided to give her up none of the animal clinics or shelters would take her without an appointment – which were about two weeks out. That meant I still would have to pay the ridiculous pet deposit, so I decided to just suck it up and eat ramen for the next month. After all, I didn’t really want to give up my baby.
So, now that I know that life likes to mess with me (I can totally write 5,000 in a week – I used to do 1,500 a day for NaNo!) I’m going to set lower goals for this week. It’s depressing when I constantly fail to meet my own expectations. (Granted, I should probably cut myself some slack – this is basically my first week in Austin.) So the goals are as follows:
- Reading – finish Timebound and write at least one book review from the reading list.
- Writing – 1,000 words for Fire Blessed. Also included here are my other two weekly posts, including the book review from above.
- Flash Fiction – I really enjoyed my first attempt last week. The new prompt is going to be a lot more difficult – I’ll need to think about how I’m going to write it.
- Personal – Still need to get a schedule set, but this week’s goal is to (finally) unpack the last of my boxes that came with the movers today.