Once again, I'm considering whether I want to keep doing this style of accountability and progress posts. I am going to try transitioning to a "Weekly Goals" format, with a summary of what I'm working on each week. I'll still address what I accomplished the week before, but it should be a simpler format.
Last week was another week that didn't entirely go as planned. My overall hours (which Toggl tracks) were down as well, although I think that's partly because I forgot to log some of my organization hours in Toggl. I worked a little on sorting expense receipts in preparation for taxes, worked a little on organization, and did some prep and scheduling for NaNoWriMo, but overall I struggled to get much done.
This week I'm making a big final push to get the bulk of my organization projects done before November starts. I have pushed off the work on the doll stringing ebook, and might consider that part of NaNoWriMo. I'll probably do some prep work on my novel later this week or in the last few days of October so that I'm ready for NaNoWriMo to start Tuesday night at the kickoff.
I also have a couple of projects that really need to be started this week. One is a couple of dolls I'm restoring for a local client, and the other is a doll article I'm going to write for the newsletter of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. The director wants to improve doll representation, as she feels like the doll community is feeling a little left out, especially after the museum's Fall Show, which is primarily miniatures. I'm meeting with her on Thursday to talk about the article.
I also have some things I want to list locally for sale, larger doll items that I don't want to have to ship. That'll be income generating, so I should probably do it sooner rather than later.
Assuming this new format works out, I think I'll plan on making a list of no more than a few goals each week, to keep things simple and keep me focused. This week it's all especially simple:
- Get as much as possible done on the organization project
- Refamiliarize myself with my novel in preparation for NaNoWriMo
- Get started working on a local client's dolls
- Get started on an article for the museum newsletter
- List some items for sale locally
Let's try this format and see how it goes. It's a little simpler and will hopefully help me to meet my goals a little better, but I'm also hoping to make the posts a little less boring. And of course, I'm still planning on posting more in general.
Edit: All future posts will be under the tag weekly goals.