Tuesday, February 1, 2022

February Goals

Well, I sure as hell didn’t get anything done this month. At least, nothing I was supposed to.
January Goals
1. Actually work on the beta reading notes I have, and of course get more people to look at it.
HA HA HA HA HA HA no. Every time I tried I was just like, UGHHHHH, this is terrible, why bother?
2. Work on the notes I made for the new WIP.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I know I should, but for some reason I just couldn’t make myself sit down and do it.
3. Update my etymology page. It’s that time again!
Well, I suppose I at least did this, although to my eternal frustration I cannot get the formatting right. It used to come out PERFECT in old blogger, and I could just copy it from an Excel spreadsheet and use the paragraph button to adjust the spacing. Now, NEITHER of those things are possible, because new blogger is out to get me and specifically me.
Yeah, January was a failure in the “do stuff I’m supposed to do” department. I’m not sure February will be any better, but…
February Goals
1. Actually do the editing notes for my new WIP. I really want to do this so I can start sharing it, because I honestly have no idea what to do with it and need some advice.
2. Actually do the beta reading notes. If it’s not too much trouble.
3. Work on something fun, maybe a new WIP. Because that will solve all my problems.
Wow. I’m really being passive aggressive to myself. I hope I take the hint.
What do you want to do this month? Anyone else hating snow as much as I am? Or wish new blogger had an option to adjust paragraph spacing?


  1. The new Blogger interface also has issues with images. Took me a while to figure out how to finagle them into place.

  2. New Blogger has many strikes against it.

  3. Don't be too hard on yourself. I think everyone is feeling stressed even if they don't recognise it and it's not the ideal mind-set for creativity. If you get just one of these goals done, celebrate it.

  4. I wish I knew how to fix the Blogger woes. Since the "update", it's been harder to work with. Sigh.

    You know, if you're not feeling those projects right now, perhaps you should set them aside and work on something that excites you more. I like to have several things going for just that reason. I know, you "should" work on the ones that are close to completion. But it'll just drag out, really. There will be a time later when you'll have an itch to go back to them, and then they'll go easy. Until then, why fight with something you're just not feeling? It's not like you have a deadline, right?

  5. Working on a fun, new WIP could be just the thing to do. It may be not solve all your problems, but if it's what's calling to you or whatever, then jump on in and see where you end up. Forcing ourselves to work on a WIP we're just not feeling (for whatever reason) often does more harm than good. Not that I'm at all speaking from a position of experience on that...

  6. I'm going to have to add "if it's not too much trouble" to... probably everything.
    What a great qualifier!


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