I just finished up my rewrites on The Oathbreaker, which strikes me as an excellent time to make good on my vague promise to share part of my so-called Personal Plan for 2017 (as opposed to the Business Plan I wrote for the office- it's not business, it's pleasure! Hah!). After all, I've already achieved one of my strategies for a major objective! Woo!
Vision Statement: I will be a happy, healthy person who feels good about her accomplishments in life.
Objective: Have a happy and healthy family unit
-Strategy: Make it a point to have a date with Nathan at least once a month
-Strategy: Do at least one family-hike per month
-Strategy: Get out camping at least three times this spring/summer/autumn
Objective: Feel good physically
-Strategy: Do yoga at least 3x a week starting 1/1, upping it to at least 4x a week by 3/1
-Strategy: Ride my bike to work more often- at least 3x week during nice weather
-Strategy: Create clean meal plans with Nathan
Objective: Become a published fiction writer
-Strategy: Finish re-writing "The Oathbreaker" by 01/31
-Strategy: Submit a collection of short-stories to at least one literary agent by my birthday
-Strategy: Write at least one new novella-length (or longer) story by 06/30
That isn't all of it, but it is the most pertinent parts. I've already made a good start to it, what with doing yoga four times this week (eight I guess if you count morning and night) and riding my bike to work four times (in spite of the face-flaying cold- sheesh). And Nathan and I had a lunch-date yesterday, which totally counts. We may not have refrained from talking about Neeps the entire time, but we did keep our phones put away, which is pretty huge.
And now? Now I start rewrites on my original Princess and the Pea retelling, because I think it will pair nicely with Oathbreaker in a short-story collection.