Small Goals | August 2017

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Small Goals

Long time no see! I’ve been taking a lot of time for myself over the past few weeks, focusing on the things I want to do (mostly reading, exercising, and cleaning the house) and trying to avoid pressuring myself to do too much of anything else. I dropped off on my bookstagram, too, for a while, even though I’ve been doing a ton of reading. I just needed some me time. To be honest, I’m still not going to be posting as often as I was before, but it’s nice to be finding the right balance for myself now.

Continue to send out writing submissions. Only one, but that’s something! Plus, it was accepted, so it’s definitely a win for July.

Get caught up on 100 Horror Films. Yeah, not quite. I’m still about twenty movies behind, which I don’t think is going to take me long to reach, so I’m not quite freaking out–yet. But I do need to get cracking.

Clean my office. LOL. This did not happen, but I’m actually on planning on doing it today. It’s even on my to do list in my planner!Send out two more submissions. One last month was good, but since I’ve got a few things in the work this month (a couple more poems, mostly), I’d like to get them ready start sending out, because the more I put out there, the more chances to get accepted!

Read seven books. I actually achieved this in July, without even trying, and I’d like to keep the momentum going. I think requesting so many from the library has been helping to keep me engaged and excited to read.

Finish my horror short story. It’s this kind of ethereal yet macabre piece inspired by the Marilyn Monroe biography I’ve been reading and all of the horror films I’ve been watching. I’m feeling so enthusiastic and excited about it, so I think if nothing else, I’ll definitely achieve this one.

What are you aiming for in August?

August 8, 2017
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  • Kay

    Oooo the horror short story sounds great! And good for you for taking time for yourself because you felt like it – it’s essential sometimes. I’m looking forward to August as basically being a prep month for September. I have a lot I want to get done, most of which is prep work for Sep projects.

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