New Month, New Goals

First day of August, and I’m thinking about all the things I would like to get accomplished between now and the end of time. I would like to finish revising my novel, of course. I think that’s probably more than a month’s worth of work, but “By the End of October” would maybe be do-able, and it would get me out of the project in time to do NaNoWriMo. Before next summer would still enable me to say “we met briefly at Pike’s Peak last summer.”

And then, we have all those short stories I’ve been meaning to write. **sigh** It seems like every time I finish one, it pops up on the website, or someone calls dibs on it, and that’s that. Or, you know… 20,000 words later, I just have to admit that it’s pole vaulted over “short” story.  I may not be programmed to be a short story writer.

As usual, I guess the goal is 4 short stories in August. One per week, or maybe all in a rush at the end.

I’m still on the fitness=better sleep thing, and working my way toward… well, sleep. I like sleep. I want sleep. I’m working on that.

Shall we add “podcast” to the list? I’m still up in the air on that. I don’t have a clear idea of what I’d talk about for half an hour, but read some stories, announce some random trivia, crack a few jokes… maybe drag a friend or two in with me? I’m fiddling with the idea. Maybe I’ll hit that “buy” button and have a microphone sent to me.

Get a haircut, look like a civilized human being, track down the next day job, which with luck will be somewhere else, doing something else entirely. I’m running out of steam.

So, podcast? Thoughts, suggestions? Somebody talk some sense into me!


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    A podcast is a scheduling commitment, one of the reasons I’m hesitant about starting. I’d have to have SOMETHING available every Tuesday, or whatever schedule I pick.
    On the other hand, some people don’t have time to read (gasp) and listening 5-10 minutes at a time is how they stay in the game. Plus, podcasts are the future, yada, yada.
    If you have trouble finishing your current projects, do you have time/energy to add one more thing?

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      One of these days, I’m going to have to beg you for productivity hints. You’re running laps around me! If I were going to do this–and I’m not committed, yet–I’d want to bank a bunch of episodes up front, and go from there, and avoid the current events thing (at least at first) because news references would force me to do them closer to broadcast time. I’m also snagged on co-hosts/guest hosts, and in terror of half an hour talking to myself!
      But I really want a microphone.

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