A while back, poet Kima Jones asked on twitter about those new year's resolutions. She was calling me out. That woman is all about accountability and she gets it done. I needed to come clean. I started the year with an ambitious set of goals but now, as the first quarter closes I'm ready to check in with those goals and my progress.
Writing: Finish high school memoir draft (50,000 words) and revise YA novel: Rice Paper Superheroes.
Progress: Still drafting the high school memoir: 23,000 words. Not quite halfway there. I need to write, people
Reading: Read and write short annotations for 50 books in the year.
Progress: Doing ok on this one although I was ahead of the game at the start of March and am now behind. Still, I've finished 10 and am halfway through two more. I should be at 12 by now. Spring break should help me catch up.
Publishing: Submit work at least once a month and publish one blog post per week.
Progress: Only submitted one piece to CNF, close on the blogs. One, maybe two weeks behind. I need to get my work out there. This is the scary one for me, always, but it is one of those risks I have to make myself take.
Fitness: Run 500 miles in the year.
Progress: Just over 100 miles. I should be at 125.
So, my conclusion here at my quarterly progress report is this: I'm behind but I can still reach my goals.
I can do this.
Here we go.