Questing Series

Quest for Balance: Week Sixteen

Hello, lovelies!

I’m writing from the future again! Since today is Easter and I’m off celebrating with a ton of different people who I love today, I had to write this post early again or else this post wouldn’t have gone live. Which, honestly, I’m just impressed I remembered to do this two weeks in a row after my normal routine was altered, to be honest.

Spring Easter GIF

Writing: Write two books and edit two books. Query at least one.

  • Last Week’s Goal: Edit 4x.
  • Weekly Goal: Edit 4x.
    • I’m going a lot more slower than I usually do, as I’ve been working for two weeks and only completed two chapters (roughly 11 pages, single spaced) so far. However, I completely rewrote my second chapter and I am actually EDITING (whereas before, I think I would simply line edit and call that editing), so it’s taking more work than I’m used to. But that’s probably one of the greatest victories of all!

Health: Educate and Execute.

  • Last Week’s Goal: Find ways to improve mental health.
  • Weekly Goal: Make positive mental health a priority.
    • I need to still work on this, but especially more actively work on this. Not sure 100% how, but we’ll get there.

Reading: Make reading a priority. Read 75 books.

  • Last Week’s Goals: Finish Trail of Lightning with less than $1.00 worth of fines at the library? Maybe?
  • Weekly Goals: Enjoy Children of Time.
    • Ha, only owe $0.45. *smug smile*

Blog: Continue blogging consistently and figuring out my brand.

  • Last Week’s Goals: N/A.
  • Weekly Goal: N/A.

Financial: Frugality and Flexibility.

  • Last Week’s Goals: Pay off credit card.
  • Weekly Goals: Make new budget plan.
    • Paying that off hurt, but it’s so nice to know that it’s done. *wipes brow*

Last Weeks Goals:

  • Continue working on finding a subleaser.
  • Emails. <— ACTUALLY DID THIS
  • Start beta reading LAND.
  • Muses’s short story?
  • Pick out recipe for girl’s night.

Other Weekly Goals:

  • Enjoy catching up with friends!
  • DIE EMOTIONALLY FROM WATCHING ENDGAME.
  • Go by library.
  • Finish beta reading LAND and send feedback.

*really sucks at writing outros, recently*

easter GIF

I hope your week is productive, positive and healthy!

Cheers.

6 thoughts on “Quest for Balance: Week Sixteen”

  1. Hurrah for doing more in-depth edits! It was such a huge turning point for me as a writer when I started really rewriting stuff instead of just tweaking lines. Once I stopped being afraid it would all fall apart like a house of cards if I did real structural work, WOW could I wind up with a better final product, so it’s great to take as long as you need to! GOOD LUCK with your edits! I’m rooting for you!!!

    1. Gosh, I am definitely still learning how exactly to *do* those more in-depth edits, but I know for sure that all the time I tried “editing” my first trilogy, back in high school, was simply rereading while tweaking lines. I think this is the first book that I’m truly digging into and improving it in the ways it needs to be.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH. ❤ You're the best.

      1. I did the rereading and tweaking lines thing all the way through grad school and didn’t do my first real structural edit until my late 20’s, so I know how how that goes! Happy editing!

  2. In your list do I see that your Muse is prompting you to write a short story? How sweet of your Muse. It’ll give you something to look forward to between editing sessions. Happy Easter!

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