March In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb?

 

March in Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb

     I don’t know about you, but the past few days I’ve been wondering how in the world it was March already?!! With my work load increasing my days have become a serious juggling act of work, writing, social commitments and husband time. The more I look over my calendar, which is quickly filling up, the more my eyes glaze over. What is summer going to be like?

     To make sure I am keeping in line with my New Years Goals I hesitantly looked back at my post. A sigh of relief swept over my whole body, as so far I seem to be keeping on track. The frantic beating of my heart can be chopped up to a case of writer’s nerves.

  1. Halfway through editing my Selkie story Pearl of the Sea
  2. Posting for flash friday, kinda strayed by adding some new storylines
  3. Found a short story contest- now I need to prepare it and send off
  4. I have been regulating my Twitter time 😦 I miss you guys!
  5. A fellow writer and I have made headway on starting Fidalgo Island Writer’s Guild (Find us on Facebook) in town

     Shoulders relaxed, trace of smile on my face…whew… its not as bad as I thought ( knock on wood). Hopefully by April I will have lambs frolicking and jumping over my finalized WIP.

     Two things that I have pushed aside are my NaNoWriMo story and my werewolf story. Honestly, I do not don’t know when I’ll even get to this. Editing is my top priority, then short story contest, writer’s group and getting myself ready for the PNWA Writers Conference Aug. 4-7.

     No matter what I do, how dedicated I am to keeping a schedule it always seems that there is never enough time. Remember when an hour seemed to last forever as a kid? I would love to have that feeling of endless time again.

How are you doing managing your hectic life and the writing goals you set for 2011?

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. clarbojahn says:

    My goals were kinda simple. I joined an exercise class so that one of exercising more is met every week by going and I get so sore I have to do some extra to move the lactic acid from my sore muscles. And I had a goal of being the best me “i” could be every day. I am. The one I skimp on is meditating. I suck at meditating. But I frequently stare out the window and reflect, or I dwell on spiritual devotions and that I think takes the place of actually making my mind still.

    1. laradunning says:

      I started doing Zumba. It’s one exercise that has kept me motiviated and if I want to drop in on a class there are plenty around town, if I want to mix things up. I tried doing Tai Chi for meditation but the class was once a week and to learn the moves I needed it to be more regular. The instructor lives out of town so I was bummed about that. I enjoyed it while it lasted. It’s great to aim to be the best “I” one can be, great goal!

  2. You seem to have it basically under control. Myself I am half way to here and a quarter of the way there. Need some more time on my last edit and I am also trying to get something ready for a contest. (first pages kind of thing)

    Keep up the good work. You know how I love the Selkie story. Love the flash fridays. Oh, just keep writing 🙂

    1. laradunning says:

      How is the story coming along that you were working on in Nov? It was a Celtic story right?

  3. writeanne says:

    Well done on accomplishing so much, Lara.

    My 2011 writing goals were to finish first draft of children’s novel by end of May – that’s on track. I also wanted to post at least once per week on the blog – tick – so far; to continue to write features for bimonthly writers’ ezine – ongoing and up to date;

    Second half of the year focus will switch to my second novel for adults.

    It’s not easy – I have a demanding job, a long drive to and from work and people with whom I want to spend quality time – but somehow it all seems to happen.

    1. laradunning says:

      Wow anne, sounds like you have a full load with commute and day job as well as writing on top of it all. You have a very positive take on it all and looks like you make the most out of everyday. Good luck and keep writing!

  4. Leslie Rose says:

    It’s great to have a line of projects to work on, keeps those creative juices flowing. I envy your organization.

    1. laradunning says:

      I’m one of those folks that has to have a list of things to do-helps keeps me focused.

  5. rodd says:

    Hi. Where did you find that photo of the lion in your blog? I would like to use it if was free.

    1. Lara Dunning says:

      Yes, it was free. I found it on google images under lion roaring.

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