“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” ~ Henry Ford
Welcome to the First Monday Accountability Thread, a new feature here on the 8LW blog. The first Monday of each month, we’ll invite you to share your plans and goals for the upcoming month. As this is a writing blog, of course there will be lots of focus on creative and writing goals, but feel free to share other important life goals as well. Training for a 5k, learning to crochet, reading a book a day? Tell us about whatever it is you hope to achieve by June 30, 2017.
You can pop into the comments on this post any time throughout the month to share your progress or ask for encouragement. And be sure to come back the first Monday in July to report your progress!
To get the ball rolling, here are my top goals for the month.
1) Submit Act I of Take the Money and Run to my writing coach, address her feedback, and prepare to write Act II (in July).
2) Finish the second ginormous revision (yes, that’s a technical term) of my Victorian Romance novella (which got a major overhaul based on excellent critique feedback as well as lessons learned in my Story Genius master class) and submit to final beta readers.
3) Read two books per week, every week.
4) Sign up for ongoing Krav Maga classes to work toward my yellow belt.
See how easy that was? Now it’s your turn. Tell us your plans for June 2017. How will you keep your eyes on your goals and avoid those pesky obstacles this month?