W&R April: Goal Evaluation

April goals:

30 pages for camp
I added 31 pages into my S.B.
continue with blog posts
Organization skills need to improve! I’ve been contemplating putting WordPress on my phone so that I can work on my posts when I’m not near the computer. However, at the same time, I enjoyed the break from all of the Internet ties when I go away for a few days. For the moment, the pros and cons balance each other out.
chapter 1 @ the betas
start chapter 2
Yeah, I am nowhere near finished chapter 1, every time I sit down to write, I get lost in the massive holes I have! Chapter 2 is a far distant light that is not getting any closer.
participate in these Twitter games

May goals:

30 pages in S.B.
blog posts
write more of chapter 1
network on WordPress
Twitter games

Reading:

I finished Wells of Ascension! I am so delighted to have that tome of a book over with. I re-read The Eye of the World Robert Jordan. This time I highlighted any piece of writing that stood out to me, I then wrote all of these quotes out and put them into my S.B. to teach myself how to write.

We were walking through a book market and I saw something that jumped out at me, “this is about my city! And New York, but it starts off in my city.” I gushed about the book so much that my boyfriend bought it for me. Les Cendres D’Angela by Frank McCourt. I read it years ago. It was nice to have a bit of home when I was walking around a French market.
Yesterday, we bought Le Meilleur des Mondes by Aldous Huxley (A Brave New World). I have never read it before, and it is the next book on my to-read list after I finish The Great Hunt. Yes, I got hooked by The Wheel of Time. This time is different though because I am analyzing the writing throughout.

May’s reading goal: finish The Great Hunt, add quotes to S.B. and start Le Meilleur des Mondes.

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Social Sunday, April

April
WordPress: 161 followers = +6
Twitter: 553 followers = +37

I was doing great with the Twitter games until last weekend, 3 days of not been able to do it broke my rhythm. However, even with that setback, I gained quite a few followers and I’m happy with this month’s total.

May’s games: #authorconfession, #MythMAYhem.

April Folly might be back in June and WIP joy doesn’t have anything up yet. I would like to do more games but I stumbled across all these ones, so I have to keep plodding along hoping another game catches my foot.

Happy Sunday and enjoy the May bank holiday!

Fitness Monthly Review: April

From last Friday (21st/04) to Monday (24th/04), I did not do any exercising. On Tuesday, I did a 30-minute abs workout, it was intense. Standing abs, lying down abs, and planks, 3 rounds of each section will stop I did 2/3 rounds of the planks, my abs were burning and I could not finish the workout. I am very happy with my effort. Continue reading

Week 1 of New Routine

4 hours in total last week! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are running days. I managed to get out last Friday but haven’t since. We were waiting for a package to arrive, I couldn’t leave the apartment. Thank you, UPS for the inconvenience. I did 15 minutes on the elliptic trainer on Monday instead. Thursday is strength day, today I did a 30-minute dumbbell workout. I will be doing a different strength equipment workout each week and hopefully will be able to repeat some in the future. To check my progress. Saturday is cardio day. Sunday is training with my boyfriend. Last week we did a full hour of kickboxing. It flew by, I seriously did not notice the time. It was an awesome session. And Tuesday is abs day.

Every single day, bar Sunday, I do 10 minutes of kickboxing. To practice my punching. I also do approximately 10 minutes of a warm up and cool down, before and after my workout. Last week I said my goal was to do 2 hours and 30 minutes each week, I forgot to add in the 30 minutes of cardio. My actual goal is 3 hours. The warm up and cool downs are not included in this. However, I have them included in my Excel tab. This week I did 3 hours and 10 minutes plus 50 minutes of warming up and cooling down, which is the 4 hours total.

This week I took a rest day on Wednesday. It is good to know that even though I took a day off I can still hit my goal. That’s it from me for this week. Happy Thursday!

Social Sunday 09/04

WordPress: 155 followers, no change
Twitter: 539 followers, +23

I am absolutely loving Twitter! The games are so much fun. Turns out I really know my 4 MC’s. If you want to see my responses go to @LillyCasey. If you want to join in on the games: #MythWorldWIP, #authorconfession, #WIPjoy and #aprilwipfolly. There are much more, but 4 is enough to keep me going.

I’ve been receiving DM’s off writers too. Real messages, not those “subscribe to my X, Y, Z,” ones. I ignore those because they are impersonal and are properly sent by a bot. It is nice to actually talk about writing to other people, connecting to people worldwide. The only writing community I have is the one that I am finding on Twitter. It is very important to me.

Happy Sunday!