Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MILESTONE WEEK: DAY 2

In case you missed Molly's post yesterday, welcome to Milestone Week at Storytelling Rules. To recap, I quote directly from Molly:

We are all declaring our Milestones - the things we are hoping to achieve in the next few months. This idea was born in one of this discussions we were having about how fall makes us feel like it's time to get back to work on all things; Health, writing, exercise, organization. All of it.

So this is what we're going to do. Each of us will have some goals that we're going to declare to the world this week. Every month from now until the end of December we're going to check in on the last week of the month and update how we are doing with those goals. We would love you guys to commiserate, to join us, to shame us should we fail, congratulate us when we succeed. Just, in general, join the conversations.

Here are my Milestones:

1) Recommit to Weight Watchers with Molly even though I have never uttered the phrase "I immediately lost 10 pounds" except possibly after having given birth. This means, no more taking spoonfuls of peanut butter, shoving them into the chocolate chip bag and eating the result washed down with milk. I am hoping to make it to the end of the month without doing that even once. I am hoping not to lie to you about it if I do.

2) Get at least 1 of the chick lit books I'm rereleasing in November formatted for both Kindle and Nook.

3) Have my 20 page submission ready to submit for workshopping for the December residency of my MFA program (does it count as a Milestone if I HAVE to have it done by October 1?).

4) Play less Spider Solitaire. Seriously, I have a problem. It's absurd. I often reward myself for writing a page by playing a game of Solitaire. I am going to stretch that to two pages with plans to go to 3 pages in October.

5) Continue to exercise even though I did this to myself by tripping over a tree root on Monday morning:

9 comments:

Molly O'Keefe said...

Oh! I hear you on the spider solitaire - though I don't play it. My distractions have gotten out of control and time literally flies by with me doing nothing but playing around on Good reads or looking up Twitch's routines on So You Think You Can Dance.

The chocolate chip/peanut butter/spoon recipe you just shared with us - I'm going to pretend I didn't see that.

Eileen said...

You can pretend you didn't see it, Molly, but once done, you cannot un-taste it. I'm just warning you.

Stephanie Doyle said...

I'm sorry about your knees Eileen!

Eileen said...

Don't they look magnificent? I'm beginning to think the tree roots are out to get me.

Maureen McGowan said...

Yikes on the scrapes, Eileen. On the other hand: nice legs. ;)

Maureen McGowan said...

And I really hear you on the solitaire addiction. Mine isn't spider solitaire, all though it has been in the past... Right now, it's Bejeweled on my phone, and some of the lumosity games on my computer. (But those are supposed to be good for me, right? Um. Maybe not if you play the same game for 2 hours straight...)

Eileen said...

I kind of think the legs look like baseball bats, but we're all our own harshest critics, right?

I will admit that Sudoku and Hangman have also lured me with their siren songs, but spider is the one I really can't quit.

Ripley Vaughan said...

I understand and share your spider solitaire addiction. It's like the ultimate mind break... maybe we should start a support group

Eileen said...

I love the idea of a solitaire support group. I don't think I can go cold turkey with it. I'm trying just to slow down.

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