Words cannot express how ready I am to get back into a routine. So ready, in fact, that I am spending time today getting our meal plans done for the next two weeks, working on our daily schedule for the next school quarter, and thinking about my writing goals for the coming months – a week at a time, of course.
I love doing the meal planning, and I love how much easier it makes the week when it’s done. As we “speak,” there is a roast in the crock pot for hubby’s lunch sandwiches this week. On the dinner menu for the coming weeks are baked herb chicken, short ribs, French onion soup, turkey soup, hamburgers, and of course, pizza – our traditional Friday night supper. Lunches here at home are sandwiches, or some variation (grilled cheese, quesadillas, mini pizzas, etc.) For breakfasts, I try to plan things that I can get ready the night before and put in the oven in the morning.
Having a daily schedule helps keeps the kids (and me!) on track with their school work, and helps me maintain time for blogging and working on the novel. Therefore, it should also help me reach some of my writing goals.
Long-Term Writing Goals:
– Finish first draft of Lily’s Story by March 1st.
– Complete first round edits by March 15th.
– Finish second round edits by March 29th.
– Have MS into Beta Reader hands by April 1st.
Goals for this Week:
– 1,000 words per day on Lily’s Story
– Blog according to my Post Schedule
– Get each of the children’s bedrooms and the playroom organized
– Get one cupboard in the kitchen organized
– Get the kitchen table cleaned off
– Put Christmas decorations away
I have a lot more to accomplish as far as organization, but this is what I’m going to shoot for this week. I’ll be less likely to burn out on organizing if I set realistic goals.
What are your goals for the next few weeks and months?