The end of April kind of snuck up on me, but here it is: time to check in with how I’m doing with my overall creative goals, and figure out what those goals are going forward.
It’s the end of March! And, since it’s also the end of the first quarter of 2019, this feels like a particularly significant creative check-in. I’m trying to focus on 90-day goals this year, or at least breaking down my bigger goals into smaller milestones, and… well, the end of March is my first big deadline of the year.
In a lot of ways, February is when my real work starts—even in a good year, it takes me a few weeks to find my routines and start moving forward again with my writing, or photography, or… whatever.
This year, February has been a very good month.
It's been a good two weeks. I've been: going | thinking | making | trying | reevaluating | remembering | finishing | feeling | starting | getting
I can't believe how fast the last two weeks have gone. I've been: feeling | watching | solving | making | hemming | trying | listening | thinking | muting | wondering
Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend!
The last two weeks have been a bit slow, but also busy? I've been: reading | feeling | getting | buying | starting | enduring | resisting | waiting | accepting | looking
It's been an introspective two weeks. I've been: going | thinking | feeling | wondering | getting | waiting | starting | making | befriending | hoping
I knew going in that April wasn’t going to be a very productive month. There were a million little disruptions to my schedule (this is actually the first full, uninterrupted week I’ve had this month), but I’d planned for them, and I’ve (mostly) been able to work around them.
The story outlines are progressing nicely; I still really love having two different projects on the go. It slows both of them down, of course, but it’s fantastic being able to switch from one to the other when inspiration starts to flag. (And inspiration always starts to flag at some point. It’s inevitable.) For now, I’ve pretty much abandoned the daily freewriting that I was trying - I still haven’t found a way to make it work.
And I’m still looking for another writing project, something low-pressure to work on in my downtime, and that doesn’t require months of world building and outlining. It’s… surprisingly difficult. I’ve got a few ideas, but nothing that’s quite clicked for me yet.
But, yeah: it’s been a pretty good month, despite everything.
Ok! The last two weeks, I've been: fixing | working | having | running | re-watching | finalizing | doing | looking | playing | making
The last two weeks! I've been: shopping | thinking | spending | feeling | eating | having | taking | reading | working | settling