Quest For Happiness: Week Eight


So, last week started out great; was building off of last week’s positive momentum. And then I got sick and became completely worthless for three and a half days. So being a bit more lenient/forgiving this week, but feeling re-energized to pick back up where I left off!


  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Run outside twice and go to the gym twice
    • Status: Forgiven. Sickness destroyed any chance of working out.
  • This Week’s Goal: Alternate running and going to the gym.


  • Long-term Goal: Edit three books, write four new books and query at least one.
  • Last Weeks Goal: Read through line edits, map out editing plan.
    • Status: Partial! I did finish reading through all the beta feedback and typing up notes. Now, just time to make the plan I ran out of time to do and an editing timeline to go along with it.
  • This Week’s Goal: Make editing plan and timeline. Draft short story.


  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Finish Break the Chains and write review.
    • StatusPartial! I did finish Break the Chains (and holy shit, that ending), but didn’t get to write the review.
  • This Week’s Goal: Write review.


  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Write twice on personal blog.
    • Status: Partial! I wrote once and had the other posts planned out (and was actually really excited to write them), but alas, had to push them back to this week.
  •  This Week’s Goal: Catch up on comments and posts I wanted to write last week.


  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Make a budget.
    • Success! Wahoo! My budget is very sad and shows how much money I don’t have to spend on anything. But still, glad it’s made and I’m one step closer to optimizing this app to its fullest and being more financially fit.
  • This Week’s Goal: Input bills into app.

For a week where I felt miserable, I still think that wasn’t half bad.


About Nicole Evans

Nicole Evans is a writer of fantasy and science fiction. She is currently unpublished and is working fervently to get the "un" removed from that statement. She's written a trilogy about destined heroes that fail anyway, has started a science fiction trilogy that pits the natural desire to love against the natural instinct to kill during the extinction of the human race and the start of a series with the sole goal of fitting in as many tropes as possible into nine books.  She really can't wait for you to read these stories.  Considering she has run out of space for putting rejections letters up on her wall, Nicole now uses her spare time doing the typical things that nerds do: blogging, dying repeatedly during video games (which she believes is retribution for the characters' she's killed), wishing she was the character she is currently reading about and trying to fight off the real world by living in her own head, with varying degrees of success. Nicole has a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Film and Media Studies, and works as an evening librarian assistant. View all posts by Nicole Evans

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