Quest for Discovery: Week Twenty Three

Hello, friends!

Welcome to June! It’s such a weird feeling that it’s…well, it’s freakin’ June. Sure, I’m sweating enough on a daily basis to where I can totally believe that’s the reality in question, but it’s also very surreal that 2018 is halfway over already, summer has truly hit us and I have only been to the pool once so far this summer.

Oh, the need to re-prioritize.

PB4Writing 
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.

Last Week’s Goal: Write 4x.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. So, I didn’t realize how close I truly was to the end of this book until last week, where I had an, “Oh, shit, there are only three major events left before the book ends” moment. At that point, I was at roughly 60,000 words and then started worrying that I wasn’t even going to reach my minimum word count goal of 80K before the book ends. Now, I’m at 72K and still have two of those major events left, so…I’m no longer worrying about the final word count, but instead, panicking that I might actually have a first draft completed of this novel by Friday.

Weekly Goal: Write 5x. Finish novel?

Reading
Long-Term Goal: Read every day, finishing up some old series and keeping up with new ones.

Last Week’s Goal: Read every day. Write review.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Didn’t get to read nearly as much as I wanted to, last week (sorta thanks to writing more than usual, so I’m not going to beat myself up too much about it). But I’m thinking, after I finish this novel, that I might try and take a reading break for the rest of June and spend most of my free time reading, before I go to work editing the novels I wrote during the first half of this year. So…a lotta more books and reviews are on my horizon, I think.

Weekly Goal: Read every day. Write review.

Fitness
Long-Term Goal: Continue living a healthy lifestyle and shaping a body I love and am proud of.

Last Week’s Goal: Workout 3x. Log food.

Status: Negative, Commander. I did walk during three of my four lunch breaks, but I didn’t exactly eat the best, didn’t log my food and I started my period, so that only intensified that and basically, I’m just really excited to get back on a regular workout routine this week.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x. Log food.

Financial
Long-Term Goal: Learn to have a healthy relationship with money and build my savings.

Weekly Goal: Pay rent. Put money into savings.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. And I’m really stoked to continue seeing my savings account rise, slowly but surely.

Weekly Goal: Get back to being a little more frugal and watching my money more closely.

Spiritual
Long-Term Goal: Reconnect with God and grow personally to live more like Jesus.

Last Week’s Goal: Start devotional.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Considering my order with this book in it has decided to take a tour around the country before it reaches my mailbox, I’m going to give myself a pass for not starting a devotional I haven’t even received yet.

Weekly Goal: Start devotional whenever God wills the post to arrive.

Carpe Diem
Long-Term Goal: Find a reason to smile every day and something to get excited about weekly. 

Last Week’s Goal: Enjoy my last week on a normal schedule.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Get used to my new summer schedule.

PB4

Aside from Fridays, I’ll now be working 2pm-10pm Monday through Thursday. Tentatively, I think I’ll still go to bed around 10:30/11 each night, once I get home and then try to continue getting up before 8am, so I have plenty of time to: workout, swim/lay out by the pool, shower, get ready and cook before I leave for work at 1:30pm every day. I definitely need to kick my ass back into shape after a pretty consistent month of not doing that, but I also want to enjoy my last summer having a pool at my apartment complex and I have a lot of books that require to be read beside said pool (seriously, it says so on the cover).

Cheers.

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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. With six books under her belt and more on the way, she loves to write about destined heroes who fail anyway, twisting classic tropes on their heads, animals who feel more like people and, hopefully, about characters and worlds for you to have an opinion about. 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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