My biggest concern with what I did in Round 2 is that it was too “diffuse”; the goals I was successful on were all relatively easy things, and I worry that my other goals suffered for focussing on them.
To avoid that this round, I want to make all my goals more focussed on finishing what I started. For writing, I’ll aim for 1,000 words a week on Conkers or another narrative WIP, and to work on something non-narrative (sonnets, research, etc.) at least one day a week. That should keep me on track to finishing something.
For reading, my goal is to finish the books I gave up on last round. These are Nietzche’s Beyond Good and Evil, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, and and JM Thompson’s The French Revolution. That requires me to read a book every twenty days; if I finish them faster, I’ll add some of the other books I’m half-way through.
I’ll keep my reflection goal the same, with the proviso that if I haven’t done any writing by Saturday, I’ll find something old to reflect on rather than just giving up.
Finally, there’s a local poetry competition I like to submit to; I’ll make it a goal to submit at least two poems before they close at the end of August.
These goals are scaled down quite a bit from last round; but if I can actually meet them this time, I will still be making progress.
Good luck and happy writing!