I’ve been negligent about Post-a-Week 2011 for several weeks now, for a variety of reasons, though mostly because I was busy and fell out of the habit, and have since had trouble getting back in the saddle. With April mere hours away, however, I have set myself two specific goals, and hope to use this blog to help me reach them – and, in turn, get back into a weekly blogging routine.
First, I intend to write at least 30,000 words on my present work-in-progress (a novel set in medieval France). I presently have just under 21,000 words, so if I successfully meet my goal I’ll have 51K total. It’s like NaNoWriMo, except not.
My second goal is to walk the dog – properly walk her, not just take her out to the back field and let her off her leash – every afternoon. I am horribly out of shape and spend far too much time seated at the computer, so I’m hoping to get into a routine of daily exercise that will also get me outside to enjoy spring in the Virginia mountains. Perhaps once I can work myself up to walking more than half a mile without getting out of breath, we’ll explore many of the Forest Service trails around here.
So that’s two goals for each day in the month of April: writing 1,000-1,200 words, and going for a walk. I’ll blog about my progress as it… progresses. Wish me luck!