Because sometimes it’s the only way to get shit done.
You all know I’m a teacher.
I delight in the idea of back-to-school sneakers, a new lunchbox, and untarnished notebooks ready for use.
And while I tried not to assign homework. . . well, sometimes it just had to be done, friends.
So for the month of May I’m giving myself some projects. Because life is waning fast and I’ll be damned if I let my biggest goal slip away.
Take a look:
SnapDragon’s Homework (Due June 1, 2019)
- Complete the plot line for Francine, my first novel. I’m about halfway there, as of today. I just have to sit down and iron things out. I’m hoping a deadline will help with this. Sometimes compartmentalizing is key.
- Blog twice a week. This shouldn’t be too hard, but I want to stick to it. It’s not only an outlet for my pent-up wacko emotions, but I’ve always wanted to be a blogger. I’m a writer. And if one day I can get paid to post my two-bit musings, I’ll be one happy little camper.
- Read at least three books. So, when I mentioned Gretchen Rubin in my post yesterday, I decided to visit her site. She always lists what she’s read over the past month, and for April she listed eighteen books. Eighteen! Either I’m calling bullshit, or I’ve got to get my life together. I love reading. And good readers tend to make good writers. So while I refuse to rush through, I’m going to step it up. I’d like to read one novel, one anthology, and one piece of nonfiction each month.
And so, there we have it. My Official Homework, up on the interwebs as a small way of holding myself accountable.
Let’s do this, Snap.
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What are some of your goals for the month, Dear Reader?
Let’s get some comments up in heeeere!