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Title: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Jill the Ripper on July 08, 2015, 04:29:31 pm
I needed a way to remind myself not to get too bogged down, so here, have a thread Para.

Basically, if you have any goals that you want to share (or accomplishments), or just want a place to remind yourself of what you're aiming for, this thread is for you!  Umm -- it can be for anything~ 

Mine are:

:bow: write at least 500 words a day, for the next three months.  failure to do so should ideally result in seppuku.
:bow: stop drinking coca-cola jill.  STOP IT.


Current tally:

:bow: 0/45000 words
:bow: one glass of coke. 

/sobs
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Verse on July 08, 2015, 06:26:47 pm
I miss coke. Is it called coke in aussie land? You have slang for it right? shaaaare it.

I want to edit at least 50 pages in to my story. That's a goal.

Lately, in trying to get published, I have gone ont oa train of "what do they want to read" instead of "what do I want to write" and I would like to change that.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Snorlax on July 08, 2015, 07:53:19 pm
I've been trying to get my hands on anything Fantasy (More High/Epic than Modern/Urban) to get the creativity flowing. I've only had limited success in finding things that catch my interest though.

Lately I've been able to get some scenes in my head written out, along with attempts to form them into something useful like a potential RP(It's only been years since I did that) or just a simple short story.

I actually managed to write some 2200 words the other day, or at least that's what it came to after my obsessive(anal) need to go back and start over from this place or that when things got off-track.

Last time I tried setting a words per day quota I set the bar a tad high from the start, trying to go for 2000 a day. 500 is a rather good amount to ease into the habit.

My more unusual goal would be finding a way to socialize more.

Difficult Phone Edit: Fresh Accomplishment! Ending 4 year unemployment with a job starting Friday.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Beau on July 09, 2015, 12:00:19 am
1) revise chapters 27/28 of my novel by Sunday
2) Send one query letter (selected recipient) by 7/15
3) Start editing Royal Series --- again -- -Aug 1
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Lightning on July 09, 2015, 02:11:42 am
for this summer (i don't even want to get into my fall semester shit lets not go there).

1. work out bitch. sitting on my ass for 8hrs a day at work is NOT HELPING.
2. finish that game of thrones book thing.
3. finish this raptor drawing that i started that i realized was a huge mistake. (i'll post it if i doooo)

oh and not quit drinking coca cola. good luck, jill. i'm not strong enough.

and good luck to the rest of you, see how none of my stuff is writing things? can't do it so i shall live vicariously through y'all.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on July 09, 2015, 10:49:31 am
Goals? Why yes, I have those.

 :goldenflower: Get published. Yeah. I said it. That's a goal, for reals.

 :goldenflower: Finish editing books 2 & 3.

 :goldenflower: Write something else. Maybe a horror.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Krystal Itzume on July 10, 2015, 05:43:12 pm
I have a ridiculous number of goals right now. Given, most of them are on a "2 years to achieve" thing, but there's a lot. To give you an idea...

Writing Based


Other


The "Get a Job" one has presently been consuming my life, because I can't really do any of the others if I starve to death. Heh.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Pride on July 10, 2015, 05:51:14 pm
I was hesitating to post here since my goals are pretty paltry compared to most of you, but I suppose since I already posted my slew of distractions, I should contribute what I'm actually being distracted from too.


Descending level of importance, naturally.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Peregrine on July 11, 2015, 04:03:04 am
Yikes... I am so not a goal setter. I should be... so... let's try it.

Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Lightning on July 14, 2015, 02:44:48 am
this shit says accomplishments too and i've got oneeeeee.

so i slaved over this thing after finals because my school hates me. basically, i had to write a ten page paper and edit stuff that i'm sure the people who made it had laughing fits over (the mistakes were ridic), all so i could get on this magical law school thing called a JOURNAL.

and i fucking made itttttt. they called me this afternoon to offer me an invitation. it took me all i had to retain my somewhat adult composure and not say hell fucking yes on the spot.

best day everrrrr.  :unicorn:

oh and i got this class that i really wanted that i had been waitlisted for, which was the nice cherry on top~
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on July 14, 2015, 11:44:42 am
Goals: Finish school (yes I finally went back), buckle down on that novel, get my photo company up and going, master using IR filters, figure out how to carbonate coffee.

Accomplishments: I've started selling prints on a fairly regular basis, including the odd company or two.
I figured out how to take quality lunar shots with an evf camera, without using a filter.
I finally got my medieval weapons collection down to my most used items. Found a budding collector to take the rest. Mrs. struck is so proud of me.

I gave up soda completely. Now it's strictly coffee, and seltzer for me. I figured out I wanted the carbonation, but I didn't want everything else in soda.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on July 14, 2015, 03:55:53 pm
Woot! Accomplishments! I'm glad someone had a couple of those to toss in.

Thunder, do you seltzer your coffee? Because carbonating coffee would be a pretty intense love of carbonation.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on July 15, 2015, 12:14:02 am
I don't no. I'd like to try it, though. If I can find a not too expensive home carbonator (they can be quite pricey), I'd like to find a way to make a line of carbonated coffee, that could maybe be the next big drink thing.

Only thing is I like my coffee, like I like my tea. Unsweetened. So I don't know how that would go over in the states where the general populace is obsessed with sugary drinks.

I forgot to mention in the goals, section, I aim to take another crack at quitting smoking soon.

also, accomplishments: I have created my own functional diffuser, which can double as a snoot. I will stack it against any of the high buck products on the market, and mine didn't cost me a single penny.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on July 15, 2015, 08:28:29 am
Carbonated coffee sounds horrible! And like it would probably be crazy popular.

I like my tea unsweetened but, I admit, I treat coffee like a dessert.

Short term goal- Successfully make Verse's birthday cake this weekend. My cakes tend to be visual disasters. They still taste great but... yeah. Hopefully this one will turn out pretty too!
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on July 21, 2015, 06:27:45 pm
So make it a themed cake. The theme could be Pompeii, post volcano. Then since it's supposed to look like a disaster area, you can just tell everyone you nailed it!
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on July 22, 2015, 08:46:14 pm
One of them was named the Rainbow Avalanche cake. It was multicolored insides with marshmallow topping. Half the cake collapsed almost immediately.

The cake turned out okay! Not great, but okay. Matcha pancakes with banana chunks turned out great though! MATCHA ACCOMPLISHMENT UNLOCKED!
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on July 24, 2015, 09:49:59 am
May I get that cake recipe from you? It's sounds delish!
The banana thing sounds good too, but I don't dare keep bananas in the house. Mrs. Struck is deathly allergic.

Goals: I have a 3 days weekend, starting manana. I'm going to study hard, and take my two exams I have coming up at the end of july this weekend. Then I am good for a while. Likewise, I'm going to study the drivers manual I have ,and finally get my NC license. I have one, but it's TX, so if I got a car, here I'd still have to take time off of work, and go all the way back to TX, to plate it, and then wait the two weeks for the plates and tags to arrive in the mail, and then drive all the way back here, and it's just not worth it.

Accomplishment: I successfully purged time wasting games from my life. For now at any rate.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Enchanted Wolf on July 26, 2015, 06:07:08 pm
Well you wonderful people have inspired me to actually really start writing. I have decided I am going to start with two short stories I thing. One for each of my characters just their back stories and what brought them to the lives they live. Not going to put any sort of time frame on it and not sure how I am going to write it. Not sure if I am going to write it here and post as I go or do it by hand wich means I need to get some new note books.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on July 26, 2015, 08:23:51 pm
Glad we could inspire you. *dips into the warm fuzzies bin*

By notebooks I presume you mean paper notebooks. I remember those! I think I saw one just the other day. I thought it was a huge coffee cup coaster. (I kid, I kid)

My latest goal is to get this blessed house cleaned up TODAY. I need to generate workshop space for school, and besides the end result of my pirated dvd ripper, is that I have dvd's strewn about the living room. I need to get those picked up.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: MyDiorama on July 27, 2015, 07:02:29 pm
 :seaturtle:  I have a goal to clean and sort my wardrobe before I start work again. Which is next week.
I really need some order and not mix gym and work clothes together. Also I am going to sort and hide everything I haven't used in the last say.. three months. Eventually I can give it away, but storing out of site for a little while feels easier.

 :seaturtle:  Another goal is to clean my desk before I start work. This means sorting the pile of paper on top of the printer and the tray of necklaces and other random things that sits in front of my keyboard, blocking me from writing correctly.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Krystal Itzume on July 28, 2015, 12:02:38 am

Other

  • Get a job. Figure out career.

The "Get a Job" one has presently been consuming my life, because I can't really do any of the others if I starve to death. Heh.

My dearest of dear friends, my Agrippa, scored me a job today by hustling his ass off. So, that is now accomplished.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Enchanted Wolf on July 28, 2015, 07:58:13 am
Well I had a huge accomplishment today. Nothing with writing or any thing but I managed to ask a girl  at work that I have a crush on out.  Maybe not a big accomplishment for most but we'll it is huge for me hahaha. Didn't get quite the reply (msgd her on Facebook...) I wanted but she said I seem cool and we could go to a movie or somthing as friends. Hahaha sorry had to share I am just really kind of excited about it hahaha.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Lightning on July 29, 2015, 02:37:32 pm
Congrats,  Krystal! It's so hard to find a job these days. Good on you for getting one.

As far as accomplishments for me go, after two years of being told I needed my wisdom teeth removed, I finally did it. And now I get to eat ice cream all week. Yay.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Krystal Itzume on August 21, 2015, 04:20:13 pm
Updating this because life updates itself. Everything from the previous list stands, this is just the new stuff:

Other and the Short Term Stuff

Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on August 22, 2015, 11:48:54 pm
I'm in the process of fixing an old xbox, after which I'll likely sell it and use the money to get me some fallout 4.

Then again I might keep it. I never did play fallout new vegas, or finish fallout 3.  *looks directly at Krys* I was in the process of finishing three, when I had to go underground back in oh ten.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Lightning on September 13, 2015, 04:06:29 am
brag time.

my partner and i were finalists in this law school competition that involved pretending to be in a professional negotiation. we placed second and we're hella proud. we also had to speak in front of a shit ton of people, which was fucking terrifying (i don't remember that whole bit very well).
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Beau on September 18, 2015, 06:13:31 pm
1) revise chapters 27/28 of my novel by Sunday
2) Send one query letter (selected recipient) by 7/15
3) Start editing Royal Series --- again -- -Aug 1

UPDATE

1) All but last three pages of Chapter 28 are done.  Might finish this weekend and send to Ara and Pere
2) I did 4 last weekend, figured out how to do a 5th, but needed a printer so, I'll say 4.5 down.  Working on more today.  If I get to 10 I get to write post for Pere
3) Massive fail.  Halloween is new target.  Too much going on at work to really focus....
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on September 19, 2015, 11:43:07 pm
Ah! I'm so excited, Beau! Both because you're agent hunting AND because you're almost done with the latest edits!

Good luck and keep us updated. You are amazing!
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on October 01, 2015, 12:20:52 pm
Goals? Why yes, I have those.

 :goldenflower: Get published. Yeah. I said it. That's a goal, for reals.

 :goldenflower: Finish editing books 2 & 3.

 :goldenflower: Write something else. Maybe a horror.

Okay, so, I edited book 2... and, that's about it.

New goals!

Some short term goals:

 :goldenflower: Go get a new ID card. Mine expired last month..
 :goldenflower: Read Beau's revised last chapter.
 :goldenflower: Read Jillibean's latest chapter.
 :goldenflower: Finish this round of editing on book 3 so as to send it to Dior.

Luckily, these are all things I want to do, it's just a matter of getting the time to do them. The only one that's a pain is the ID card. Really. Couldn't they just send me a new one when they knew it was expiring, like with my bankcard? Monday! Monday, I will go to the police station and get my new ID card! That is happening.

Long Term Goals:

 :goldenflower: Get published.
 :goldenflower: Be published.
 :goldenflower: Publish a book.
 :goldenflower: Oh yeah, aaaaaand get published.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on October 09, 2015, 12:27:44 pm
Alright! I've done all of my short term goals with the exception of editing book 3. Soooo, next week, book 3! And, you know, the getting published goal remains as usual.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Jill the Ripper on October 21, 2015, 09:34:29 am
i have to redo my goals because i haven't met them. at all. i think i mentally sabotage myself. ugh.

on the plus side, i am 2k from 50k in my project - which is only about halfway, but i've been fixating on it since i started this, so when i hit 50k i'm going to buy myself a cute-as-heck tote bag - it has ballet slippers!  i'm also on a self-induced buy-ban, thus the rewarding, because i won't buy the tote otherwise.  although i did buy a book about cute mail yesterday... okay, now i'm on a self-induced buy-ban.

i also wanna set up another etsy for my prints, sooo, i need to do that.  so, new goals:

:bow: reach 50k in project within the next week
:bow: stop buying unnecessary things
:bow: design a business card
:bow: set-up etsy

also, a little accomplishment:  i got a Christmas job! at a cute-as-heck stationary store called kikki.K (http://www.kikki-k.com/). it's very white inside and they have tree branches and lots of cute diaries and pens and gift wrap and we wear black and i have induction in two weeks.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Lightning on October 21, 2015, 09:46:49 pm
oooooh congrats, jill! now send me things from this cute asf stationary place.

:unicorn:

i only have two goals and i've failed at them constantly atm:

1. STOP FUCKING PROCRASTINATING
2. stop napping

i do both wayyyyyy too much and it's ruining my life. i have like 5 million things due this week and i hate everythingggggg.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on October 22, 2015, 06:46:14 am
Goals

Find time to build trebuchet.

Get Dad's drive mailed off to him.

Vote against the religious wingnuts on the Nov. 3rd referendum.

Accomplishments:

Found a way to successfully shoot dragonflies.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Krystal Itzume on October 22, 2015, 07:14:44 pm
Quote from: Jill
also, a little accomplishment:  i got a Christmas job! at a cute-as-heck stationary store called kikki.K. it's very white inside and they have tree branches and lots of cute diaries and pens and gift wrap and we wear black and i have induction in two weeks.

Congrats on the Job, Jilly! Also, yes, please open up an etsy! I will buy things from it! Keep writing, Jilly~

So, to update my goals...

Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on October 23, 2015, 07:16:43 am
Did you buy ps4 just for fallout 4?
Because it is available for pc. (That's the route I'm taking with it)
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Krystal Itzume on October 23, 2015, 07:19:03 am
I have a laptop Thunder, no way this thing is going to play Fallout 4. Not to mention I am a console gamer at heart.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Thunderstruck on October 25, 2015, 05:47:26 am
I have a laptop too, but I'm running 12gb external mem. I think it'd handle fallout 4 just fine.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Jill the Ripper on October 26, 2015, 09:48:22 am
heheheheH thanks guys, i'm pretty excited -- a pretty store right on gift time? it's gonna be so much fun. or hell, i can't decide. 

a teeny weenie accomplishment:

:bow: hit 50k in that personal project.  my next goal is sixty! no rewards from now on out, though, not until i finish the damn thing.  /sobs
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on October 26, 2015, 01:25:44 pm
Jillibean! You're amazing! 50k is not a teeny weenie accomplishment. That's great! You're almost there!

Lightning, did you survive the week? And if I reply to the two of you backwards at some point this week, it'll be because you have twinsy avatars. Adorable, but confusing.

Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Lightning on January 10, 2016, 10:45:28 am
firstly, accomplishment that i'm super thrilled about.

i did super well for my second semester aka i improved my gpa by three points AND i get to keep my scholarship for another semester yayyyy.

second, i am still failing to not procrastinate, i have a deadline for a paper next friday and i haven't done ANYTHING.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on January 10, 2016, 12:17:57 pm
Congratulations on the gpa and scholarship, Lightning! You're amazing!

That procrastination business is hard though. I spent at least an hour this morning trying to decide whether or not to get up and by the last ten minutes I was seriously considering sleeping ALL of Sunday and just waking up around midnight with plenty of time to shower before my crazy early morning shift. Motivation is hard. But getting good grades and not losing a scholarship might be some pretty awesome motivation.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Lightning on January 10, 2016, 10:07:43 pm
awwww thank you, ara~

haha, your Sunday sounds like my life story. bed is just sooooo nice and sleeping just soooooo good. i keep telling myself i'm gonna start working on my deadline on Monday but watch me not. and yeah, it's definitely good motivation, i mean, i work hard, i just work hard at the last minute (bad me).
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on June 13, 2016, 03:02:23 pm
So we haven't posted in this in a while. Does that mean we haven't had any goals? Maaaaybe.

My goals for this week!

:ghost: Spray paint some things gold. Yes, there's an actual plan here and I know which things though, in my experience, I tend to start grabbing for more things once I've finished painting the ones on my list.

:ghost: Finish the last read through on Book 2 before sending it in to the editor (this also involves writing a synopsis which is a most dreaded thing) and then try not to die of a panic attack after clicking send.

:ghost: Resist the impulse to watch more netflix until at least the stuff above is done.
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Verse on June 14, 2016, 06:51:37 am
Goals for next week

marry above girl. How about that, eh? I'm committing to committing!
Title: Re: goals/accomplishments
Post by: Ara on September 26, 2016, 02:39:14 pm
Goals! Okay, previous goals accomplished, I think, I'm not gonna look...

New Goals!

 :tomato: See if the xtra large ink pack really does print up to 400 pages (ordered it last night and I have a recently edited horror novel that needs printing). There will be angry reviews if it doesn't print the whole thing..

 :tomato: Read through book 3.

 :tomato: Apply for travel visas!