Ensign’s Log, Entry 13: Final March Month Map Update! — 11 Comments

  1. I can understand, critting others’ novels takes a lot of time and patience, so you don’t beat yourself up for not making progress in other areas. I’m currently taking a lengthy break from my novel so I can return favors for the critiques I got on it. Using something like Scribophile is a huge investment of time, but you get thorough feedback in return, so keep your chin up.

    • My chin’s up, no worries! I love Scrib and my stories have become so much better since I started using the site. I’d never complain about the time I spent critting–it’s still being productive, even if it’s not what I originally planned to focus on.

  2. One way of meeting your daily To-do list: don’t make it too long.
    About writing: write every day.
    Yip, every day.
    Go to the park, run, be outside. Live. Get material for your blog and novel(s), but write every day.
    Well, most days, at least.

    • For March I was focused on editing Upgrade, but didn’t get enough crits on it until late in the month. This month, I’ll be bouncing between writing and editing… You’re right about not putting too much on the To Do List–I tend to bite off more than I can chew, something I’m working on.

  3. I think goal setting tends to increase overall productively irrespective of whether you meet the goals, so yeah, focus on what you did manage to achieve 🙂

    Enjoy Ireland – look forward to some pics.

    • You’re right about that–I definitely got a lot more done this month than I would have without goals in place!

      Thanks! I shall take lots of pictures–my sister has my camera which I shall be reclaiming when I get over there.

  4. I was thinking that you did do a lot of critting this month! So it’s not like you didn’t accomplish something during the month. 🙂

    I can’t wait to hear about your Ireland trip(wave to Elise when you fly over) and I hope to see pictures!

    I bet the botanical gardens were beautiful. I’d love to go visit something like that but I don’t think there’s anything close to that around here. I am hoping to go to the zoo in the next month or two with the kids.

    • I made good progress with some things, just not what I was expecting to! Progress is progress, though. 🙂

      I shall definitely wave… Will be in England a couple of days hopefully but mostly Ireland with my grandfather. Lots of pictures will be shared–we’ll see if any of my photography class lessons have stayed with me, lol.

      Zoos are good, if the animals are rescues who can’t be released into the wild. We have an animal sanctuary at home that we often took our Girl Scout troops to. I hope the kids have a great time! Sorry you don’t have a botanical garden nearby, though… If you’re ever in NYC at a good time, head over to the Brooklyn one. It’s so, so beautiful and big.

  5. Hello fellow Scriber! It’s awesome that you’re going to be in Ireland! Gather lots of inspiration and encouragement from your travels and be sure to post pictures of your trip when you get back. Know that I’m going to be stewing in jealousy the whole time!

    • I’ll be posting pictures while I’m over there, hopefully–staying for three weeks so will be blogging about many of my experiences most likely. 🙂