Well, we have made it. We went the distance and with the final bell ringing in our ears we are all still standing… still swinging.
This round was not quite as fluid as other rounds, but that was not helped by a house move, and office move and also some extremely busy weeks that have seen me working early mornings before leaving for the office and into the evening once I am home.
Still, my initial targets were to read more and to finish editing my novel. I can put a big check mark in both boxes so I have nothing to complain about. My book has been edited and Beta read. The comments have come in and my changes are being made. I have certainly read a lot more. I love reading but with the kids around I never had a lot of time, or rather I made excuses to not have time. As of the start of this year I have gone to bed a few minutes earlier and read. O, I read longer than a few minutes but feel so much better for it. Thirty minutes reading a night is better than I have done in a long time and it has seen me devour the written work with gusto. I am currently working my way through Dracula and I am loving every flowing sentence.
I for one cannot wait to start the second round of 2012, and am going to have a good long think about why my goals are going to be. I want to keep them realistic but also push myself.
What about you? How did your round go. Did you hit all those targets or did you need to move the goal posts a few times along the way?