My plans change frequently lately. But with good reason. I’ve been coming across a number of intriguing opportunities that are more time sensitive than others. Some are too good not to attempt. There are some contests in there and several job applications.
I recently gave an interview, which is also very exciting. An old high school friend had questions about being a writer. Mostly my advice was that having a day job is something many of us need for a long time because it takes a while to get established. I also recommended getting to conferences like Ad Astra to meet other people and learn. There were a few other things specific to the questions he asked, but those couple of things are an excellent place for anyone to start.
I woke up with a sore neck and seasonal allergies. Fun stuff! As such, I’ve been moving really slowly on my home goals. I could do some light things like dishes and move cardboard out of my unit, but not much else.
- Horror Script: Waiting for the next phase.
- Horror Short Story: 360/7,000 words
- The Page & The Magician: 71,993/80,000 words
- Puppy Chow Script: Revision not started.
- The Blood Waitress Club: 24,092/80,000
- The Mockumentary Script: 10/120 minutes
- Artos Red Script: 2/120 minutes
- P.A.N. Pilot: 9/44*
*I’m now working on this because the opportunity is too good to pass up. I swear I will finish something soon!
- Bathroom Door: 90%
- Dishes: 90%
- Laundry: 70%
- Entrance: 75%
- Recycling: 90%
- Mirrors: 2/7*
*There are 3 floor to ceiling mirrors and two sets of closet door mirrors. Remember when I said I would leave the dining room for now? Well, I couldn’t. I figured out what to do with it and reorganized it. This meant washing mirrors before putting things in their new places. I would have done the third one, but I’ve been fighting with my neck. A sign it’s time to change pillows.
- Online: 11.5/30 hours*
- Class: 15/30 hours**
*Making some progress here now.
- Job: Revised CV*
- Car Loan: 98.2% paid off.
- OSAP Debt: 1.47% paid off.
- Mortgage: 14.81% paid off.
*And revised again as a recruiter called me about an interesting position. The job fair went well and I was able to give out several resumes. I also had a really good conversation that helped me understand some things. I know I’m being vague. Eventually, maybe I won’t be 😉 I also met with a new job coach. Time will tell on how that is going to be.
- Iaido: 0/2
- Walking: 0/7
- HIIT: 0/3
I have been sucking bad on the fitness front, but I’m also feeling broken. My back hurts today. Hopefully, it will be better in time for the May Iaido Seminar coming up soon.