So. Q2 2022 Review eh?


For those who don’t know, that’s how you write the sound of someone blowing a raspberry (a very long one). Which coincidentally, is pretty much how I feel about the quarter.

Q2 2022 Review
Victoria Jam Company South Yarra Label (Raspberry) 1874. Victorian Patents Office Copyright Collection via state library victoria

I can’t say there was much in the way of Great Forgetting, as I managed to stay more or less on track until week nine, but most of June was abysmal. Mostly due to feeling ill, hurting my back, and trotting around to the usual monitoring appointments which takes up the bulk of a day even in the best of circumstances.

2022 Vision

Not even my “Stephen King Famous” vision was enough to pull me through.

Q2 2022 Plan

The three chosen goals, and their three keystone actions (the ones I thought would have the most impact).

Goal #1: Stay Married to DB

  • Cook his favourite meals.
  • Do the chores that annoy him the most when they don’t get done.
  • Never move anything he puts down.

Another good start, but things started to fall apart by the end of the quarter. Particularly in the chores and meals areas.

Goal #2: lose 4.6 kg by July 3, 2022 (target 59.9 kg)

  • Eat smaller portions.
  • Don’t eat snacks.
  • Don’t eat after 7 pm.

Similarly, blew myself out of the water – I put weight on rather than took it off.

Goal #3: Stephen King Famous

The new keystone actions for Q2:

  • Write 500 – 1,000 words every day.
  • Complete a novella each month.
  • Publish the novella the next month.

I feel like these actions are working asn I manged to write consistantly and well, until June arrived, though I did manage to complete two novellas – one of which is now on the market.

Lessons Learned

There are a couple of things.

First, slow and steady wins the race – consistency is key. A little bit every day helps mange fatigue while getting you closer to your goals. No matter how much of everythign else is going on.

And secondly, everything looks better after a good night’s sleep. At times, it can be worth sacrificing writing time, or time set aside for other purposes, for the sake of more sleep. And I at least, usually sleep better when I eat less at tea time,

And a reminder (to myself, and perhpas you as well); failing to plan, is planning to fail.

How did your Q2 2022 review turn out?

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