In writing about my book’s progress I have talked a lot about goal setting. I set up my writing goals to coincide with my running goals. I thought that I could go to the gym and run and then work on my book.
I recently posted about how it was my privilege to interview Olympic 100m and 110m Hurdles champion Harrison Dillard for AuthorHouse. I was recently reading about Aries Merritt’s world record breaking run in the 110 meter hurdles at a recent meet.
Well, today I thought I would review my running and writing goals. So here goes.
Writing Goal: to have my manuscript complete and submitted to AuthorHouse for self-publishing by September 30th, 2012.
Running Goal: to break 12 minutes for 3kms (no time constraints here)
Well, I truly thought the running goal would be the hardest, but I am happy to say I achieved it a couple of days ago. I was able to run 3kms on the treadmill in 11 minutes and 58 seconds. My splits were:
0-1km @ 14.5kph
1km-2km @ 15kph
2.6km-2.8km @ 17kph
2.8km-2.9km @ 18kph
2.9km-3km @ 20kph
So that goal is avhieved. How about my book? Well, September 30th is fast approaching. Sadly I don’t think I will achieve this goal. Here are my book splits:
Oct 2011-June 2012: first draft written in long hand
June 2012-?: typing first draft
?: submit manuscript to AuthorHouse for self-publishing
And so my stickingpoint is typing up my long hand version of my book. It is proving a much longer task than I originally thought.
I will maintain my September 30th goal to have it all typed up and edited. Just need a few days to dedicate to my book.
Ok, Damien, stop talking about it and do it!