Rexroth Special Project Writing Travelling Trekking
PLAN FOR NEXT SIX MONTHS NOW UNTIL MIDAPRIL 2014
For the last few weeks I have not been very well with respiratory infections following a cold. I have felt frustrated and have not got on with very much. Also I’ve been worried first about old tax problems and then about buying a flat. Both of these are now handed over and appropriate professionals are dealing with them. By particular dates I shall need to ask them how they are getting on. For the moment I need to forget about them.
Most of my plan is about travel abroad and writing about my experiences and these are my main goals. Other important things I want to do such as buying and letting a flat and sorting out my tax largely rely on other people doing most of the work and my main challenge is to let them get on with it.
So writing and trekking
In 2011 I wrote a plan about trekking up mountain #1, posted it in this forum and subsequently succeeded in what proved to be a difficult and life changing experience. If I were clever I could link to it.
Stage one now – end December 2013
Finish first draft of trek up mountain #1 and trek up mountain #2 I have written a little over 28,000 words and I anticipate that the total will be about 40,000.
Improve fitness and look after heath which means – start walking and exercising regularly, eat moderately, get flu job soon, see dentist in new year
Stage two January – mid April 2014
Write up the information I have so far on my attempts at trek up mountain #3 – probably another 5,000 words and an introduction again probably 5000 words’
Continue research on trekking up #3 and look into#4 which is nearby.
Continue to improve fitness remembering – “train hard trek easy”
Write two articles for craft publication
Research craft info and in particular find out what research I need to do in the country
Check equipment condition and how to use, buy tickets and organise transport etc for trip
Mid April 2014
Go abroad and trek up mountains #3 and #4
While abroad – research further information on trekking so that I can complete book 1 and research further information on craft work for possible book 2
Return and during the summer finish writing book 1 on trekking, revise and check everything, sort select and process images, look for publisher or self publish.
Then decide whether I go back for more research for book 2 or whether I go elsewhere possibly for research on a different book 2.
Other things to do
Clearly there are other things I want and need to do in my life however I want my focus to be on travelling, trekking and writing about it.
Now things might go wrong in that I might not have the money to go abroad because of tax or legal proceedings from my present landlords. I can’t afford to live in my new flat and am spending nearly all my money buying it.
I see no point in waiting to see if things go wrong. Even if I can’t go abroad in April I would by that time if I follow my plan have a lot written and would be fit and could spend the summer doing constructive things including possibly earning some money.
Friends you have been so helpful before and so I welcome any ideas, support, comment, or constructive criticism.