Friday, February 24, 2012

Setting Goals


   If you read my VSF blog, Victoria's Boys In Red, this may look familiar. But I promise it isn't a mere repost. Even if it seems very similar.

   Really.

   One of the things I have been upset with for the last year or two is the lack of progress I have been making on my (far too many) gaming projects. I have let that get me down, and that has led to me not feeling like doing anything. In other words, I am not doing anything because I feel bad that I am not doing anything. The strange effect of the doldrums, I know, but there it is. I think the sentiment is a common one in our hobby. I know I have talked about it with Eli and some of my other gamer friends.
      I think it might help to set specific, achieveable, short-term goals, rather than having innumerable, never-ending 'projects.' So that's what I am going to do. It may not be as glamourous as the sweeping flights of creative fantasy that I have posted before. But it may get the creative juices flowing again.
    Here's the plan: by the end of February, I want to have done the following:
  1. Zulu Basing Goal. Finish basing 100 15mm Zulus. All painted up, just need basing and clear coat to be done. 15% done.
  2. Indian Rifle Squad Goal. From start to finish, paint one squad of Indian infnatry for FOW. This is a newly begun project, and a test of concept. 0% done.
  3. Steam Tank Goal. Finish the turret for my Ironclad Miniatures Steamtank and complete the model. 40% done.

   Not much to start with, but there is only about a week left. I will be very happy to accomplish these goals in that amount of time. If there is any time leftover, I want to knock out a pair of WFB gunners for the Empire Great Cannon.
   Anyway, I plan to keep updating here and on VBIR. Maybe this sort of thing would help your projects progress as well.

1 comment:

arabianknight said...

Good luck with your new agenda scheme. I have suffered from this similar "ailment" as well and like you found that breaking the projects down to smaller goals let me set a shorter deadline. And we all like hitting a deadline - especially if it's something we really want :-)