Hey October, wanna make out?

That title is actually a tweet from Jack Shock, former colleague and professor at Harding University. Jack doesn't tweet often, but when he does, it's usually hilarious.

The first thing I do when I get to work in the morning is make a list of the things I want to get done that day. It's nothing too official, just a bunch of items I either need to have done, or would like to get done scribbled on a sticky note pad that sits at the base of my monitor. Since I'm always juggling a bunch of stories it really helps to keep my organized.

So naturally, after discovering the monthly goal thing at Modite, I had to give it a shot. So here are the things I'd like to get done in October.

-Finish my sample pictures and get my children's book out to at least one publisher
-Figure out why I'm getting the pain in my right foot so I can get back to regular running
-Write at least 15,000 words in my young adult novel
-Go to as many of my wife's community flag football games as possible (did I mention she's doing that? Her brother got her into it. I still can't believe she said yes when he asked, but she's having a great time so far).
-Indulge my wife on something Twilight related once or twice
-Pay off our projected 2009 taxes
-Figure out what we're going to do with the 1992 Thunderbird Brooke's grandma left us
-Build up my design portfolio (more on that later)
-Save some money
-Cut down on diet soda and coffee, increase juice intake
-Get my dog neutered--sorry Berkeley, you're way overdue.