2017 is on its way out, and I’ve accomplished a few things. Time to smell the roses a little. Continue reading
These are my goals for this month.
- Get at least halfway through my part of co-authoring story
- Keep up on related edits
- Find a title!
- Get to final draft of Vanity (anthology short story)
- Critique all the other short stories for the anthologies
- Complete outline for NaNoWriMo story
- Brainstorm/rough outline the story that’s starting to bug me and threatening to
- take over my desire to write currently plotted NaNoWriMo story
- Dig out Straw Commander and start posting that on Scribophile, (but I have to
- perfect it first and dazzle you all with how amazing it is, right?) as-is
- Finish edits for early chapters of Princess and the Pea
- Then ask people to take a look at them again
- Finish knitting ugly blanket (it really is ugly, I’m using up all my old yarn in one cacophony of mismatch) (it’s taken me all summer and I’m so ready to be done with this thing)
- Read a friend’s anthology and let her know what I thought
- Check forums and actually post stuff rather than lurking or just forgetting to be social at all
Hopefully I can get all this done, but I’ll settle for 80% because sometimes life just happens. We’ll see how it goes. What are y’all’s goals this month?
Subtitle: I have a schedule now that only Google is capable of remembering and somehow I still expected myself to keep writing at the same pace as when I had almost nothing else to do.
This was mostly just a post about my frustration with myself. Or it was, until I remembered the fact that this struggle is hardly unique to me, so now it’s kind of an attempt at commiseration. Because all writers go through this. Continue reading
This week was a little frustrating because I totally failed at accomplishing my goals for the week, and when I did my end-of-month tally I was confronted by the fact that I also failed at my monthly goals. On one hand, this was because my day job picked up a little bit and I was reading a lot more helpful blog posts and working on my limited networking skills. So no time. On the other hand, I hate not finishing my to-do lists. Gah!
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Since I totally forgot to acknowledge the turning of the year in my last post, Happy New Year! Here’s hoping for publishing deals and instant overnight fame for all! (Well, maybe not all. And probably not instant. And I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure fame would make me go absolutely bonkers) Continue reading
Sometimes it’s just important to remind oneself why something is important, why it sets a fire in your heart and a fever in your head. It’s especially a good thing at the end of the year, when we start thinking about all those things we meant to do and just starting to figure out what goals should be set for the next year. Writing is really important to me, and here’s why. Continue reading