"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

10/3/09

Chug, chug, chug - An Ailing Body Nourished Soul progress/goal report

Firstly - don't forget to vote in my poll on my sidebar. You've got until Monday evening -->

And now for my book progress update and goals.

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Yeah - I know I'm a few days late, but it's been CRAZY in my house (LOL like that's new!!). And besides, there really isn't anything monumental to say. I've been chugging along slowly for the past month making some decent progress. I'm still on my second read-through - but I'm awfully close to being finished with it (I just started chapter 30 out of 33). I'm figuring I have at least a couple more to go before I send it to Deb (which I'm planning to do before the end of NEXT month). Slow and steady wins the race!

Now, as far meeting my goals for September, I'll be honest and say I didn't do so hot. Here they are, fresh from my last progress/update post.

During the month of September, I'm planning to:
Work every day on my flow/repetition/names read-through of Ailing Body, Nourished Soul - at least 20 minutes each day.
I can think of at least two days - maybe more - when I didn't touch ABNS. And I'd say that 90% of the time I didn't spend 20 minutes on it. Something about that extra five minutes wasn't hitting me right. Fifteen minutes seems to be my comfort zone (though I certainly went over that amount a few times).

Sooo, in order to get me OUT of my comfort zone (but a bit more slowly) this is my goal for October.

  • Finish my flow/repetition/names read-through of Ailing Body, Nourished Soul.
  • Start a third read-through.
  • Work on my read-through daily a minimum of 15 minutes a day, with a weekly minimum of 2 hours.

If I'm gonna meet that goal, I'll need to do an extra fifteen minutes of reading each week - which I'll try to translate into at least three 20-minute days. We'll see!

Thanks for reading - and for all your encouragement. You have helped me more than you can know!

3 comments:

  1. I'm cheering you on! You can do this! Chug...chug...chug...I think I can...I think I can...no, I know I can...I know you can... :)

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  2. Chugging along is still moving forward, Joanne! Keep at it. You inspire me to do the same.

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  3. Here's a cheer for you as well... Go, Go, Jo Jo!! (followed by jumping jacks and pom poms just a-waving!) I'm inspired by your chugging and by your transparency with us. Keep on moving girl.

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