"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

3/1/12

Marching into March - A Goals/Progress Update

Even though this was a short month, I STILL can't believe February is over! It FELT like a good 29 days - but let's see how I did on my goals.

And here they are - direct from last month's goals/progress post:
  • Keep up on the Margie Lawson class - Empowering Characters' Emotions - I'm taking in February (This is an incredible teacher - and class. Can't recommend it more highly. So much to learn - lots of reading, but SO worth it - and it's not too late to sign up!)
  • Finish my Ailing Body, Nourished Soul read-through and continue to ponder what God wants me to do with this manuscript.
  • Be intentional about applying what I've learned so far this year to my writing (blog posts, at least one "new" short story, and possibly Handmaiden to a Princess)
Hmmm - well, I definitely kept up (and learned A TON) from Margie Lawson's class. I'll be doing a post - likely a week from today - about some of what I learned, and hopefully, I'll have a GUEST POST FROM MARGIE LAWSON on the FaithWriters blog some time in the near future. You do NOT want to miss it. She's fab!
 

I did finish reading through Ailing Body, Nourished Soul - but I'm still contemplating what to do with it. I'm wondering if it needs to "go on the back burner" until I have other writing under my belt. Or if it needs to be in  a different format. Or if it was my "practice book." OR if I need to "Margiefy" it (almost definitely) and try again as I originally was going to sell it (perhaps). ANYhow - that baby's up in the air.

And as far as applying stuff I've learned to my writing - not bad. I have NOT written a new short story, but I've been working on "fixing up" Handmaiden to a Princess. So - not bad.

But what about March, you ask? Well, here are my goals:
 Okay - that looks good. Thanks for reading along, and cheering me on!

Do you have goals for March? What are they?

 
Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength

2 comments:

  1. I love reading your goals as it makes me think about mine--if I have any with writing right now. LOL I just want that urge to write to come back!Dealing with more personal goals this month--like finding doctors and learning to drive around here with confidence and maybe volunteer someplace.

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  2. I know it seems Feb just zipped on by.

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