"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

8/3/13

Better Late Than Never: A Goals/Progress Update

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Yeah - so, it's the 3rd. It's summer. Was away a couple days last week. My brain is in vacation mode.

But enough apologizing.

Time to look over my goals for July, and see how I did. And here they are, straight from my last goals/progress post:
  • Post at least nine times on my blog - not including teaser posts (aiming for twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays. Wanting to go on record with that)
  • Write at least three more chapters of  Ailing Body, Nourished Soul (aka be done with chapter 5)
  • Have a polished version of the honeybee picture book I started in my picture book practicum at Blue Ridge.
  • Research SCWBI and other organizations that might help me with my new children's book focus.
I DID post nine times on my blog (though one of them is thanks to my beautiful daughter having a story posted on Polliwog Pages - and she's over there again today...this time with a poem!). They weren't necessarily Monday and Thursday - partly because I decided to join Patty Wysong's a to z meme, which has a Friday posting date (you're welcome to do the same!) So, one down.

I finished chapter 4 of ABNS, so about a chapter behind. But again. It's SUMMER. NO progress on the honeybee picture book, and though I did do some research on SCWBI, I decided that, at least until ABNS is done, my money is better spent elsewhere. May join for Christmas.

So, now it's August. Visiting my family for about a week later this month, plus, again, IT'S SUMMER. So I'm going light on goals.
  • Post at least eight times on my blog - not including teaser posts, or this post - and including yesterday's a to z post.
  • Write 2-3 more chapters of Ailing Body, Nourished Soul (putting me at the end of chapter six or seven)
  • Work on my honeybee picture book.
So, we'll see how it goes.

OH - before you leave. A couple things.
  1. I'm considering no longer doing my goals/progess update as a post - just putting my goals each month on my sidebar. Thoughts?
  2. Go check out my daughter's poem (about a unicycle!) at Polliwog Pages!
Thanks!


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2 comments:

  1. Great job on your writing goals for July. My July was a bust writing wise (which I posted about on my blog a few days ago). I think it is wonderful that you put out your writing goals for everyone to see. I started doing the same a few months back (I hope you don't mind my borrowing your idea) and I've found the accountability to be very helpful. Keep up the good work!

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    1. I absolutey do NOT mind you borrowing my idea. So glad it's helping you!

      Thanks for the feedback, and the encouragement.

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