Monday, March 29, 2010

Goal Reporting

I'm so tired today and totally procrastinating. No writing to mention today, but I've done laundry. :) Anyway, I thought I would report on last week's goals and set new ones before picking my kids up from school.

Last Weeks Goals:
  1. Continue revising/editing through Chapter 21. I only made it to chapter 20, but 19 was really long, so I'm ok with that. I also cut 2000 words from chapter 19. Yeah it was long.
  2. Beg my hubby to critique my summary and tighten it. I didn't see my hubby much last week.
  3. Have my flash fiction story ONLINE ready to submit to a magazine for Laurel's challenge. I think it is ready and will send it out tomorrow. Quick question, with flash fiction do you only submit it to one place at a time, or can you pick 4 or 5 (like sending queries to several agents at once)?
This Weeks Goals:
  1. Continue revising/editing. Work at least 1 1/2 hours a day on it. I have long chapters coming up that contain new material not worked over as many times. I know it is going to go slower.
  2. Submit ONLINE.
  3. Post my first page on April 2. It is ready!
  4. Work on my murder blogfest scene.
What I learned last week:
  1. I need more sleep.
  2. The more I blog, the less I write or work on my WIP.
  3. I love the blogosphere.


  1. I'm a procrastinator too. At least, you have your laundry done. :)
    I honestly love how determined you are to do things.
    Good job!
    And, try to get some sleep!!!! :)


  2. Clean laundry is a good thing. “The more I blog, the less I write or work on my WIP.” Me too…
    I don’t know about the flash fiction but I would think the guidelines at the place you’re submitting would tell you if they don’t want simultaneous submissions.

  3. All three of the things you learned last week are things I'm beginning to realise too. Especially number three :~D

    Laundry is very important, I actually need to put a load on so thank you for reminding me!

  4. Maybe we should have a laundry blogfest.
    Tywo, thanks. I'm learning to be more organized because I AM determined to get this book ready for publication. the more I work on it, the more I love it and the more I think, "Ok, other people might enjoy this too."

    My goal is to go to bed closer to 10 than 12. ;) I get up at 5, so that will be good, but it is so hard to do! I feel like I'm missing out on things going to bed that early.

  5. Procrastination is a monster. I know just how you feel but good for you in making that list of goals. Go get 'em, girl!


  6. I usually write flash fiction (or short stories) either for my own fun (they are on my writing blog) or especially for contests/magazines, and I only submit them to one place at a time. But I'm new to the business.


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