Goals — Not too Shabby

NovembergoalsI didn’t finish a whole lot this week but I feel like a got a lot done.
  • I wrote up all of the activities for the pitch and will send it in today.
  • I gathered some more comments on the fish picture book.  I should be able to finish it in less than one day.
  • I did the research on and roughed the astronomy picture book.  My critique group read it and had some very helpful suggestions.  I’ll incorporate those this week and see how it looks.
  • The one that I totally “completed” was #5, to rework and submit the Christmas essay to the contest.  Reading the rules, etc., I realized that by submitting the essay, I was agreeing that the sponsoring journal could publish it.  Only the three winning essays get paid, but we would all agree to have our work published if the journal saw fit.  No thanks!   While I would rather have finished that one by submitting, I don’t feel like giving that particular essay away.
Lot’s to work on this week.  I’ll probably focus on the picture books and then rewrite the chapter book Thanksgiving week.  When we realized that my husband wouldn’t be fully able to use his shoulder yet, my sister agreed to host.  Thank you, Ann!
Good luck to all of you on meeting your own goals as we gear up to a holiday weekend.