Goals: New System Swinging through September

I don’t know if last week was just an extremely productive week (this happens when you have numerous deadlines throughout the week) or if the posted goals are helping.  I think it is a little of both — having them printed out and posted above my desk puts them “in mind” at all times.  The result?  9428 words.  Among other things:

  • I wrote cover letters and got two book manuscripts out (2 toward my annual goal of 6).
  • I finished 7 video scripts.
  • I wrote my blogs.
  • I finished and submitted an article for Children’s Writer.

This week I’ve again posted my goals above the desk.  I have a lot to do that involves reading and other nonwriting tasks so I’ll be interested to see how my word count fairs.  This week, I plan to:

  • Write my blog and several prayers for Prayables.com.
  • Work on my other blogs.
  • Start my next Children’s Writer article.
  • Work on two picture books, one of which may be ready to submit at the end of the week.
  • Work on one or two queries (The Writer and Writer’s Digest).
  • Start making the formatting changes requested for a freelance job.
  • Start noodling over the web site redesign.

I hope that everyone else is having a good writing week too!