Goals: Firmly in 2011

The boys went camping last weekend (yes, it was cold!) so I hoped to get a scad of writing done over and above my 6000 word goal.  I did manage to pull down 6830 words total.  What can I say?  I had a cold.  I wasn’t terribly sick but I’ve been messing with it for weeks so I read and listened to audiobooks and knitted and sewed and wrote just a little.  It was nice.  And I did meet my goals.

This week I plan to:

  • 5 posts for One Writer’s Journey (Done).
  • 1 review for the Bookshelf (Done).
  • 1 blog post for Church (Done).
  • Script rewrites if any are requested (Done).
  • 5 new scripts (Done).
  • Rewrite the first four chapters for the middle grade (Done).
  • Work on the outline for the middle grade (in progress).
  • Read a chapter in a how-to (in progress).
  • Clean up a pile here on my desk (Done).
  • Brainstorm some new ideas (Done).

That’s 10 items which “should” work out to be 2 a day.  I say should because up to 6 inches of snow is predicted by breakfast tomorrow. Obviously, if that happens, there will probably be no school tomorrow.

I don’t think I want to finish the outline of the middle grade.  A new chapter came into being this weekend and I don’t want to stifle that kind of creativity.  So I think I’ll just try to stay two or three chapters ahead of where I am in my writing since I know how the story ends.

So tally-ho, away I go.  Off to get some writing done.  I hope everyone else has a productive week too!