Goals as March Slips into April

Wow.  That’s all I have to say.

I came away from the retreat with lots of ideas for my middle grade manuscript — more on that and the retreat in general throughout the week.

But also Wow on what I managed to accomplish last week.  Even with my son home I wrote 6409 words although I had dropped my weekly goal to 3000.  Having ten pieces due this Wednesday was enormously inspirational.  Not that it was all work — we went to the Art Museum one day and flew kites another and played games and read and cooked.  Fun!

If you are waiting for an e-mail from me, get a cup of coffee and a good book.  I have deadlines.  I came home to bucket load of e-mail.  And a crisis.  Technically, it isn’t my crisis, but some people are exceedingly generous.  And don’t forget those deadlines.

Now to get back to work.  Here are my goals for the week:

  1. Rewrite and turn in the CW article that is due Wednesday.  Done!
  2. Do the last four activities, finish the write ups and do the photography.  Also due Wednesday.  Done!
  3. Start collecting interviews for my next CW assignment.  In progress.
  4. Write one, maybe two new chapters for the middle grade.  I want to get this draft done so that I can get started on the rewrite.  Big changes are coming!  Done!
  5. Rewrite the picture book that I had critiqued at the retreat.  Done!
  6. 5 posts for One Writer’s Journey.  Done!
  7. 2 posts/reviews for the Bookshelf.  Done!
  8. 1 post for PrayPower. Done!
  9. 1 post for the Church blog.  In progress.
  10. Brainstorm some new ideas.
  11. Brainstorm new ideas for Writer’s Digest.
  12. Finish how-to chapter.  In progress.
  13. Clean up more in  my office.   This week I’ll deal with everything I brought home from the retreat.  In progress.
  14. Work on a magazine piece for kids.
  15. Assess my year long goals.

I hope everyone is making headway in meeting their goals this week!


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