Goals as We Move into September

If you had asked me last Friday morning whether or not I was going to make my word count, I’d have said, NO.  I had about 3400 words written and the middle grade rewrite was not cooperating.  Things turned around when I found a series of writing exercises that kicked this project into gear.  I’ll write more about that later in the week.  For now, I’ll tell you that I managed to write 6139 words in one week.  Yep.  2606 words in one day.  Apparently quite a bit was lurking behind that particular log jam.

You’d think I’d be settling into the new schedule by now, but you’d be wrong.  Wronger.  Wrongest.  My husband would point out that I simply do not deal well with change.  He’s right, but he really doesn’t have to be so smug about it.

Maybe what I’m learning is that I don’t need a schedule?  Hmm.  Me being me, I don’t really accept that, which means it could very well be the lesson I’m supposed to be learning.

While I keep trying to either build a new schedule or get something done without one, here are my goals for the week:

  1. 5 posts for One Writer’s Journey.   Done!
  2. Post a review on the Bookshelf.  Done!
  3. 1 post for PrayPower.   Done!
  4. Write my post for the Church blog.  Done!
  5. Brainstorm some new writing ideas.  Done!
  6. Add 1000 words to my middle grade.  In progress.
  7. Work on a new pitch for Writer’s Digest.
  8. Solicit two more interviews for my next CW piece.  In progress.
  9. Write at least two more sections on my next piece for WOW.
  10. Work on the guest blog post.
  11. Pull out two manuscripts and decide which one to rework for critique.  Done!
  12. Apply for several more educational writing gigs.  I’ll be working up the materials for book writing gigs this week.  Done!
Hope everyone is having an excellent writing week!
–SueBE

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