Goals the Week Before Christmas

In terms of word count, I did really well last week — 7251 words.  1251 over my 6000 words/week goal.

But you’ll also notice that my goals aren’t changing much.  In part, that’s because I’m getting the recurring goals done but they crop up again and again.  But I also had a new job crop up last week.  Back in October, I applied to write educational content for a history encyclopedia.  They contacted me last week and the audition piece is due today or tomorrow.   So that’s my story for last week.

This week?  Well, I’ve got goals but I’m also getting ready for Christmas, co-hosting a radio show on Wednesday, school is out and we’re trying to get a bathroom reassembled (the sink is in the family room, the toilet is outside and we need to lay tile) before Christmas.  I’m going to be realistic and set my goal for the week at 3000 words.

My individual goals are:

Weekly Goals:

  • 5 posts for One Writer’s Journey.  Done!
  • 1 review on the Bookshelf.  Done!
  • 1 post for PrayPower.  Done!
  • Write my posts for the Church blog.  Done!

Goals with Deadlines:

  • Submit audition piece for history encyclopedia.  Deadline:  12/19.  Done!
  • Get my next post done for the Muffin.  Deadline: 1/8.  In progress.
  • Devotionals out to “God Still Meets Needs.”  Deadline:  1/10.  Done!
  • Draft article for Writer’s Market. Deadline:  1/15.  Done!
  • Write second draft of article for WOW! Women on Writing.  Deadline: 1/16.

Non-Deadline Goals (obviously, these are the ones I’m having troubles getting to and I’m going to start trying to get one done a week):

  • Get an essay on writing back out.
  • Rewrite the picture book I had critiqued.
  • Start writing up my first PiBoIdMo idea.
  • Work on my agent research.
  • Rough submissions for Blue Mountain cards.
  • Keep working on my web site.
  • Work up some ideas for leveled readers.
  • Read 50 leveled readers.
  • Work on the middle grade. Go over the Plot Whisperer notes that I originally made.
  • Pull out the YA that I’m going to workshop at a retreat this spring.