One Writer’s Journey

January 2, 2012

Goals as We Start a New Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 3:49 pm

I hope that no one will be disappointed that I’m not starting 2012 with a post about my goals for the year.  Truthfully?  I haven’t thought about it yet.  We have one more vacation day and I plan to make the most of it, regardless of what Mr. “I Haven’t Put Off my Homework, I’m Just not Done” thinks.

Last week I managed to write 3925 words, just over my goal of 3000 words.

This week I’m hoping for 6000.  I’ve only got 4 work days and I’ll be away from home one morning of the four but I’m hopeful.  After all, I have been recharging for the past 8 days.

Weekly Goals (these are my must-dos for the week):

  • 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:

  • I’m hoping to insert another goal here before the day is over.  Sorry, follks.  Ain’t gonna happen.  Job fell through.
  • Rewrite my article for Writer’s Market. Deadline:  1/15.  In progress.
  • Rewrite the first two or three sections of my article for WOW! Women on Writing.  I like the middle and the end, but the beginning?  It just doesn’t sing.  Yet.  Deadline: 1/16.  Done!
  • Get my next post done for the Muffin.  Deadline: 1/18.  Several topics possible, now which one to write?

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.
  • Research nonfiction picture book markets.
  • Research the books published by a market that just rejected a project.
  • 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 10-20 leveled readers.  Done!
  • 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 Go over the Plot Whisperer notes that I originally made.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.


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