One Writer’s Journey

January 10, 2012

Goals for My One Full Work Week in January

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Work from home?

If not, you may think those of us who do have it easy in terms of scheduling.  Think again.  Everyone know where to find us.  When the kids have a day off . . . I work some but I don’t get a full day in.  Still, I love it.  And I’m not offering to trade.  After all, I managed to do pretty good with two full work days and three partials last week.  I wrote 8719 words, well over my 6000 word goal.  Deadlines help.  So does taking some serious time off.

This upcoming week, I need to finish two deadline projects.  I also need to prep a pitch for an editor who put out a call.  And pitch to one of my regular editors. Given that I have five days that should be easy.  Of course, I’ll also be going to the library, renewing my license and cleaning Dad’s house.  Odd that I consider this a full work week, but you work with what you get.

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:

  • Rewrite my article for Writer’s Market. Deadline:  1/15.  In progress.
  • Get my next post done for the Muffin.  Deadline: 1/18.  Several topics possible, now which one to write?  Done!

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.
  • 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 Go over the Plot Whisperer notes that I originally made.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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