Goals During Valentine’s Week

Valentine’s Day is pretty low-key around here, especially this year.  We are paying off the last of the  bills to do with the new bathroom and gearing up to redo the family room.  We are going to make dinner at home and just relax.  Following last week, that sounds really, really good.

Last week was busy, but I got a lot of writing done and added a few new assignments to my list.  I pulled down 6121 words out of 6000.  Woohoo!   That’s pretty impressive given that two of my big projects are still in the reading and planning stage and a third is less than 100 words long.  When something is that short, you can write it from scratch and then completely rewrite it again with very little impact on your word count.  Oh, well.  The important thing is that it turned out EXCELLENT and will be going out to the editor this week.

Speaking of this week, here are my goals:

Weekly Goals (the ones that come up each and every 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:

  • Pitch to WOW!  Deadline:  2/15  Done!
  • Critique manuscript.  Deadline:  2/17.  Done!
  • Write and submit 11 activities for Education.com.  Deadline: 2/22.  In progress.
  • Finish researching and rough my next article for WOW.  I may need to interview people and the sooner I figure this out, the better. Deadline:  2/27.  In progress.
  • Write my next Muffin post.  Deadline:  3/4.
  • Come up with interview questions and solicit interviews for my next CW article.  Deadline:  3/15.  In progress.

Non-Deadline Goals:

  • Rewrite and submit a leveled reader.*
  • Start researching my next nonfiction picture book.
  • Get an essay on writing back out.
  • Rewrite the picture book I had critiqued.
  • Do some more work on a PiBoIdMo idea.
  • Work on my agent research.
  • Rough submissions for Blue Mountain cards.
  • Keep working on my web site.
  • Work on the middle grade. Go over the Plot Whisperer notes that I originally made.  Also story board the manuscript.
  • Rewrite the  YA chapter that I’m going to workshop at a retreat this spring.