Goals as February Winds Down

Deadlines are amazing things when it comes to word count.  How do I know?  With deadlines last Wednesday and today and critique group (get those 20 pages done) this weekend, I did amazing things.  How amazing?  8317 words.  Pretty good!

I have deadlines again — today and March 4th.  So lets see what that means for this week.

Weekly Goals:

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

Goals with Deadlines (some are my deadlines, some are my editors’ deadlines):

  • Make one more pass through and submit my next article for WOW.  Deadline:  2/27.  Done!
  • Read and digest the comments from my reluctant reader editor and come up with a new pitch.  Deadline:  3/2.  Done!
  • Write my next Muffin post.  Deadline:  3/4.  Done!
  • I got comments from my critique group, now I need to rewrite the  YA pages that I’m going to workshop at a retreat this spring. Deadline:  3/10.
  • Solicit interviews for my next CW article.  Deadline:  3/15.  In progress.
  • Write the interview questions for the 2nd CW article in my rotation.   Due: 4/15.  Done.

Non-Deadline Goals:

  • Pull together a pitch for Education.com.
  • 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 Go over the Plot Whisperer notes that I originally made.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.


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