Goals — Yikes! How’d It Get to Be Spring Break?

I made it through all of last weeks deadlines.  Not surprisingly, it did wondrous things to my word count.  I made 6000 words and blew right past it for a total of 8836 words.  I think I also fried myself.  I had several free hours Saturday and I wasn’t even tempted to write.  I played Wii and read.

This week is our Spring Break so I’m going to try for 6000 words but don’t hold your breath.  So far, I have zero (that’s 0) deadlines this week and that may be a really good thing!  That said, I am going to create a few for myself.  But I also have to get my son ready for a school trip so that will mean packing and running around.  Still, I’ll have 3 days after he leaves — one of which will be spent baking.  Oh, the horror!

What will I accomplish?  Who knows!   Here are my goals.

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):

  • Rewrite pitch for the education job.  I got some seriously solid feedback and am eager to see where it takes me.  Deadline:  3/23.  Done!
  • Pull together a pitch for Education.com.  Deadline:  3/23.  In progress.
  • Solicit interviews for the next CW article in my rotation.   Deadline: 4/15.   In progress.
  • Solicit interview for the CW piece after that.  Deadline:  5/15.

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 Go over the Plot Whisperer notes that I originally made.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


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