Goals — April, Week 2

I didn’t manage to get quite as much written last week as I had hoped for two reasons.  I spent a lot of time soliciting and gathering interviews for one.  Second?  “What do you mean your off school Friday?”  Somehow, I missed the fact that they had Good Friday off.  Ah, well.  I’m getting really good at Conduit 2.

In spite of it all I managed to pull down 5427 words.  Not too shabby but I wish I had managed a bit more than that.

This week I’m going to be working on how-tos and I really want to see how far I can get on my middle grade rewrite.  I printed the manuscript out last Thursday.  Today I’ll give it a quick read and add notes and comments re: what to fix, add, change, etc.

Weekly Goals:

  • 5 posts for One Writer’s Journey.
  • 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 CW piece with some recommendations from my editor. Deadline:  4/13.  Done!
  • Keep track of  interviews for the next CW article in my rotation, write and submit article.  Deadline: 4/15.   In progress.
  • Solicit interview for the CW piece after that.  Deadline:  5/15.  In progress.
  • Blog post for the Muffin.  Deadline:  4/28.  (Publication date: 4/29)  Done.

Non-Deadline Goals:

  • Get a picture book back out.
  • Rewrite and submit a leveled reader.
  • Do some more research on 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 Go over the Plot Whisperer notes that I originally made.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.  In progress.