Goals as We Blow Through April

Anyone who lives in the Midwest gets the title.  Anyone who doesn’t can just be glad that they’re missing out on our windy weather.

Deadlines and rewrite requests do amazing things for your word count.  Last week I didn’t quite make my goal (6000 words/week).  This week I surpassed it with 8934 words.  That’s a whole lot of blog posts and two articles.  Yes, I worked on my middle grade novel but didn’t count that on this weeks word count.  I’ll count it when the chapter is done.

What are my goals 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):

  • Rewrite the piece that I’m working on for an educational publisher.  My deadline:  4/20.  In progress.
  • Solicit my last interviews for the next CW article in my rotation.  Deadline:  5/15.  In progress.
  • Write the interview questions and start soliciting interviews for the CW piece after that.  Deadline:  6/15.

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 Go over the Plot Whisperer notes that I originally made.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


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