Goals the Last Full Week of April

As far as word count is concerned, I had a fair week last week.  I managed to pull down 6047 out of 6000 words.  Not bad.

Some of my goals have been rearranged for me.  One of the editors I’ve been courting is leaving publishing so the manuscript she suggested I work on has been de-prioritized.  I still plan to write it — I pitched it to her because I really like the idea.  But other things are scooting up the priority list since I no longer have an editor waiting for this particular piece.

I also had another contract come along so that switches things around a bit but in a very good way.

Here are my goals:

Weekly Goals:

  • 5 posts for One Writer’s Journey.  In progress.
  • 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:  4/27.  Done.
  • Work on the middle grade. I want to have the first chapter done for critique at the retreat.  Deadline: 4/27.  Done.
  • Rough out the activities for Education.com.  Deadline:  5/8  Done.
  • Write next piece for the Muffin, the WOW blog.  Deadline: 5/11 (will be posted 5/12).  In progress.
  • Solicit my last interviews for the next CW article in my rotation.  Deadline:  5/15.  In progress.
  • Solicit interviews for the CW piece after that.  Deadline:  6/15.

Non-Deadline Goals:

  • Get a fiction picture book back out.
  • Get a nonfiction picture book back out.
  • Get a chapter 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.