July 2018 Goals

How is your summer going? As I write this, we’re in the middle of a two-day heat wave with a heat advisory. I’m happy I can be inside all day. There are some days I really appreciate my job.

I managed to do almost all of my goals.

  • Outline Cinderella retelling Done! Plus doing another outline!
  • Start hardcore research for WWI Done!
  • Finish Rock of Ages draft 1, edit and prep to send to beta-readers Done! And sent it to the beta-readers
  • Finish editing He Leadeth Me and send to proofreaders Done!
  • Start figuring out Christmas story ideas for Christmas collection (optional) Done!
  • Perfect the songs in the new piano book Not done, but I had a reason for it. My wrists hurt too much to play songs with lots of octaves, so I started working on Un Sospiro by Liszt instead.
  • Finish reading and review at least 3 books Done!

As for my goals for July, they are a little more simple since I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo again.

July Goals

  • Edits #2 and #3 of Lo, How a Rose
  • Finish writing rough draft of Christmas story collection
  • If those stories don’t reach my 25,000 word goal, start writing The Haven of Rest
  • Continue working on Un Sospiro and get past the 4th page
  • Finish beta-reading Bitter Winter
  • Continue WWI research
  • Stay cool!!

Do you have any goals for July?

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4 thoughts on “July 2018 Goals

  1. Raechel says:

    Love that last one – stay cool! Amen to that. It’s been sweltering here too, and we only have fans to attempt to cool off…can’t wait for Fall! 😀
    Best wishes on your July goals, Faith!

    • Faith Blum says:

      Yeah. I try to use only fans. We have a window A/C unit, but it uses so much electricity that I try to only use it when absolutely necessary. I can’t wait for Fall, either. Thanks!

  2. Naomi says:

    ooh, I LOVE Un Sospiro! I would love to hear that.

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