March is upon us already! How did you do with your goals for February? I did pretty well.
- Sew 4 quilt squares (Done)
- Order Proof Copy of Savior, Like a Shepherd (Done)
- Edits #2 and #3 of novella (Decided to wait)
- Read 2 books on writing (Done and reviewed both: #1 and #2)
- Prep everything for Release Tour and Facebook Party (Done)
- Do any research needed for All the Way (Done)
- Finish rough draft of He Hideth My Soul (Done)
My goals for March are pretty simple, but most of them will take a while.
- Finish sewing quilt squares
- Finish quilted skirt?
- Promo books
- Edit #2 and #3 of All the Way
- Read 2 Writing books
- Outline He Leadeth Me
- Finish Blog Posts for Indie e-conference
- Keep up with reviewing the books I read
- Edit #1/Type-up of He Hideth My Soul
How did your goals go last month? Do you have any for this month?
So, I’ve been doing this monthly goals update for a couple of months now. And with the end of one year and beginning of another, I forgot to update you on my December and January goals. I’ll get right to it.
- Finish rough draft of All the Way (Done)
- Finish Edit #4 of Savior, Like a Shepherd and send to proofreaders by the 12th (Delayed a week, but done)
- Edit I My Cross Have Taken (Done)
- Read The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction, Editor Proofing Your Book, and How to Train Your Cat to Promote Your Book (Finished the first one, but not the others)
- Sew nightgown, get at least partially finished with quilted skirt (Done)
- Watch videos for the marketing courses I bought (Watched a few)
- Practice Piano at least 3 days a week (Mostly)
- Word count goal: 20,000 (Done)
This is the time of year when people make New Year’s Resolutions. Some of them are realistic and some aren’t. Some you can keep for a couple months, some for a day or two. Some are for some really weird things. But have you ever made a resolution to read a certain number of books the next year?
I can see you now. You’re jaw on the floor, a look of shock on your face. “A resolution to read books? Why would you do that?” you ask. “I already know I’ll read books, so why make goals and resolutions for that?”
I am so glad you asked! There are a few reasons I can think of now, but if you know of more, feel free to leave a comment with those reasons.
Reading Resolutions/Goals can give you a particular number to aim for. Continue reading
Last year about this time, I made 10 goals for 2016. This year I have a few more. But first let me share with you how last year went.
- Publish two novella collections, three novellas, and two novels. (One collection, three novellas, and one novel were published as well as a few short stories. The second collection and novel will be published in January and February, Lord willing.)
- Read at least half of the writing books I own. (Not quite, but close)
- Be more conscientious of the time I waste on the computer.(Yes)
- Finish the study of Revelation. (Yes)
- Read through the Bible in a year. (I missed too many days and couldn’t quite make it. I hope to finish sometime this year though.)
- Learn at least one new classical song on the piano. (I did learn Schubert’s Impromptu op. 142 #3, but it isn’t quite polished yet).
- Be better about responding to emails. (Yes, mostly).
- Finish the sewing projects I’ve put off, including my quilted dress. (Eh, not so much. And the quilted dress has been changed to a skirt, and still isn’t finished).
- Write at least one informational blog post every other month. (I believe I did manage to do this one).
- Keep on top of the church activities I am involved in. (Mostly).
My Writing Helper
When did December sneak up so quickly? Maybe it’s the fact that there is no snow on the ground that’s messing with my mind. Since it is almost the end of the year, I have some goals for this month. They have been changing over the last few days, but hopefully they won’t change too much more. Continue reading
Can you believe it’s Fall already? I know I can’t. And now it’s October. And at the end of the month, I have to start saying I’m a different age. One that nobody will believe yet. I keep being told it’s a good thing to look younger than you really are. It just gets rather annoying to have people stare at you in disbelief and question you truthfulness. At 25+ is there really any reason to lie?
Anyway, I’m supposed to be updating you on my goals from September. To refresh your memory, here they are:
- Get Savior, Like a Shepherd ready and sent to beta-readers Done on September 13
- Start He Hideth My Soul rough draft (handwritten) Started on September 16 and currently have 17,000+ words written
- Get Faith is the Victory ready for publication Done and Published!!
- Edit All The Way (if time) Did not have time 😦
- Get everything together for book fairs (Sept. 18 & 24) and conference (Sept. 24) Barely, but I did it. The conference was great!
- Don’t go crazy (or is it too late for that?) I decided it was too late for that, but I managed to stay almost stress-free.
- Plan Truth through the Ages Facebook Party with Amanda Done! And the giveaways are still open for a couple of days!
August ended up being a busier month than I expected. But it was a good month and I got a lot done.
In August, I orchestrated a couple of blog tours for some clients which was fun and I was thankful for their business. I also finished as much of the rough draft of Savior, Like a Shepherd as I decided to. I wasn’t sure how to write the end, so I left that for the typing up phase which I have been working on the last week. I am now about 3/4ths of the way through that process with the goal of finishing by Saturday so I can send the manuscript to my beta-readers.
I also published my third novella of the summer (and personal favorite), Blessed Assurance. If you haven’t had a chance to see anything about it yet, scroll down to yesterdays post and meet the main character, Adelaide Brown.
Besides some real life things, I think that’s about it for what happened in August. So now I can share with you the exciting news I found out on Wednesday night! Continue reading