Friday, December 27, 2013

Big Dreams Bloghop

The Big Dreams bloghop is hosted by Misha Gericke and is a chance for writers to check-in on their goals. I have two goals: earn a million dollars by 2024, and to help me do this write a million words. (You become an expert at a million words). My goals for December were to complete a couple of test manuscripts as part of the selection process for a paying gig, critique two manuscripts for my CP, and self edit Perfect Harmony and get into the hands of readers. I've done everything but getting Perfect Harmony edited. I hope to do that by the end of the month though. I still have a few days ;). My goals for January are to find a day job, complete a second round of agent edits on Finding Hope, survive my first MFA residency, and write 40,000 words of The Last Marlowe Girl.

What are your big dreams? What's your goal for the month?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blog Break

Let's face it. I haven't been around for a while. Partly because I'm disillusioned with nothing to say, and partly because I've been so busy I feel like a candle burning at both ends. It was recommended to me a while back to put up a blog hiatus. I didn't because I wasn't really on hiatus and I was convinced I would soon be struck with blogspiration. I wasn't. And I didn't get less busy either. I haven't even been around to comment in ages. I feel kind of horrible about it. So it's time to announce a break. This time of the year is always hard for me, but I'll be back again. I'm traveling to north Texas this weekend to see my family (which might not sound far but I was closer in Arkansas), then when I get back it's time for Christmas with the Freds ;), and on the 2nd I'm leaving for my MFA residency. I think you can expect regular posting and my blog's plan for the new year mid-January.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Big Dreams Blogfest

The Big Dreams Blogfest is hosted by Misha Gericke. And on update day (which was actually Friday but Beth did not have access to a computer and blogging from a phone... is just rough) we come together to talk about what we've done to help reach our goals.

I have two goals. Write a million words. Make a million dollars. So far I'm still 0 for 2. In November, I was supposed to edit Perfect Harmony and get it to my cps and get most of the way through if not finish The Last Marlowe Girl. I got forty pages of Perfect Harmony edited. I wrote 0 words. For the month. I really didn't even blog and I owe my cp two manuscripts. Yep. Beth's behind. Basically, I accomplished nothing in November. My goals for December are to get my cp's books back to her. Edit a couple of test manuscripts for potential jobs and hopefully edit PerfectHarmony and get it to readers. My production schedule is officially whacked.

So how are your goals going?