Misha Gericke, and once a month we all come together to talk about what we've done to get closer to our dreams.
I have two goals. Write a million words. Make a million dollars.. That's it. So I got Perfect Harmony through a round of edits and sent to my first reader, and I did a final final round of agent edits on FH and it's now on submission. I also went to Connecticut for a week for my MFA residency where I learned a lot of really practical stuff about the industry. I enjoyed the residency much more than I usually enjoy conferences. The sessions were small, so not as overwhelming as some cons and most of the workshops included actual writing exercises. Very helpful. I started on TLMG while there, but I needed to use it as the book I'm writing for my class this semester. My mentor thought another book would be better and I can't write two at a time and take care of a one year old, and teach classes, and blog, so 20 pages into TLMG, I stopped to write an outline(for class) of The Senator's Son. What I accomplished in January: PH edits, FH edits, residency, 20 pages. My goal for February is to write 50,000 words of The Senator's Son. I doubt that will finish the book, but it should make it easy to finish in March. I mean come on, after 50k everything is downhill. Wish me luck. I know I'll need it.
What are your goals for this month? Are you getting closer?