I was traveling for most of the end of December, so I slid into January’s #WriteMotivation just under the deadline. Hence the reason I didn’t actually update with my initial goal list. (I also haven’t finished my goal list for 2014 in its entirety. It’s been a weird week.)
So here are my goals for the month, and how they’re going so far:
1. Finish collecting revisions for TSB.
Haven’t started on this one yet, but I’m hoping to make some headway next weekend. (This requires reviewing the story with one of my lovely beta-readers as she verbally gives me her feedback, because she makes her notes in Kindle.)
2. Finish 2013 NaNo novel.
I’ve written probably 2,000 words on this since January 1, finishing up one scene that I’d been stuck on since Christmas (smut is so freaking hard to write) and adding two more. I know I’m well past the midpoint, and I’m hoping I can wrap things up in 30k or less (she said optimistically).
We’ll see how it goes.
Print off MGG&OCH and start editing.
When I printed off MG, I knew it was going to be shorter than any other draft I’d ever printed off, being as it was less than 70,000 words. I did not expect it to be only 250 pages long. It felt like I was only holding half a novel. I DIDN’T EVEN GO THROUGH AN ENTIRE REAM OF PAPER.
I’m hoping this means editing will go MUCH faster.
4. Plan out blog through March.
Haven’t started on this one yet either, but what I’m hoping to do is schedule out a good idea of what I want to be posting on a regular basis. There are several features I’ve started but haven’t finished, and I’d like to set some deadlines for myself to get those rolling.
I’m also doing something a little different this month in that I’m including stretch goals. If I, by some magical intervention, actually accomplish all of my regular goals, these are the ones I’ll try next, in no particular order.
– Edit 5 chapters of MGG&OCH.
– Start rewriting first three chapters of TSB.
– Build up a backlog of blog posts for BNC.
– Finish 2 posts for RRFS.
So that’s it for me! What are you guys up to this month? How’s 2014 treating you so far? Any big, over-arching goals for the year?