Monday, October 06, 2008

Full speed ahead

It's a new week, and I don't know about you, but I'm feeling the need to get some concrete plans down for my writing or I might be floundering in the shallow end of the pool all week.

Goals:

  1. Do a once over on my #1 book-make sure all paragraphs correct, pages numbered, and any last minute changes complete.
  2. Begin to reread #2 book and get some ideas going about it.
  3. Finish reading book for the blog tour coming later this month.
  4. Search out one new market to submit an already written story.

As I've said before--having clear-cut goals makes me accountable. Otherwise, I'd find myself wasting precious hours floating through the days instead of making some headway.

Unfortunately, family needs enter into the picture. I'm considered a professional job-hunter now for some family members and now I'd searching for another one. That takes time on-line as well so I need to be able to juggle my plans around the hours in the day.

What kind of schedule do you see for yourself this week? Are you going to be treading water or swimming laps?

9 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hope to get 4 or 5 concrete things done on writing/editing projects. In your capacity as a headhunter, if you run across a great freelance blogging job, I'd appreciate the heads up. ;)

Oh, and I tagged you for a little reading & writing game, so you can add that to the To-Do list. *grin*

Joanne said...

Swimming laps around the revision "pool!" Still "deep" in it, and I do give it very much of my time. I find to be effective, I really have to be "immersed" in it. I'll do a little treading when I stop to blog!

Yolanda said...

Swimming laps, as I finish up work in my office today and head for the warm waters of the Pacific. 16 days....swimming laps! Yeehaw!

Blessings,
Yolanda

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

It's a week of struggling through the symptoms of chronic pain and illness, but in the quiet times I will reread old stories and revise, read writing blogs and magazines. I will pray for guidance and inspiration. And I will write, write, write! I hope to submit two stories and write another 5,000 words in my novel.

Janna Qualman said...

How right you are, Terri. I need to do the same this morning, so I have something attainable in front of me.

Best of luck this week!

Melissa Marsh said...

Writing is on hold this week as vacation is coming up - but I also plan to bring my journal on the trip so I'll get some writing done that way. :-)

Linda said...

I plan to finish my little submission to the Story Circle Journal this week!

AnooCre8ion said...

I plan to work some more on my children's story.


vickie

Tracy said...

Great idea. I really should put down some goals and make a list - but then I might actually have to hold myself accountable. Yikes! And get something done - maybe not a bad idea. Blessings!