Wow, we are now a third of the way through 2010. Time has really flown by for me, the bored housewife!  But things have been done, which is great.

# Get Chrystias finished off and start looking around for a publisher / agent for it. – Guess what!  I finally got this finished!  Yahoo!  I have spellchecked and grammar checked it and sent it away to three friends and another person, who is reading it for the purposes of possibly publishing it.  We will have to wait and see.

# Get Kings Queens and Noblemen edited to the second edit – with a view to getting it finished by the end of the year – I actually edited two scenes out of this story this month, but I will put it on the back burner for May, only because I want to focus on something other than editing.  Mind you, this one should be quicker and easier because a) have already edited a novel, b) this one is smaller and c) my writing style has improved!

# Create more short stories and really start to focus on developing this skill further – I finished off a short story I started a coupe of years ago and even submitted it to an anthology – haven’t heard anything back yet.  Fingers crossed.

# Get one short story published (in a magazine / e-zine) (something other than my own blog site!) – Red is going through Critters this week coming, then once I have some feedback, will submit it to an Anthology

# Finish off some story ideas and start writing the next novel – the first draft to be completed before the end of the year (2010) – OK, I started working on a second novel that I have been toying with, tenatively called Earthspirit.  I am currently writing a small introductory piece to each chapter, that will hopefully tie the story together as well as explain why certain aspects of the story too.  Bit complicated to try and explain, lets just say that I am working on it.

# Encourage some of my writing friends – Haven’t critiqued anything this month, only because I am trying to get Chrystias finished.

May is Preparation Month at KiwiWriters because June is SoCNoC (Southern Cross Novel Competition), so hoping to get a bit of Preparation ready.

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6 thoughts on “Writing Goals – April Update

  • May 3, 2010 at 10:42 am
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    You’re doing so well on your goals this year, and I imagine you’ll get the bulk of them done! It’s going by way too quickly…. but oh well!

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  • May 3, 2010 at 11:07 am
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    Excellent, specific goals! I have such a hard time fulfilling ONE specific goal, let alone a bunch, that I don’t even make them anymore 🙁 Good luck!

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    • May 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm
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      These are goals I set at the beginning of the year because I was quite spasmodic before that. This has to be the first time I have set goals, and actually acheived them. The secret is to make them easy to achieve.

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  • May 4, 2010 at 6:41 am
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    Stopping by on Merrilee’s “scavenger hunt.” It seems several of us have a goal to write publish-ready short stories. For me, that goal will take much more discipline than I have at present. Good luck on reaching all your goals.

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  • May 4, 2010 at 8:46 am
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    Hello! I wandered on over from the workshop and just went, “Wow.” I am so impressed with how well you’re getting on with your goals – I tend to forget about mine a few days after making them, and then go back to them a few months later to say “oops, missed that”. 🙂

    Nice to see another Critter around – I’m not active at the moment as I found doing the critiques was eating into rather a lot of my time, but I hope to get back to it soon. 🙂

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    • May 4, 2010 at 11:09 am
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      Thanks Davina, it was something I had to do to get myself motivated, otherwise I would sit on my but all day!

      I am rather spasmodic at Critters, but I too found that it would take up a lot of my time, so now I look out for those I have crittered before and work with their stories. Critters has certainly helped me with my writing!

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