Writing Goals – May Update

May was a rather hectic month, with SoCNoC Preparation, Creativity Workshop and other personal issues going on within the family and life.  Boy, I am pleased they are now all behind me and working towards my next goals.

# Get Chrystias finished off and start looking around for a publisher / agent for it. – Lee is reading this at present, and I am eagerly awaiting his response.  He has already told me that the start of the first book is wordy, but I already kind of knew that.  Still, he is reading it.  What more can I ask for now.

# Get Kings Queens and Noblemen edited to the second edit – with a view to getting it finished by the end of the year – I haven’t been very vigilant about editing this, only because I wanted to give myself a break between editing Chrystias and this one, but I am hoping to start seriously looking at this one this month.

# Create more short stories and really start to focus on developing this skill further – Working on this creativity workshop, I actually have two short stories done this month, neither of them are finished, but one is going to be used or incorporated in my SoCNoC novel.  The other one is a gothic tale that I will continue with at a later date.

# Get one short story published (in a magazine / e-zine) (something other than my own blog site!) – Red was crittered, and I have to find time now to work on this.  The anthology I want to get this into closes in October.  My time travel story was declined, but I can see why and it didn’t have anything to do with grammar!  It is one that I will work on later, I have some new ideas for that one anyway.

# Finish off some story ideas and start writing the next novel – the first draft to be completed before the end of the year (2010) –  Today is officially the start of SoCNoC, so I am getting ready to write .

# Encourage some of my writing friends – Gareth sent through another part of his novel, so will get onto that.  Lee has sent through some proofreading, which I need to pull my finger out and start doing.

After all the hassles and stresses of May, I am looking forward to settling into a month of writing solidly.  Medusa is really coming alive for me and I want to see this story get published.  It is too early at this stage to make those kind of plans, but I think this could be the breakthrough novel for me.


8 thoughts on “Writing Goals – May Update

  1. Thanks Cassandra, these are goals I set up at the beginning of the year, if I don’t do a monthly recap then I would forget that I had them in the first place. Nice to see progress every month!

  2. I hope May is a nice easy writing month for you – you deserve a break from the stresses of life, that’s for sure!

    Gareth sent me a new chapter through too, got to try and work on that today I think, then I can get back to some writing myself.

    • May has been and gone darling! That is why it is only weeks until your imminent arrival! Gareth reckons we are half way through the first book, which is cool. I resent him Chrystias too, he didn’t get it!

  3. Lots of goals for June! You shouldn’t have to worry about being bored, I think 🙂 Good luck with the writing and editing and especially for the publishing!

    • While it looks like a lot, it really isn’t. I still have to take into account my daily life, my work, my family, my friends. It does keep me out of mischief though 😉

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