January Results + February Goals

January started with a bang, most of this was done in the first two weeks. Third week involved the two-year-old and his health issues, and the fourth week was spent on crits. I’d like to do a better job of consistency next month, but overall, I’m pleased at my productivity. I also sent out my VP application. Hard to believe it’s only been a month since it’s out. Man, it’s going to be a long wait.

January Results

  • Novel: writing – 3.5k
  • Read – 2
  • Crits   – 2 (1 novel crit, 1 short story)
  • Stories Written: 2
  • Stories Revised: 2
  • Picture Book drafts: 2
  • Picture Book revision: 1
  • Submissions 5
  • New Subs: 2

Stories in Submissions: 6 (+2 with the VP application)

Write 1 Sub1 on course @ 2 + 2

February alas is a short month, and I feel like I’m starting it in a bad place. I hope I can turn this around. My main motivation is completion of tasks, so I broke the novel down into a different form than “daily novel writing”. I took a good look at my chapters and how they’re typically 2 – 3 scenes, so I’m aiming for 3 scenes weekly.  If I do more, that’s good, but at the very least, I’ll get a chapter done a week instead of one per month.

February Goals

  • Novel: writing – 3 scenes weekly
  • Short Story Drafts x2
  • Short Story Revision x2
  • Read x2
  • Crits x4
  • Picture Book draft x1
  • Picture Book revision x1
  • New Submissions 2 (aiming for my Triangulation story + my writers of the future story)
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2 responses to “January Results + February Goals

  1. Sounds like you had a good month. Good luck with this one, and I hope your little one feels better soon!

  2. Thanks! We’re in the keeping-kleenex-in-business phase. Now it’s the snowpacalypse school closings dooming my writing. 😉 Ah, well.

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