Thursday, January 13, 2011


Over the last week or so, I've been formulating a plan to reach my goals for this year. Number one goal is to complete my first draft of RAVEN'S REVENGE. I've set a word count goal that if adhered too, should put me finishing up the first draft around March.

I also have another story that I have already completed the first draft that I'll be picking up and revisiting this year. There are two short stories sitting on the back burner as well. One has been rewritten three times. One is in it's first draft.

How are things going so far. Slow but steady. It helps having small specific goals. How about you? How's the goals for 2011 going?


Magaly Guerrero said...

I also take it one step at the time, the finish line looks unreachable if I dwell on the time it is going to take me to get there.

Marcia Colette said...

Man, I've been horribly absent.

By the way, your babies are shaping out to be beautiful young ladies. Thanks for sharing the pic. When are we going to get together so we can all hang out? I'm talking Baby G, my mom, and your lovelies?

Okay, before I get too far off track, I announced my goal on my blog. I'm going to self-publish BITTERSWEET and I'm looking at a March release date. Boy, it seems like a lot of things will be going on in March. ;-) As for the rest of the year, I want to have Silent Scream, book two of my Bittersweet series, finished and released before the end of the year.

Melissa said...

My crit partner kindly let me know that I needed to back my orignial goals down a bit. She didn't want me to set my goals to lofty where I couldn't attain them and get disappointed. Slow and steady is better than not at all. So, I've set daily/weekly goals and moved my first draft back a bit. I'm shoot ing for March but realize I can't beat myself up when unforseen events occur like the sixteen hour shift I just worked happens. Good luck with the agent search!

Melissa said...

We do need to get together with all the babies and your Mom. I can tell you, my BFF has moved to Morehead beach and she will be jealous.

You've got another YA coming out, sweet! I'm so excited. So I can expect to be able to buy two books of yours this year! Looks like 2011 is going to be another great year for you.

I see you are going to several Cons as a guest panelist. I want to try at attend at least one.