I’m taking a numerical approach this year:
10 – BOOKS TO READ
Even though the name of the game is WRITE, I’m adding reading goals because May left me in a book slump.
And, besides, it’s SummySeries, that time of year where I bury myself in books and A/C to avoid the humidity.
Note: I am a serious slacker when it comes to posting reviews. I always mean to write them, but then I get distracted by TV and other shiny things. So I’m vowing to write and post at least 10 reviews this summer, for both current and past reads. And that will hopefully get me in the regular habit of writing/posting them.
15 – QUERIES TO SEND
I took a break to enter a few contests with JULES but I need to get back in the trenches.
20 – HOURS TO WRITE
I don’t do well with word count or page goals, so I figure if I put my butt in a chair for half an hour or hour chunks I’ll make some serious progress in my WIP, EMMA.
CATEGORIES FOR THIS YEAR:
- How I did on last week’s goals:
- My goals for this week:
- A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
- The biggest challenge I faced this week:
- Something I love about my WIP
#2 is the only applicable one right now, so here it is:
I’m working my way through all of Sarah Dessen’s books, so I’d like to finish SOMEONE LIKE YOU, start on KEEPING THE MOON, and pick up an adult read for the kick-off of my library’s summer reading program. I’ve got a list of a few I want to check out, but I haven’t decided yet.
Also: make a list of past books I enjoyed so I can start thinking about reviews.
Luckily I have some saved research from before, so this week I’m concentrating on drafting. By next Monday, I want to write two letters.
I’ve been away from EMMA for awhile so I’m easing back in. Three hours this week which will give me enough time to read through what I already have. Once I get back in the groove, I can be a bit more specific about scenes I need to write/edit.