Wow. That’s depressing. The quarter is over and I’m reviewing the goals I set for myself in January. I’m not exactly pleased.
On Jan. 8th, I posted these goals.
#1) I am not yet finished with the rewrite of my WIP, but I’m almost there. I should be finished within the next week. I could make excuses (two illnesses and unexpected trips out of town) but the truth is that I just didn’t push hard enough to finish in the time frame.
#2) I have been working on a budget for the editing/cover costs for my WIP. I feel confident that the funds will be ready when my manuscript is ready.
#3) I don’t have a completed draft. I have a solid outline and a decent start on it, but it’s not ready for submission. Best case scenario: it’ll be ready. Worst case: I’ll finish it late and have another short piece for submission elsewhere. Not a waste either way.
#4) I decided to put the short fiction piece on the backburner and focus on the poem. I have been working on it and it will be ready for submission this summer.
So, before I spend any more time beating myself up over failures, I’ll set some new goals for the 2nd quarter.
My Second Quarter 2016 Goals:
There it is, folks! Wish me lots of uninterrupted hours sitting at my desk.