February Goals: Monday Check In!

As stated Feb. 3rd, my big goal is to get my novel ready for Betas by Feb. 21. I also wanted to write 6K fresh words. So here is my update:

1. I wrote 1,000 words last week.
2. I did a villain and love interest intensive where I basically charted out the character arcs and searched for ways to make these guys better.

So, in an AWESOME world, I would have knocked out all of my new words last week – but that didn’t happen! However, snow is expected this week so I am pushing myself to at least reach 2K this week. I will also be examining some of my lesser characters. I would love to hear how your writing goals are shaping up thus far.


It is with sadness that I announce that this is the last “I Hate Mondays” link up. The awesome diva over it is shutting the link up down because she has several awesome things happening in her life. Please click on the link and give her some well wishes. Also check out some of the other participants.



Goals Check-In

I set some big deal goals at the beginning of the month and now it is crunch time!

I had hoped to be finished with my big deal revisions to Cycles by month’s end. So that gives me until Friday to GET IT DONE:)

I am also giving myself until Friday to outline and write 4 blog posts for February. I admit I began school again and got a little lazy with the writing routine. I have started waking up earlier for “me” time which gives me a chance to write and take hold of my day. I am hoping this pays off!

I will update my blog at the end of the week to let you know if my January goals were accomplished.

******This post is part of the “I Don’t Like Mondays” blog hop. You should check out my fellow posters!*******


December Goals

I originally posted this on the Dec-Oct Livejournal:

It has been a while since I posted, and I desperately need to post and get these goals out there. This quarter of grad school ended this past Sunday and gives me a 2 week break (1 of which is a vacation week from work!). So I feel the following goals should be obtainable:

1. Finish edits to Cycles. I sent this novel off to an editor for review because I need a little more than what my CPs were offering and she sent me 4 pages of great stuff! I love this novel – so much that I couldn’t get vested in my Nano project. I want to finish this book – need to finish this book:)
2. Write four blog posts for January. I really have to start building a little blog bank for myself because school and work are now draining my energy.

What are your December goals?

Nanowrimo Day 7: Changing the Game

Well, I tried!

I outlined, wrote character summaries, and got a few days into Nanowrimo – but I couldn’t make this story stick. I could not stop thinking about the book I had out with the editor and subsequently the detailed summary of changes needed to be made. When I went to work, drove through town, and even set the dinner table, I thought of Cycles and not my nano work.

Thus, a change has to be made.  I am now putting the nano work on the shelf and going back to Cycles. I really have to tell this story! I love this world and the editing process has just re-energized me. I will still participate in nano (heck I may even add another 50K to Cycles!). I love nano and the kick in the pants it gives authors in November to WRITE!

How is your novel coming? Share in the comments below: