Well, we're half way through July, so I've been going through my list of goals I set out for myself this year. The funny thing is when I looked at my goals that I had blogged about in January (see HERE), I realized I didn't actually have many goals. LOL
But here's a recap:
1) Kick the caffeine habit--CHECK
With the help of that organic herbal coffee Teeccino, I've cut my caffeine intake by half to sometimes none at all. And I feel great.
2) Write less but more often--
Eh. Ok, I can't check that one. I ended up doing that Fast Draft class and actually have been writing more for shorter periods of times and also cranking out a lot more words in the time. Long story short: I'm writing much more than I have.
3) Learn Dragon software and effectively use it--CHECK
I actually learned it and wrote a synopsis with it, which made it so much easier to get down on paper!
**Now, in May I made a new list of writing goals that I shared with my critique partners.
(It took me that long to get motivated I guess. )
But here's what I came up with:
1) Finish Write Man for Kate first draft CHECK
BUT still need to do revision hell...
2) Start Christmas novella (must be done before July 10th) CHECK
3) Read two craft books
Reading Margie Lawson packets and Save the Cat now...
4) Start new single title book with "angel" in the title by August
(not August yet)
5) Read 50 fiction books
Read 30 so far!
Not bad, huh?
For someone who couldn't get their act together until later on in the year, I've really managed to accomplish a lot so far. :-)
But I wouldn't know that unless I made this list and could go back and look at it like this.
How about you? Are you a list maker too?
Have you made any personal goals for the New Year?
How are they coming along?
Monday, July 16, 2012