Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February Goal Check-in (or How the H3ll is it Almost March Already?)

Tip of the Day: Sometimes it's worth the extra $ to fly direct with no layovers, especially for your third trip of the month.

Here's my Feb 2010 goals check in! Oh man, I'm almost afraid to look....

-- Incorporate CP suggestions into my YA, SISTER SECRETS
Um, no. Didn't happen at all. But can I take a second to give myself legitimate excuses? I went to NYC, St. Martin, Chicago, caught up at work in the meantime, and worked on a new book proposal that I pitched to my agent in NYC. Also looked at houses to buy and got engaged. Phew!
But to reimmerge in the world of the relevant, any SISTER SECRETS writing time I planned went to my new book instead.

-- Get 2 more chaps ready for and sent to my CPs of SS
Gong! See above excuses for why this didn't happen. Instead I did get 30 pages ready for Tina and Emily for my Chicago visit with them last weekend.

-- Meet up with Tina, Miss Delighted to Debut, in Chicago, schmooze with kidlitters at the Author Breakfast, and have a blast
Emily ended up coming, too, so I exceeded this goal! Had such a great time at Anderson's Children's Literature Breakfast with 2/3 of the A2A girls. We also had a fantastic brainstorming session with each other on Saturday night and I am rearing to go on my 30 pages-plus to get them in top shape for my agent. I am also excited for Tina and Em's projects as well!

Overall, things have taken a different path writing wise, but they are still progressing.

How is everyone else doing so far in 2010 on their writing goals?

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Kate Fall said...

I'm 90% done with my first three chapters and short, short synopsis! I have some good outlining done too. And I don't know how it got to be March already!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Um, what were my goals again???

Right now I'm working on a new verse novel. My goal was 12,000 words by the end of February. Not sure I'm going to make it, but I'm happy with my progress.

Christina Farley said...

I'm so impressed with everyone's goals. My goal was to have more words written. Not happening. But I've gotten lots of other things done with my writing so I suppose that is good.

DeenaML said...

Good job, everyone! Any progress is good progress!