Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Goal Review

Hello world I’m back! I thought it was time I reviewed my goals so far. I can tell you know they are not going as well as I had hoped, but there is still time to get my act together.

Writing:
Finish editing first 3 chapters of Lady Mounthall by 21st January to send off to be critique by Michelle Styles. I’m still working on this hoping to get it send off tonight or tomorrow at the latest. So that will be 3 – 4 days behind schedule

Edit short story for anthology by 7th January. Okay, I’m hanging my head in shame here, I’ve hardly looked at this and I’m not even sure if I’ll get done now. I’ll need to make up my mind one way or the other by the end of the week so I can let the group know if I’m still in or out.

Finish writing and editing Lady Mounthall by 1st July ready to pitch at RWA conference in August. Will at least this is a work in progress and I am making some progress, just not as fast as I’d like.

Enter Valerie Parv Awards. Still on the drawing board as this doesn’t open until March.

Plot out next Regency romance. I’m not looking at this for at least another couple of months or I’ll want to write it now and forget about Lady Mounthall.

Edit at least 2 of my contemporary romances. Again, this is more for down the track, so still have time here.

Blog at least once a week.  Yes, well we can all see how great that is going, not at all.

Personal:
Loss 12kg by RWA conference or 31st July. A work in progress, I’ve lost 1kg so far. Well I lost some put it back on and lost it again. Lord help me.

Don’t spend as much this year. Money is a funny thing, it just disappears sometimes. But I am doing better.

Stay on top of housework (hate doing that). Yes well, I don’t have much to say on that point only that I’m really trying.

Visit Mum at least once a week more if possible. Getting to do this most weeks, just depends on whether it is early in the week or later. Thanks heavens I have sisters and brothers.

Spend time with my family as much as possible. Getting to do this as well. That’s if they’re not away on holidays.

Other news:
NewMait Writers had their first meeting last Saturday and we decided on a name change. So now we are ‘Hunter Romance Writers’, you can visit our blog to find out more about our members.
It was a very constructive meeting with goals set for bother the group and individual people. As always Suz (S.E. Gilchrist) was on top of the ball making sure we stayed on track and didn’t go rambling off on tangents for most of the meeting.
We are going to make better use of our yahoo group this year as a way to stay in contact with each other during the month.
What else is news? Well I’m not sleeping again so the tennis has been great. Yes, I know I could write and I do most nights or read something on my new Kindle (I love my Kindle). I have heaps of research information I downloaded from The Gutenberg Project site. It’s well worth a visit if you’re into Historical information.
Well that’s it from me, must get back to my editing or I won’t have it finished to send off to Michelle.
Have a great week and happy writing.
Sandie
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