photo © 2010 Renate Dodell | more info (via: Wylio)This being the first week of May, it's time to revisit and revise the goals.
First, let's revisit the April goals to see how I did:
1. Finish all the plotting for Sagebrush Knights and begin the first novella. (Um, not so great here. Got the first novella plotted, but didn't get it started in April. Also, haven't plotted the other three yet.)
2. Genesis Contest work. (This went well. Got to call semi-finalists, and sent back all non semi-finalist entries. Passed on a bazillion thank-you notes, and worked on semi-final round stuff.)
3. Incorporate crit comments on Stars in Her Eyes and get it sent in to my editor. (Mangaged this one with not too much of April to spare. Both crit partners wanted to see more conflict, more at stake for my heroine, so I had quite a bit of punching up to do with her story line.)
4. Copy edits on A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas (Copy edits and content edits are all done on this title. Just galley proofs to go.)
Not too bad overall. I'd give myself a B+ for April goals. :)
On to May:
1. Write the first novella in Sagebrush Knights.
2. Plot novella's 2-4.
3. Get started on novella #2.
4. Genesis contest duties, including phoning finalists and getting the final round entries passed along to the final round judges.
5. Whatever editing issues crop up. Galley edits for Light to my Path should be the next thing on the agenda, but I'm not sure when they will arrive.
I'm trying to get a lot done this month, because in June, I'll have family visiting and will be away from writing for a good chunk of the month.
Aside from writing goals, this is the month when I get to pick up Heather from college for the summer, I get to have dinner with Mary Connealy, and Heather gets her wisdom teeth out. Oh, and earlier this week, I got a filling at the dentist. Joy.
So, how did you do with your April goals and what are your plans for May?