Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Weekly Writing Goals - Week 2

I'm a little behind on my goals and everything else this week. Let's just blame it on the fact that it's spring break and everyone deserves a break now and then. On Friday I'm going to Florida for four days with one of my sisters and I doubt I'll write much while I'm lounging on the beach and getting a massage. Which is why I must get my writing goals accomplished before we leave!

But first: let's recap week one of my writing goals.

  • I successful entered "The Wedding" in Ploughshares Emerging Fiction Writer's Contest. Good luck, little story!
  • I also submitted my short story "Distance" to five journals. I used the excellent website Duotrope to find appropriate journals, which really helps the process. Finding the right places to send your work is time consuming.
  • I made it through one revision of "Dread" and tightened it up quite a bit. I think it needs one or two more revisions before I can resubmit it. If anyone out there is a super critical editor and wants to tear an essay to shreds, let me know. We can do a trade! 
  • The March newsletter for the yoga studio is done. Colleen asked if she could see the newsletters, and she can! They're posted every month on the studio's blog.
  • The only thing I did not accomplish this week was to begin something new. We were out of town all weekend, which shall be my excuse. I'm glad I got the other things done, though - it will make this week's goal easier to focus on. 
As for this week's goal:
  • Begin something new. 
Yep. Just one goal. As I mentioned before, I'm going to Florida on Friday and it's already Tuesday. I'm also giving a presentation about social media to a group of local business owners on Thursday, and I'll need to prepare for that. (I used to do these sorts of presentations a lot when I was a Digital Projects Librarian - now I do them as a Freelance Internet Lady.) If I can get a rough draft of a new story done before I leave on my trip, I will be a happy Writer indeed.

Do you have any goals this week? Share or link them in the comments! Accountability is, after all, the key to success.