It's been a couple months since I've blogged about my monthly writing goals. Last month, I didn't make any goals. I was dealing with fatigue and trying to take it easy in hopes of recharging. The recent weekend get away to friends helped with that, and now, I'm ready to tackle November.
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All right, it is a new month, so it's time to look back at last month and figure out new goals.
Regarding last month, I kept it simple due to craft shows. One I did so-so. The second I had to skip because the night before hubby found a nail in the tire, and it being late and the 4th of July the next day, we couldn't get it fixed until Thursday. The next one I did well, and my big three day event was amazing. I sold a lot.
I also got through the last of the notes I made from Christine's beta notes for Leaves of Fall. I'm on schedule to get it published when this fall.
I caught back up on my GR reading challenge by reading a few novellas. I just finished Heart Stopper and Other Stories by Tamara Narayan. I enjoyed it and have to write up a little review still.
I also got some exercise in most days, so yeah, I rocked my goals for the month. As for August....
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Before I get to my insecurities, I want to alert you to #IWSGPit on July 19th. There will be loads of agents and publishers looking, so get your pitches ready. For all the details, check out the IWSG page on it.
July 3rd's question is: WHAT ARE YOUR ULTIMATE WRITING GOALS, AND HOW HAVE THEY CHANGED OVER TIME (IF AT ALL)?
I can't say I ever made any ultimate writing goals. Publishing Being Human probably comes the closest. So goal achieved! LOL
As for this month's insecurity, yeah, I have them. My biggest is will I be able to get everything done? I have three craft shows more this week. Toward the end of the month, I have a three day event. August starts off with two different two day shows. I know it's going to leave me exhausted. I really want to get Leaves of Fall finished, but I don't know if that will be possible. I already feel disappointed about it. I shouldn't jump the gun like that, though.
My goals for June were simple since I had my brother's funeral to deal with. I did survive the funeral, worked on edits for the stories I want to, actually hit my exercise goal, posted new items to Etsy, and read. Surprisingly, I didn't complain much about the weather. I kept expecting it to be colder than it is. I haven't quite lost the "It's winter" mindset.
I kept my goals for May light since I was worn out by the A to Z Blogging challenge.
I'm not sure how productive June will be for me. The 16th is my brother's funeral, and while there's not much I have to do other than show up that weekend, it's going to be emotional to say the least and that alone will be exhausting. It'll probably be wiser to keep it simple again.
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