- Finish editing notes for Leaves of Fall
- Find new places to submit The Room and Banshee's Cry
- Finish current read, Say Goodbye to Illness
- Survive 2 craft shows
- Enjoy my birthday on the 18th
- Knit fingerless gloves for Christmas present
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.
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....
The first Wednesday of every month is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Posts go up the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check it out here and join if you need support with your writing. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to the co-hosts: Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan, and ME!
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, 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.
If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that every so often I switch up the theme. It's like a bug that bites me and I spend a few hours playing around with themes and fonts instead of writing.
This time around, I not only got caught up in the theme, but playing with my banners for all my social media. I've heard the advice that you want a cohesive theme among them all to establish your brand, so I was making sure all the fronts were similar or the same as well as the color scheme. Then I started messing with my tagline.
For a long time, I had the tagline: Discovering creativity through words. It was apt because I had discovered the creativity of words were as before I only really saw creativity in terms of art. But that tagline didn't really tell you what I wrote. This was something I knew I needed to fix, but had no idea how to. Then I realized that my Patreon had the perfect tagline: Fiction you can sink your fangs into.
It's catchy and a bit cheeky and tells you that my stories will have creatures not of this world. They can be vampires, werewolves, or even aliens. It only took me seven years to figure this out, and maybe now I can solidify a brand for readers to know me by.
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