Oh, wow, it’s 2017!Posted: January 2, 2017 Filed under: Odds and Ends | Tags: deadlines, Goals, new years, resolutions Leave a comment
December kind of slipped by me, or flew by, actually. Between getting ready for and taking a family vacation, the holidays and working on fixing the mess I made of my NaNo book, I kept my head down and plowed through the month, only looking up now and then.
Now it’s January and my schedule is only a little bit lighter! I still have writing and family stuff, without the big vacation and the holidays I can get more writing in, right? I’m hoping I have several deadlines coming up fast!
I’m not sure how long you’ve been following me but I have this thing about resolutions.. I don’t make them. Instead I set goals for the year. This year my main goal is to publish 4 books, both novels and novellas. Who’s on board for this one?
2014 is nearly behind us,Posted: December 29, 2014 Filed under: Odds and Ends | Tags: 2014, 2015, Goals, Melissa Stevens, New Year, plans Leave a comment
and as we look ahead, I wonder what you all have planned for the 2015…
As for me I was looking at the calendar this afternoon and realized that I have several goals for the next year… I don’t make resolutions, I set goals, so here we are…
- Publish at least one book, possibly two.
- Be more healthy / Lose weight (I’ve already started, I’m spending time on the treadmill every day and I’m cutting my sugar intake)
- Attend Tucson Festival of Books
- Spend time with my family (we have 3 family trips planned this coming year)
What are your plans for 2015?
NaNo ‘12, Day 9Posted: November 9, 2012 Filed under: NaNoWriMo | Tags: Day 9, Goals, Nanowrimo, word count Leave a comment
Today was better than yesterday, but still not great. I managed just over fourteen hundred words, it’s not the sixteen-sixty-seven that we’re supposed to get each day, and I still finished the day a little behind, but not too far and all it will take is a good day to get caught up again. I’m confident I can do that.
Camp Nano, Day 15Posted: June 15, 2012 Filed under: Hunt | Tags: camp, Goals, Kitsune, Nanowrimo, writing Leave a comment
Doing good, I seem to be back in the flow. Managed just over 2200 words today, and that included four hours away at a birthday party! I’ve got some good things going and I can’t wait to get back to it in the morning!
GoalsPosted: March 8, 2012 Filed under: Odds and Ends | Tags: first draft, Goals, rewrites 1 Comment
I’m nearly done with the first draft of the second book in the Kitsune series. I’ve been winding down the story for several days now.
I realized this morning that I had somewhere between 4000 and 9000 words to go to reach my goal word count for the first draft. Then I realized that if I continue to reach my daily word count goal of 1000, then I could conceivably finish the first draft within the next week. this was more than a little thrilling. I went to work and managed to make more than double my daily goal today! I felt great.
Once I finish the first draft I’ll start the rewrites, and my goals for that stage generally shifts to a chapter or scene basis rather than a word count one, but still, progress is progress, and goals keep you moving.
I’m loving my goals, and achieving them!