Last month was a very productive month for me writing wise!
I set a goal of 15k words for Camp NaNoWriMo and began writing draft 2 of The Source Chronicles. Without that goal I would have never gotten as far as I did.
If you don’t know this about me by now, I am big into making goals for myself and creating to-do lists. It’s how I got through college and even afterward, it helps me to organize my thoughts so that I can get stuff done.
One of my favorite Author-Youtubers, Jenna Moreci made a video not long ago about Quarterly Writing Goals. It made me realize that having those longer-term goals to complete in a 3 month period might help me visualize how much I can accomplish in that length of time. Since we’re a month into the 3rd Quarter of 2016 (yikes), I’m not going to make any quarterly goals. But I am going to make a list of 5-7 goals I would like to work towards in August.
Goals for August:
- Revise and send 2-3 chapters of The Source Chronicles a week to my critique partners. (Another 15-20 k added to current word count of 15k).
- Query 10 literary agents with The Girl in the Glass Coffin (2-3 a week)
- Blog at least 3 times a week— this one will likely be one of the most difficult for me, as I’ve gotten out of the habit of blogging.
- Read 4 books
- Exercise 3 times a week
- Journal more
So there ya have it! Things for me to accomplish within the next month. And I think I can do them all too!
What are your reading and/or writing goals for August? Let me know down in the comments.