Between ROWnds, I found a journal/goal thing. I have been adapting it for my own use. (I’ll discuss this more in a post… eventually. Still working out the kinks/adapting.) Of course, I made it all about writing goals. My end date for my current use is December 23rd. That’s one day before the official end of this ROWnd. So, there will be overlap between this and that for me (see High Priority Goals).
I just want to remind that priorities in goals ins’t based on “importance,” but what I want/aim to do first in a day/week. Time is a limited resource and everything can’t always be done.
High Priority Goals
YELLOW – This is (what I hope is) the first part of a superhero soap opera. Light novel/novella length.
Rough Draft by Oct 21 | Outline #2 by Oct 28 | Pre-Writing Packet #2 by Nov 4 | Read and Take Edit Notes by Nov 18 | Draft 2 by Nov 25 | Read and Take Edit Notes by Dec 2 | Draft 3 by Dec 9 | Polish by Dec 16 | With Publisher by Dec 23
ALCHEMY – My fantasy cozy mystery, which I started this year. At this point I’m 35% into draft 2 (original draft page 38). Full length novel.
Finish World Building Hole Filling by Oct 7 | Finish Draft 2 by Nov 11
Query GRANDMA – I am building a list and sending out queries for this finished piece.
Sort Through 45 Pages of Agent List by Dec 9 | Send 60 Queries by Dec 23
Mid Level Priority Goals
Reading – I’m going easy on this right now, because I have yet to figure out where reading fits in with new goals.
Finish ZOMBIE MOON by Dec 23 | Get Up To Date On RAT QUEENS by Dec 23 | Reach 50% on ebook HEARTLESS BY DESIGN by Dec 23
Exercise – This is just so I don’t neglect it.
Monday & Wednesday – Yoga + 1 mile | Thursday through Saturday – 3 to 5 mile Run | After Lunch 2 mile Walk (at least) 5 Days/Week
WIPpet Wednesdays – I will take part (at the very least) on the following dates.
Oct 7 | Nov 4 | Dec 2
Visit Writer Community Members – This means WIPpeteers and/or ROWers.
Minimum 4 (ideally 7)/Week
And we’ll stop there. I have done bonus goals before, but I rather just focus on stuff I get done in addition to all that.
Do you prioritize goals?
Any big projects this ROWnd?