High Priority Goals
YELLOW –I’m still waiting to hear if this has been accepted.
Rough Draft by Oct 21 – DONE Oct 14
Outline #2 by Oct 28 – DONE Oct 27
Pre-Writing Packet #2 by Nov 4 – DONE Nov 7
Read and Take Edit Notes by Nov 18 – DONE Nov 11
Draft 2 by Nov 25 – DONE Nov 21
Read and Take Edit Notes by Dec 2 – Draft 2 was all I needed
Draft 3 by Dec 9 – Draft 2 was all I needed
Polish by Dec 16 – 12/4
With Publisher by Dec 23 – 12/4
ALCHEMY –I’m happy to have draft 2 done. However, need a draft 3 before I share it with anyone.
Finish World Building Hole Filling by Oct 7 [Done 10/5]
Finish Draft 2 by Nov 11 DONE 11/6
Query GRANDMA -Finished building the list and hit my goal of number sent. However, I haven’t finished sending it out. As many agencies are closed for the holidays I’m putting this on hold until 2016.
Sort Through 45 Pages of Agent List by Dec 9 – DONE 12/9
Send 60 Queries by Dec 23 – DONE 12/14
[45/45 Pages] * [60/60 Queries]
Mid Level Priority Goals
Reading -My lack of ZOMBIE MOON progress has me thinking. I might make a reading change in the new year. However, I read lots of comics. Those count!
Finish ZOMBIE MOON by Dec 23 -Nope
Get Up To Date On RAT QUEENS by Dec 23 [Vol 1 DONE 10/5 ~ Vol 2 & issues 11 -13 + Braga Special DONE Oct 24]
Reach 50% on ebook HEARTLESS BY DESIGN by Dec 23 [53% Oct 27]
Exercise –Never missed a yoga class (only missed doing it if class was canceled). When we had snow, I got lazy about after lunch walking. The 3-5 miles not so much in the second half of December. But, I’d give myself a B for the whole round.
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 missed Dec 2nd by accident. Then I started thinking about the future, once the newsletter was launched… New comics release on Wednesdays and I’ll be talking about that then, so I’m sadly not going to be a part of this for the foreseeable future.
Oct 7 – DONE
Nov 4 –DONE
Dec 2 -Nope
Visit Writer Community Members -Started off great, slipped, then was steady… until week 7. Then I was craptastic.
Minimum 4 (ideally 7)/Week
Comics Read: AVENGERS #0 | JEM OUTRAGEOUS ANNUAL | BATMAN BEYOND #5 & #6 | WE STAND ON GUARD #1 | SPACE RIDERS #1 | JEM #8 & #9 | PAPER GIRLS #1, #2, & #3 | A-FORCE #5 | TOKYO GHOST #1 & #2 | BOMBSHELLS #3, #4, #5, & #6 | SAGA volume 1 | RADIOACTIVE SPIDER GWEN #0, #1, #2, & #3 | NEW AVENGERS #1, #2, & #3 | LUMBERJANES volume 1 & Beyond Bay Leaf | DOCTOR STRANGE #1 & #2 | EXTRAORDINARY XMEN #1, #2  | KITARO #1 | ARCHIE HORROR: SABRINA #1 | ALL NEW WOLVERINE #1 & #2 | ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 & #2 | THE SPIRIT #1 | THOR #1 | RAT QUEENS #13 | DOCTOR STRANGE THE OATH #1 | HARLEY QUINN #1 | X’ED #1 | HEAD LOPPER #1 & #2 | THE STEAM MAN #1 & #2 | BLACK MAGICK #1 & #2 | BITCH PLANET #1 | THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE #1 | MS MARVEL #1 | GWENPOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 | KLAUS #1 & #2 | EAST OF WEST #1 | MONSTERESS #1 & #2 | STAR WARS FREE PREVIEWS | JEM OUTRAGEOUS ANNUAL – And I think I missed some.
Five Six Eight Webinars: Two Email Marketing, Webinar How To, Marketing Funnel, Pinterest as Marketing, Blogging for Business. Bettering Your Blog for 2016, & 10 Ways to Publish a Kindle Series Fast. -Some were worth it. Others not. However, the refined look of the website and the newsletter’s birth were due to it all.
HAMSTER: Wrote Draft 3 ~ Polished ~ Wrote Synopsis ~ Wrote Query -I finished YELLOW early and used the extra time to tackle this project. After I’m done sending GRANDMA out, this one will be next.
Newsletter Prep: Website Cleaned Up ~ Lead Magnet Made ~ Blog Post Labels Made ~ Welcome Newsletter Created/Tested ~ Newsletter Style Set ~ Launched! -This was the most unexpected addition to my goals. Oh course, those unexpected webinars were the catalyst. Amazing how one thing can lead to another. (And since I have you here… Consider signing up?)
Well, it is Christmas Eve for me and I have to clean, bake, and organize for tonight before I go to Amish country to celebrate with family (not Amish, just like quiet country). The plan between rounds is to take it easy-ish. I’ll be crafting with the kids, sleeping in, and watching movies with the family to finish out the year. Not that I’ll be doing no writer stuff. I’m working on new promotion techniques that I have to get used to. I still need to make my next batch of goals and 13 week plan too.
How are you going to spend the holiday?
How are you going to finish out your year?
How did your quarterly goals go?