Monday, March 14, 2011

Goals For the Week - 3/14/11

Last week was one of the longest weeks I can remember. I swear, I thought it was never going to end. I got a lot done, though.

Goals for the week of 3/7
*Read at least one book
I finally finished Stay by Deb Caletti. It was so good!

*Per the timeline, edit ch 13-18. This involves writing a brand new chapter, so make sure to account for that, timing-wise.
My timeline got a little bit of a shakeup because I got notes back from Shana, who suggested a new beginning from my story and I love the idea! So I edited ch 13-16, then I started outlining a new beginning and wrote a chapter. I feel like editing four chapters, outlining, and writing a new chapter is about the equivalent of editing 6 chapters, so I'm calling this even.

*Use Mac Freedom while writing/editing to limit distraction
I am loving Mac Freedom. It keeps me much more focused during writing sessions. I did a lot of my writing at work while I was proctoring a standardized test this past week, so I didn't need it as much as I was anticipating, but I did use it at home. 

I felt productive this week, and it felt good. 

Goals for the week of 3/14
*Outline my WIP AGAIN with the changes suggested by my readers. Some scenes/chapters will be saying bye-bye and I'm pretty excited about that. I feel like putting in these changes will actually give me a book with potential. Exciting.
*Come up with adjusted timeline
*Finish writing new beginning
*Read a book. Obvs.

I have a long way to go, but things actually feel like they could happen now, and I like that feeling. 

Good luck with all of your goals this week!


  1. My goal for the week is far less productive. My brother wanted to party in Palm Springs for 10 days so he has me watching his dog (which I'm allergic to and can't stand). I'm just counting the days until he gets back.

  2. I loved STAY! Deb Caletti's one of my favorite authors. :)

  3. "I have a long way to go, but things actually feel like they could happen now, and I like that feeling."

    That IS a wonderful feeling! Enjoy and good luck with your latest goals! :)