Last week recap
Last week, in spite of being a tough schedule because of holidays, I did meet my goal of 5 pages edited. In fact, I made one extra.
Yesterday I introduced a series I’m planning to do on my blog about developing a writer’s business plan. What started out with me being very leery about exposing myself for the control freak that I am turned into an awesome display of validation.
That morning I’d actually fumbled groggy-eyed with my iPhone trying to delay the post from going live (I had auto-scheduled it to post the night before), because I had last minute fears that y’all would think I’m crazy.
Well I’m glad I overslept and was too late to cancel it because apparently the post resonated with more than just myself. Whew. One day I’ll get over worrying what people think about me. Not. It just won’t happen. What will happen is that I’ll just get used to squashing that fear. And then one day maybe I won’t think about it so much.
I’ll begin posting the parts to my ‘Little Acorn’ Plan when I come back from Colorado at the end of January. Every Sunday I’ll blog about it until I’ve worked through the SBA template and translated all the applicable parts to writerly language. I might have to deviate from their structure because a writing career isn’t quite the same as opening a cafe’, although there are going to be a lot of instances that will parallel.
I can’t wait to rename it The ‘Mighty Oak’ Plan, but for now I’m just putting down a tap-root.
I’m still waiting to hear back from Daily Science Fiction. With the holidays I expect they might be longer in rejecting/accepting than usual, too. The story I submitted is really too long for a first attempt to get into the publication, so if it bombs, I’ll send them something shorter next time.
Unless I get samples in at work this week, my schedule will be more open than usual for the day job. However, with Rob’s R&R break coming up soon I may be more scatter-brained than usual because I’m so excited to be seeing him after almost six months of him being away and I have a lot to do before he gets here.
There’s a lot of things I forgot to put on my goal list last week. The other thing I did last week was get myself registered for Chicon7. This year I have money put aside for it, but if it’s really as good as I’ve heard it is, I’ll have to save every year to go.
This week’s goals:
- Edit 10 pages of Symbiosis
- Work on post pre-schedule for my vacation weeks
- Work on the business plan
This year’s goals:
- Finish editing Symbiosis
- Have a plan for next year and foward
How’s your week shaping up?