Here it is, the end of May already. I feel like every month just goes by faster and faster. It can be overwhelming, but in a lot of ways I’m grateful for that. It means I have a lot going on, and I’m not stagnating.
So let’s get to it. Here are my May goals, and how they panned out:
1. Finish 1st revision of book – I finished this, as many of you may have seen in an earlier post or on Twitter. I’m currently reading it through completely, in as few sittings as possible, to help catch any continuity errors. I also have a whole new section I want to add, which is good because the wordcount is still too low for a novel.
2. Increase my use of social media to expand my network. Meaning: Tweet more, update more, and have something to say! Spamming is so uncool. – I’m still working on this. I need to figure out how to balance my use of social media. I’m either on it, and feel like I’m wasting my day (and I frequently am) or I’m not on it at all, which doesn’t broaden my network at all. I consider this a work in progress.
3. Publish 3 new articles/reviews on pay-per-click or other sites. – I published a Memorial Day poem on Associated Content, which I linked to on my “Published” page, and I have one article each processing in AC and Helium. So I guess if both get published I’ve reached my goal, and if one or both don’t, then I really haven’t. I’ll let you know.
4. Find 2 new freelance jobs. – I have not found two new ones, but one of my ongoing clients, who generally asks me for two reviews a month, asked for the usual two reviews, plus three articles.
5. Submit 2 new stories/poems to three magazines/markets each. – Not even a little. Not one. Maybe next month, if I’m not too wrapped up in everything else to do more writing.
So there you have it. Mostly successful, some not very, but I’m satisfied overall. How did you do on your goals?
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