Sunday, May 1, 2011

Another Month Begins

Back at the end of March, I had a post entitled "How Did You Make Out?".  In it myself and few others reviewed what we had accomplished in March, and set goals for the month of April.  Now, here we are at the beginning of yet another month, and the question is again:  How did you make out?

My goals for April were:
1) finish Eleven
2) finish that synopsis (that is so far beating me!)
3) send out 10-15 queries for my first mystery
4) and, of course, keep posting regularly to this blog : )

How did I end up?
1) so close to the end of Eleven it's almost painful!  Over 100k of my 110k first draft target.  I wrote 47,934 words in the month of April for this alone!
2) honestly (lol) I had forgotten about it.  I had some helpful feedback from betas, was happy with it, but never actually declared it finished.
3) ...maybe this post wasn't a good idea. lol  It's holding me accountable!  6 emailed, 1 prepared for the mail (however, it's yet to be posted)
4)  YIPPIE!! I managed to reach that goal!  And I also gained many new followers (thank you!) during the month of April so that tells me I'm doing something right on this blog. :)  

My goals for May:
1) Finish Eleven - not an option!  It will happen!
2) Finalize that synopsis
3) Edit my first thriller, Assassination of a Dignitary, in its entirety (hard copy; not necessarily the changes keyed in)

So, what about you?  How did you make out with your goals for April, or even if you didn't set specific goals, what did you accomplish with your writing?  And what are you goals for May?