#Writerslife #Writegoal September Roundup & October Goals

This is where I look back at my September goals… it’s honesty time.

Before: September looks to be a quieter month in my house… maybe, but some things simply can’t be predicted.

End of the month reflection: Bwahaha! Famous last words. This month has been very chaotic. Doctor visits, new computer, just a myriad of issues.  It’s called life, and, yes, it did effect my September goals to some extent.

Surrogate: Hunted

No goal other than waiting to hear back about edits.

Easy to do. Still waiting. 

Surrogate: Traditions

Goal? No goal. Give it a rest and come back to it in October with fresh eyes.

Easy, again.

Surrogate: Mamatan

Goal: Dig into it… finish that first chapter. A small but significant goal.

Oops. Fail. I got nothing accomplished on this. Goal not met.

Cleaning House

Goal: Let’s go for 4K this month.

I’ve added 6K. Goal met and exceeded

Poetry

Goal: After last month’s epic fail, let’s go for one new poem.

Actually, I wrote six. Goal met and exceeded!

Blog Posts

Goal: 14 minimum. Five #WIPpet Wednesdays are already scheduled, and four #RainbowSnippets are scheduled too, so it’s a simple matter of staying ahead of the game, which means that for every one that is published, another must be scheduled.

Published 15 posts – goal met and slightly exceeded!

 Short Fiction/ Nonfiction

Goal: One completed draft. I’m finished waiting for inspiration, so I’m going with what I know best. My goal this month is to rough the first short story for a new anthology – Tentative title – Stardust Connections: Tales from the Surrogate and Taelach Sisters Series. An additional piece would be wonderful, but I’m not adding it to my my expectations.

Goal met and exceeded! One short story rough for Stardust Connections completed!  I also completed one piece of short nonfiction and submitted it for possible publication. 

Submissions

Goal: One, just one. Stick your neck out there, turtle woman. The worst anyone can say is no… and I think you’ve heard that a few hundred times before. All authors have. It’s part of the game.

Goal met and exceeded! I actually managed two. One, a collection of five poems has already been rejected. I am waiting to hear back about the second submission, the nonfiction piece mentioned above.

October Goals

Surrogate: Hunted:

If the edits come in, get them done. Simple as that.

Surrogate: Traditions:

Let it sit one more month. Let it stew.

Cleaning House:

Another 4 K – let’s see if we can top it again

Poetry:

One poem

Blog Posts:

Fourteen minimum again. I posted a Surrogate Sunday Aesthetic yesterday, 10/1, so this point counts as number two. Add four Rainbowsnippets and four WIPpets, and I’ll have ten posts. Only four more to go.

 Short Fiction/ Nonfiction

Goal: One more completed short draft. My goal is another short story for Stardust Connections: Tales from the Surrogate and Taelach Sisters Series. Another piece would be wonderful, but I’m not adding it to my expectations.

Submissions

Goal: One, just one. Stick your neck out there again this month. The worst anyone can say is no… and I think you’ve heard that a few hundred times before. All authors have. It’s part of the game.

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