Seems like when you're an aspiring author you manage to squeeze writing into every spare minute of your day. But once you become published and have to add editing and promoting to your duties, finding time to write is a little more difficult.
Therefore, on or about May 25th I made an announcement to my friends/groups that I would be spending less time online in the mornings in order to be more disciplined in writing.
My goals: work on developing my WIP into a full length novel; write (and hopefully complete) a story for WRP’s ‘Hearts Crossing’ contest (20-25K words).
I spent most of Memorial Day weekend writing & scheduling as many of my blog posts as possible for the entire month of June.
Today I’d like to share with you my writing accomplishments for the month…..
#1: Updated Bryanna’s Journal and started one for Karson (two of my grandchildren)
#2: Helped fellow author with edits for 2 books (1 long, 1 short)
#3: Wrote and posted seven reviews for WRP books I’d read.
#4: Wrote and submitted devotional poem to Penned from the Heart (accepted yay!!!)
#5 Edited and submitted article for July issue of Christian Star Newspaper
#6 Created and sent web changes to webmistress
#7 Wrote nearly 5,000 words on my contest entry - which puts me right on target if I want 20,000 words by deadline of Sept. 30th.
#8 Placed 4 articles at Helium
#9 Wrote this blog post.
#10 Wrote and submitted 1 interview for the WRP blog – I’ll let you know when it’s up!
#11 Submitted 14 devotional poems to Church Mouse Publications (more on that later)
#12 Wrote/Submitted essay for Cup of Comfort for Couples
This may not seem like much to many, but for someone who hasn’t written anything new in a year, it’s been exhilirating!
This is the time when most people evaluate the goals they set in January and revise/rewrite/recommitt to them. My 2009 goals were to write a new novel and/or at least one short story this year as well as keeping up with promotion, etc. If things keep going the way they did this month, I’ll be darn close to accomplishing both of those.....if I can just get away from those networking sites LOL!
Have you checked your progress lately on meeting your 2009 goals?
I’d love to hear your comments!
PS: On this same note, check out the July issue of Christian Fiction Online Magazine for how I manage to find time to write in the Author by Night column.