And something surprising jumps to the top of the list…
You read that right. I actually have something positive to say about submissions. I fired off a picture book manuscript to Lobster Press on Friday and hope to submit four entries to Chicken Soup for the Soul by next Sunday’s check-in, if not before. I think I just might be winning the Procrastination War on this front…finally.
I plan to submit from three to five items to paying markets each week.
Which leads to…Build Business
I’ve applied for a position at our church. Regular income is great, but with a big editing project on the horizon, I’m not sure about the timing. We’ll have to wait and see how things come together.
Complete edit of 90,000-word manuscript on prayer ~ still waiting to hear back about final tweaks
Complete edit of 27,000-word fiction manuscript ~ hope to start this soon (initial payment yet to be received)
My friend’s twelve poems have been edited. I look forward to seeing the final draft including artwork.
Continue as first editor of the Write! On news bulletin ~ newest issue fired off Friday evening
Blogging ~ must carve out more time for this
Picture books, articles, research paper, children’s chapbook ~ I’m going to have to do a lot more writing to keep up with my new submission goal.
Reading for my doula certification course ~ I will finish this by mid-May, if not before.
Reading to maintain my PTS certification ~ I want to have this done by the end of May so I don’t miss the deadline to renew my certification.
Skills development ~ There are so many great articles online I think I’ll add reading three each week to my list of goals.
Fiction ~ I have a pre-publication pdf file on the go. I should make a concerted effort to read it and get a review posted.
Doula Certification Requirements (the same as last week)
Finish my reading ~ see above
Complete my exam ~ first week of May
Complete my research paper ~ first week of May
Online lectures ~ first week of May, if not before
Letters of recommendation ~ I want to approach people next week, so I can pick up the letters the first week of May.
Instead of waiting until the end of May, I want to have everything in the mail by mid-May.
Exercise & Fitness Goals
I’m seriously thinking of starting each weekday by working out for half an hour beginning…beginning…Oh, who knows?
Row Specific Goals
Check in twice per week ~ “Copy and paste” makes this easy.
Check in with other ROWers ~ You s’pose if I keep listing it, it will actually happen?
Keep in touch with my writing buddy ~ We seem to encourage each other from a distance as we pass each other on FB and Twitter. Keep on keepin’ on, Julie. I’m rootin’ for ya.
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