I can’t believe three months of this year have already passed. March or possibly the end of February marks when I first dedicated most of my free time to wiring my book. It’s been an entire year and I’m so excited for whats to come!
This post is a recap of my goals from January to March as well as my new ones. Let’s see how I did. Hopefully its not too embarrassing.
1. Give everything and everyone in first book a name.
I’ve almost done this. I think I only have maybe five things to name.
2. Add all required notes to story.
I’ve added most of the notes but I’m not quite there yet.
3. Decide by February 1st whether manuscript is ready to send to beta reader or not?
4. Get 48 chapters into 2nd draft by 3/6
5. Go over (25 out of 47) chapters once more & add to one document by 3/27.
And I didn’t get this one but I did add all of them to one document. I was struggling for over a week with revisions but fortunately most the end chapters are written very well since I spent days going over just one chapter for the 2nd draft.
6. Clean yard
There are so many trees in the yard, not to mention the neighbors, and the leaves didn’t finish falling until the end of November. Also there is one bin…just one I can put leaves in. Not to say I didn’t skip a week or two but there are so many. I have maybe one pile of leaves left so it’s almost done.
7. Organize Fantasy notes on drive
Another one I almost completed.
8. Change all passwords
I have changed all but maybe 2 passwords….You know I’m just going to do this after this post for the sake of removing it from my goals for the next quarter.
9. Clean shower
Curses Tile! I did this one at least.
10. Teach Mocha to stay
My dog, Mocha knows how to stay for the most part but not when I wander too far. I have to work with her more.
11. Add favorite songs to media server.
Nope, didn’t. I haven’t been on my desktop much where most of my songs are.
12. Type Korean story notes on drive
Done, this is another story I have in the works. I’m not giving any details on it as of now.
13.Type orphanage story notes on drive
Yet another story I have and I did this one too.
14. Make an organized list of all characters in first book.
15. Make official names for all chapters.
16. Finish drawing by the 14th
I drew a picture for someone. I finished drawing it by hand for the most part. I wanted to fix it and color it on the computer but I don’t have a scanner yet. So I’m putting this one off until I get one.
17. Draw one of my characters
I drew 2 actually, plus part of one but it needs to be fixed. Once again, I need a scanner to finish them. I’m putting this one as completed for now.
18. Make an Instagram account.
I did this one. I mostly post pictures of my dogs, writing stuff and food. You can visit my account here.
So I competed 11 out of 18. Yay! It’s more than half.
Here are my new goals for April to June. I might add a few more to the list as the quarter goes on. I’m also re-adding the goals I didn’t finish last month.
1. Go over (25 out of 47) chapters once more
I’m waiting on my beta reader to send me her feedback so I will be going over all of them as I address any issues.
2. Find 10-15 betas
This one is going to be tough. I already have a beta who currently has my manuscript but finding this many will be difficult for me. I will probably be looking for some towards the end of April or in May. I’m also considering looking for a critique partner as well. Not sure if I’ll be able to find one. So keep an eye out if interested.
3. Give everything in first book a name.
4. Add all required notes to story.
I will be doing this one for sure. Before I even get any betas.
5. Share the first chapter of my manuscript on my blog.
This is something I have been thinking about doing recently. I’m super nervous about it but hopefully I’ll have to courage to post it.
6. Hold a Bearaway.
You’ll learn more about this when the time comes. 🙂
7. Organize Fantasy notes on drive.
8. Pick up that last pile of leaves already!
9. Add favorite songs to media server.
Lets see if I get around to this one.
10. Finish character quizzes
I’ve started making some quizzes. Those ones that you take to find out which character you are. So hopefully by the end of the quarter they will be available to the public.
11. Get Mocha to stay at long distances.
12. Platinum Resident Evil 0
This one I added because I want to move on. It’s more difficult to beat on hard than the first. I don’t know if it’s because I was rushing or because I have two characters to heal. I will complete this one, hopefully before Uncharted 4’s release date.
13. Make a banner for this blog.
I have been putting this one off too long.
14. Talk to other writers more
Towards the end of this quarter, I haven’t been interacting with other writers as much as I was before. I enjoy connecting with everyone but I always feel I’m extremely awkward to talk to, come of as cold or unpleasant or I feel unwanted. I always felt this way because I have trouble communicating with others. I’m hoping pushing myself more will help but I don’t know. I almost feel this one will never be completed.
That’s it. Hopefully I can do at least half but I’m hoping to complete almost all of them.