Back in January, I talked about my grandiose plans for the year. Yeah, that didn’t work out so well.
I didn’t finish the fantasy novel yet, although I did submit it to Viable Paradise.
I’m still working on fine-tuning the next cozy mystery, and I haven’t started the other series I mentioned I was thinking about.
I haven’t written the other middle grade novels nor the Dreampunk series novellas.
In fact, the only things on the list I’ve managed were the application to Viable Paradise and getting The Christmas Tree Farm Murders into paper (but not audio).
Yet for all that, I feel I’ve made progress this year. I’ve isolated things to work on improving, I’ve tweaked my work flow, and I think I’m finally getting a handle on how much I can reasonably expect myself to get done in a given time frame (the fact that it will never be as much as I want is depressing but must be accepted).
I’m going to see how some of what I’ve learned shakes out over the next two or three months before I set solid goals for 2014. I think the one thing I’m sure of is hat hey won’t be as far-reaching as this year’s were.
How about you? At the 5/6 mark of the year, what are you still aiming to get done in the next couple of months?
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