Here’s how October went in terms of my writing goals . . .
1) Complete final draft of Novel #2.
The edited draft for Novel #2 is still looking good. I have no complaints!
2) Work on converting Novel #1 into first person.
Still on the shelf (and that’s okay).
3) Submit 5 pieces of writing.
I didn’t submit anything in October, but I did decide to join the Writer’s Digest 2013 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge. By the end of November I should have 30 poetry submissions and be eligible to win publication in the form of a chapbook.
4) Submit three query letters for Novel #2
However, the silence is deafening. During November, I’ll be researching more agents in which to send my query package.
5) Continue building author platform
It seems I’ve reverted back to my love of Facebook and I’m almost completely ignoring Twitter. Perhaps in November, I’ll get back on the Twitter bandwagon! I hereby set the goal of one tweet a day in the month of November, (links don’t count!).
My Facebook Page has grown from 335 to 341
On Twitter, my followers have slipped from 546 to 543
Thanks so much to all my followers on social networks and on this blog. Your support and encouragement means so much!
6) Read three books on the writing/publishing process.
I pulled two books off of my shelf:
The Complete Idiots Guide to Getting Published
The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman
As soon as I get done with Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth, I’ll be tackling these two books!
7) Inspire others to keep writing.
As always, I can only hope I am a positive presence!
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How are you doing on your 2013 goals?
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6 thoughts on “2013 Goals: October Status Report”
Don’t worry about the drop in Twitter followers at any one time you probably have half a dozen or so spam followers as these get reported and blocked the accounts get removed, also some of the other authors who follow hoping for follow backs don’t have the decency to stay put they remove you and go add other people to make their stats look better
I guess Twitter is a game I just don’t understand! There are days when I really enjoy it and days when I just can’t figure out what all the fuss is about! 😉
Looks like you’re fairly on-track with everything. Good luck with your Poem-A-Day Challenge. 🙂
It was a bit of a slow month, but it wasn’t without progress. I’ll take my victories wherever I can get them! 🙂
Great Month! I look forward to reading more of your poetry.
Keep on inspiring! You are doing a great job!!
Thanks for the inspiration to join the challenge in the first place! I’m having so much fun with it. 🙂