Weekly Goals Review: 4/29-5/5

These goals posts are mostly for myself, so that I can keep track of where I’m going, where I’ve been, and if I’m on the track I’d like to be on. They are also so I can hold myself accountable when I fail to meet a goal. I find that easier to do if I list my goals in a public forum such as this rather than just tack it on a wall where only I’ll see it. Feel free to comment if you wish, but it isn’t necessary.

Last Week’s Goals

  • Write a minimum of four first draft chapters of Cherokee Johnson
  • Settle on my next project I’ve decide my next project will be turning my Sins of a Father series of stories into a full length novel. For now, the novel will carry the same name as the story that got the ball rolling. Don’t expect it to be released any time soon, though. There will probably be at least a few more shorts along the way as part of the Friday Fictioneers to give you a brief glimpse into the world of the book.

This Week’s Goals

  • Write a minimum of four first draft chapters of Cherokee Johnson
  • Finish first draft of story for submission to the After Death anthology (submission deadline June 30)

May’s Goals

  • Finish the first draft of Cherokee Johnson
  • Begin planning phase for Sins of a Father
  • Begin writing the second draft of The Rain (working title)
  • Write second and third drafts of After Death story
  • Edit and submit After Death story
  • Start a story for submission to the Big Bad Anthology (submission deadline July 31)

June’s Goals

  • Finish the second draft of Cherokee Johnson
  • Continue work on the second draft of The Rain
  • Continue planning for Sins of a Father, maybe scratch out a few chapters
  • Begin rough sketches of The Child’s Guide
  • Write second and third drafts of Big Band Anthology story
  • Edit and submit Big Bad Anthology story
  • Find 2+ more anthologies to submit to

This Year’s Goals

  • Publish Cherokee Johnson
  • Begin editing phase of The Rain
  • Complete first draft of Sins of a Father
  • Begin working on drawings for The Child’s Guide
  • Submit stories to at least five anthologies

As you can see, I’m being pretty ambitious with my goals, but hopefully I can stick with it and pull through. I’ll give it my best effort anyway. It’s going to be a long, bumpy journey. Wish me luck!

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