I think this is the end of this round of Row80, here is a review of my goals:
My goals for this round were:
Reading: find a new fantasy series I like. I know that’s not really measurable. Read 1 fantasy novel a month. Branch out in other genres I don’t usually read. Read 3 of the following: Science fiction, YA, Crime, Inspirational, or Romance. I refuse to read horror. A friend says I should add Nesbit or Lovecraft, we’ll see.
Writing: this goes with CampNaNoWriMo. My current WIP is actually a series of short stories. I have 5 shorts and I would like an even dozen. So I need 7 more 😀 That means just written, not edited or revised.
Edit/Revise: my novel Dead in the Water. I have no idea how many pages I can edit in 80 days, so let’s pick a number…the first 100 pages. Caffeine stat.
Submit- This is always hard, but I think it really fits with the theme of Own Your Dream. When you start submitting stories/books it opens you up for rejection, not once but multiple times. Trust me- that hurts. I will put that aside and submit to 3 magazine/e-zines a month. Ouch, let me stock up on band-aides first.
Well, how did I do?
1. I did read two romances, 1 inspirational, 2 fantasy in sub-genres I haven’t read before, and several indie books. Check!
2. I ended up with a total of 11 short stories. Not quiet a dozen.
3. I did read through my WIP and plan out the needed revisions. That’s as far as I got. I got distracted by other things…like self-publishing. I did revise a short story. It is almost ready for sending out.
4. I have submitted to only one magazine. But I did publish a short story on Smashwords and Kindle. Does that count?!
I didn’t reach all of my goals, or most of them for that matter 🙂 But the list did give me something to work toward. The fact I had to go online and tell everyone how I did helped to focus me. I also noticed that I next time I need to change my goals and make them accountable by week instead of monthly. I’ll be back next round.
How did you do this round?