Here were my goals for this round:
1. Write for two hours every day in 25 minute increments with 5 minute breaks in between. Use my Focus Booster timer to do this. Do more if I have more free time! (It happens once in a while.)
I did this for a few weeks. I suck. I suck at following any kind of schedule or program. No matter my best intentions, I skip days, I forget to time myself, I work on what I want to instead of what I need to.
I strive to improve this aspect of my writing, but I also don’t care that much when I end up meeting my goals.
2. Finish DoS #6 – which, let’s face it, is called Unfavorable because that’s the best title I’ve come up with. It has to be done by May. Then, publish it, publish it with stories #4 and #5, publish all six stories together, and create the paperback of the Day of Sacrifice Omnibus. DoS takes first priority.
I did all of this, except for putting stories 4,5, and 6 together. I decided that there were already too many ways to read the DoS stories and it was better to have the individuals and the Omnibus and to get rid of the Vol.1-3 and 4-6. No one’s complained, so yay. I also met this goal just a little bit late – during May instead of by May. That’s fine with me and akin to setting your alarm 10 minutes early so you have leeway with getting up in the morning.
3. Begin working on the first Society School novel. It has to be done by August.
I have begun work on Found. It will not be done by August. I was sooooo being overly ambitious with this one.
4. Work on the second Back in Time story when Society School makes me crazy.
Haven’t started this yet, but it will remain a goal next round.
5. Spend one weekend (after Unfavorable is done) finishing the pen name short story I started ages ago.
I wasn’t working on that story because I hated it. I scrapped it and have since started on a collection of stories instead. I’m enjoying writing them. I now have one free story and another, longer story that is doing well paid under my pen name belt, so a collection that I can price at $3.99 seems like a good next move.
6. Work on the book with Vicki when I get a chance.
We didn’t get a chance. Vicki is maybe the second busiest writer I know after Kait. Our book idea is fabulous, so we’ll get to it one of these days!
I feel like this has been a pretty decent round for me. No regrets. I hope you all don’t have any either. See ya on July 2nd!