Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Writing Goals!

First! OMG my blog has had 10,000 views! I know that a lot of those are probably bots and people wandering in accidentally, but yay!

Now to get 100 followers! It's a right of passage, ya know? I will host my first ever blogfest/giveaway as soon as I hit 100 followers! Woot! There will be mermaid themed prizes and a little writing contest... You know you wanna join in!

It's summer. It's time to make some lists, to chart out a path of goals for the next couple of months, wouldn't you agree? I have to admit, I have been caught in the writing doldrums this entire spring! Not a letter typed, not a plot device turned over. Granted I am busy with internships and my first paid editing job, but I feel like I'm letting myself off the hook to easily.

Well, I'm ready to shake it off. So here's completely off the cuff random list of goals I'm making for this summer.

  1. Writing! Make headway on second draft/1st person perspective of my WIP. Not just any headway... let's say that by the end of August I would like 20,000 words written. I've been reluctant, but there's really no way I can know how I feel about it until I write more.
  2. Editing! Get a little further on that pesky first draft/3rd person perspective of the WIP. I wanna crank it up a notch, and now I think I'm starting to get a grip on what needs to happen there. I would like to have a version that I could show to someone without embarrassment by mid-September.
  3. Reading! I have some good editing books in my pile that I would like to get through... my goal is to read one more of them this summer.
  4. More reading! I found at B&N a couple of books with a similar theme to my current WIP... so I bought them and intend to read them by the end of August as well. Gotta know what my competition is!
  5. Fests! Participate in 3 blogfests. This means I need to get down to some research... I don't wanna just participate in any o'l blogfest... but if you're throwing one, let me know!
  6. Blogging! Get back up to 2 posts a week, at least! Man I have been slacking! The time to hesitate is through, though. I'll be brainstorming topics later today (as a break from editing). Feel free to leave me suggestions.
Anyone else got any good goals for the summer?


  1. Haha @ the view count. I have 250,000 on my blog - over 90 percent of them are bots from Russia and China =P They seem to stumble by "thanks" to the keyword friendly photos I have. XD Still, congrats!

    Those are also very realistic goals. Good luck!

    1. Yeah, I'm sure it's not as huge as I think... still... it was a cool milestone to see kick past. Russia is my second largest traffic source. First is still US by a long shot... whatever that means...

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  3. I, too, am nearing 100 followers. Doing a giveaway to celebrate that occasion is a good idea. I think I'll emulate you if you don't mind. I am not surprised you have received so many visits. I love checking in on your blog, dear lady. Great job on writing very interesting topics.

    Good luck on the goals...YOU CAN DO IT!!! Sorry, I can't help but become a personal cheerleader. I love goal lists.

  4. Those are great goals! I'm trying to finish my fantasy WIP this summer. I've hit the 50,000 mark, trying to get close to 100000.


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