With all this talk about issues, interest and goals, I remembered a little list of my own goals. And that got me wonderin’, how am I doing?
With that, here is my quarterly report, although a little late.
At a glance I can tell you I’ve made some progress but I still have a lot to do.
If you read my Goals for 2010 post you’ll recognize this list.
1. Finish editing my manuscript — In progress
2. Take at least two more on-line writing classes — One down, one to go
3. First, organize my home work space for more efficiency — I tried, it’s still not perfect
4. Later, (after August) create a new, quieter and more private work space somewhere in the house away from the general living space — fingers crossed and hoping for the best with this one 🙂
5. Write down my story ideas right away instead of letting them fade away into nothingness — YES, this one I’m right on top of.
6. Finish reading the following books
- Plot and Structure by: James Scott Bell — Bahahaha yeah right, no, I haven’t done this yet.
- Dialogue by: Gloria Kempton — nope this either, but I am reading Syn and Syntax and Stein on Writing
- Conflict, Action & Suspense by: William Noble — nope
- A Natural History of the Senses by: Diane Ackerman — nah, maybe later
(These are all books I’ve started but never finished.)
7. Get off the Jennifer Crusie crack pipe and read something outside my genre. Okay, so I read one Jennifer Crusie book this year 😉
Here is a list of books on my list:
- Crazy For The Storm by Norman Ollenstad — not yet
- This Is Where I Leave You by: Jonathan Tropper — forgot about this one
- The Art of Racing In The Rain by: Garth Stein — read!
- Heart in the Right Place by: Carolyn Jourdon — not yet
- Crime and Punishment by: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (unless someone wants to recommend something different by Dostoyevsky) — not yet
8. Write more short stories and essays – quality short stories and essays – no playing around this time!– I wrote a couple of essays and published one!
Not bad for four months. How are you doing on your goals?