I was wondering how I was doing--personally, you know, wondering if I'd got anywhere near where I'd wanted to go in my life. So I figured I'd check out the goals I wrote back in January this year.
And couldn't find the buggers!!! Anyway here are some long term goals I wrote...no holding back :)
One Year--1st book accepted for publication.
Now I guess this depends on several things and even though the year is marching along at a clipping pace I will not give up :)
Two Years: Second book published--good reviews ;-)
Three Years: Third book published--good reviews--sell on proposal
Four Years: Two book contract
Five Years: Best Seller status, earning a living writing one ST book a year and maybe a category too.
LOL--dreaming big :)
But what have I achieved except for raising my two little beings, unbalancing the checkbook, being a housewife (though really I didn't marry the freaking house)?
I finished two stories--one 105K words, one 75K words. Got to Reno, pitched to Denise Zaza and got a request for the manuscript. Met a bunch of editors and agents, drooled over my favorite authors (embarrassing but true), learned the dark side of the industry and RWA ;-). I volunteered for the publicity committee for my chapter of RWA (Kiss of Death), made some wonderful friends, critiqued 4 stories by my CPs (maybe more it is hard to tell), got to grips with two new software packages and made DH a website and designed my own template for future use. I can't think of anything else, but I'm pretty pleased with the year so far.
Ohh...and I wrote the first chapter in my new story :)
Unfortunately, I know I need to rewrite the first story I wrote if I am to sell it, but must write my Presents first, while I have the tone and feel for the line in my head :) Note to self: must NOT kill anyone.