Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Goals

Ugh, it’s February already? Well, at least none of us have to worry about our resolutions anymore.

January Goals

1. Write a query, one sentence pitch, plot summary, and synopsis for COLLAPSE. (Just thinking about it sets my anxiety levels spiking!)
Check, check, check, and check. The synopsis could use a bit more work, but I have the rest in order. And super thanks to Dianne for reading my query for me. Your opinion was invaluable : ).

2. Work on some of my ongoing projects (pretty much everything except REMEMBER).
I spent most of the month going over COLLAPSE, and seeing as it’s a different project, I think this is a win.

3. Find a way to post my goals and progress on my blog.
I did post my goals, but I haven’t found a good way to post my progress. Of course, it’s hard to gauge them anyway. Trying to write a query isn’t like meeting a word count goal. I did however post my goals on a sticky note on my desk top, so it’s always there for me to look at. I’d say this one is a “mostly”.

Surprisingly good. I guess because it was January, I have a lot of “New Year” energy. Anyway, for this month…

February Goals
1. Finish outline, read aloud, and notes for REMEMBER. This is going to be a big one…

2. Send out 10 queries for COLLAPSE (AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!) and revise query as needed.

3. Work on Apocalypse Blog.

And as a fourth goal, try not to freak out about querying. It’s going to be tough.

What are your goals for this month? Any big plans for February?


  1. No freaking allowed!
    You'll be fine. What's the worst that can happen?

  2. I'm glad my thoughts on your query were helpful!

    In my experience, the best way to not freak out over queries is to work on another project while you wait. Which, it sounds like you're already planning to do. Good job!

  3. As a fellow worrier, I'm not going to tell you not to freak out about querying. It is stressful. When I did it, I focused on another project while I waited. Which Dianne suggested, and you're already planning to do.

    You're going to do great.

  4. Don't freak out. It's just another part of the process. Try to have something else to work on while you wait for replies (which may or may not come) or you'll just sit there refreshing your email all day....

  5. What is this "New Year" energy? Can you buy it somewhere?

  6. Great goals and great progress. I have goals...maybe. Better think about that.

  7. I see you wrote your goals in the sidebar. That should help. Good luck.

  8. Great goals! Mine are bit all over the place, but every year, it's definitely to write another book!

  9. Good luck with the querying. Not an easy thing to do and stay sane ;)

  10. Excellent progress on your goals. Not freaking out over queries will be a tough one :)


  11. Good luck with February's goals! And definitely pay attention to number 4 :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe


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