Thursday, March 27, 2014

April Goals

Yes, I’m really doing this before the end of the month :P, and on what should be Etymology Thursday to boot. Since I’m taking part in the A-to-Z challenge, I figured it was better to do it now than to double post. So here we go.

I thought February was bad, but this month was just uuuuugh. Nothing went right. For some reason, I felt more anxious than usual, so it was really hard for me to concentrate on all the things I was supposed to be doing. It didn’t help things that last month’s queries for COLLAPSE received zero interest. It was kind of a bummer.

March Goals
1. Send out 10 more queries for COLLAPSE (still AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!).
Did not do this, although that was because with all the rejections I got, I thought it was best to rework my query. It’s frustrating because I’m still not sure about it.

2. Write two more Apocalypse posts for (I hope) your entertainment.
I did this. At least I got something right.

3. Actually finish REMEMBER. And maybe, if I do, write the book that’s been rolling around in my head the past couple of weeks!
REMEMBER is still sketchy. I want to put it on hold for now, what with YA being oversaturated. It’s kind of a bummer, but the other book I’m working on, MALICE, is adult, so it might have a better chance. Plus I’m 30K into it and I’m really having fun.

March was a great big failure, except for the new book. Sigh…

April Goals
1. Get more feedback on COLLAPSE query, maybe even rewrite it again. If I get something I like, I want to send out ten more queries.

2. Forty thousand more words written in MALICE.

3. A-to-Z challenge!!! Wooo! I’m planning on visiting at least ten other A-to-Z-ers every day, in addition to all the people I normally visit who are participating.

I really hope I meet my April Goals. I think I will, although I’m nervous about number 1. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that April remains stress free. Please please please.

What are you guys up to this month?


  1. Hi JE - well you've certainly got your work cut out for yourself .. good luck .. but so pleased you're looking forward to the A-Z and meeting new blogging friends .. see you there .. cheers Hilary

  2. Have you tried ?

    I don't know how doing AtoZ can be stress free, but go for it. ;)

  3. Good luck! It's cool that you post all of this stuff... I bet if I did that, I would hold myself wayyyyy more accountable for everything I need to do, haha.

    Good luck on A-Z. I think I'm going to die.... I followed 300 new blogs for prep (including yours), and every day, I wake up to 50 new posts, at least.... and another 50 by noon, haha.... T-T *cries*

    Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Japan, participating in Blogging A-Z April Challenge.

  4. Good luck writing during the A to Z.

  5. Well, since Malice is working out, that's a good thing.

    There are a handful of bloggers I follow who'll be doing the challenge, and I'll continue to comment on their blogs as usual.

  6. One of the moderators at Unicorn Bell does queries. You might consider submitting to her. (At the moment I forget who, only that the advice looked excellent.)

    What am I up to in April? I think I have three or four papers due. Plus A to Z. I'm crazy...

  7. Good luck achieving your goals! I'm sure you can do it. If you need an eye over your query, just shoot it my way.


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