May 2016 Goals

I think I’ve been posting my monthly goals for at least a year, possibly longer. It helps me stay on track with what I aim to do–especially because I have a tendency to drop everything every so often to chase a plot bunny.

Last month I aimed to:

  1. Finish MAGE & SOURCE revision. CHECK–although I still haven’t figured out how to untangle some major problems with how to tell this particular story, and the thought of having anyone read it still makes me cringe. I shall persevere and trust that solutions will come by taking a break from the story.
  2. Post at least 4 new exercises to my Pilates Blog. CHECK
  3. Blog Post/promote official pub date of The Velocipede Races (APRIL 12!) CHECK, though I admit I’m a little publicity-burned out, so it wasn’t a stellar effort.
  4. Covers/book descriptions CHECK–I can’t wait to reveal the cover for Sterling, which I plan to do…sometime in May.
  5. Possible extra credit goal: Blog post about why I bother to do all this. Nope, no extra credit for me this month.

And my May Goals:

  1. NIGHT QUEEN revision. This is either Book Four or Book Five in Tales of Blood & Light–I’m still figuring out which book should come next. Originally I wrote NQ in 3rd limited, because I thought I was just writing a lengthy flashback for the narrator in ToB&L Book Six. The flashback exploded into its own book, but that means I need to go back and change it into the first-person narration of all the other books in the series. This will be time-consuming, so I’m not going to give myself too many other goals this month.
  2. Post at least 4 new exercises to my Pilates Blog. I don’t think I’ll stick with it if I don’t make it a goal.
  3. Blog Post about SOMETHING. See note in #3 above.
  4. THE BIGGIE: prep STERLING for print! I’m ready to announce that her pub date is JUNE 27th– exactly one year after THE GANTEAN.
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3 thoughts on “May 2016 Goals

  1. Very sober May goals, Emily. But “plot bunnies” must be so much fun!

    I’m enjoying “Sterling” quite a lot. Starry is a curious mixture of fretfulness and adamancy.

    Toby got a bath today.

    Love,

    Dad

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