Childish Nonsense

Exploring Children's Literature

Running Start on 2014

on January 10, 2014



So, after reflecting on 2013, my next step was to start making a plan for 2014. As with a lot of ideas that goal-oriented, it’s often advisable to break down the tasks into smaller increments and concentrate on one action at a time. Goals should be identifiable, quantifiable, and attainable.

Let me outline the goals I set for this past week and where they led me.

  1. Read and critique works of others. Check.
    • Read and reviewed a manuscript for a member of my online critique group.
    • Finished and reviewed Sarah Sullivan’s All That’s Missing. Highly recommended.
  2. Sign up for 12×12 in 2014 ( Check.
    • Signed up for gold level and participated a lot on Facebook group.
  3. Begin other challenges. Check.
  4. Revise a chapter a day for novel. No.
    • Well, that was overly ambitious, but I did get through three chapters.
  5. Advance on all current picture books and start thinking about new ones. Check.
    • Two canine-related and the rhymey one
  6. Progress on nonfiction book. No.
    • Note to self: Only 24 hours in a day.
  7. Work on getting registration ready for regional conference in March. Check.
  8. ADDED: Pay attention to new opportunities.       Check.

I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot of details, but, again, there are only 24 hours in a day. Keeping track of all of this is helping me modify the goals for next week and make more plans. Hopefully, there’s some information in here that can be of help to other writers.

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