June Goals

It’s that time again! Here are my writing goals for the month of June:

  • Work on Thunder Road Book 3.

Yes that is all.

I’ve come across some things that I need to read up on for research and am rearranging some chapters and scenes, but progress is being made on the word count. And more progress must be made on the word count if I’m to be ready for what should be my final Alberta research trip in August. If anything else shiny happens in the meantime, I’ll let you know in my June report, I promise.

How’d I do in May?

Well, I was running around so much I forgot to actually post any goals for the month, but here’s how I did with my April goals as they never received an accounting:

  • Reread Tombstone Blues and make notes relevant to Book 3. Start writing.
  • Transcribe my notebook (which has gotten well out of hand)
  • Edit and submit one of my recently drafted short stories.
  • Edit and submit one of my previously drafted short stories.

And while I also forgot to track my daily word counts for the month, it was a pretty decent month in terms of new words, scattered as usual between various projects. May also saw some progress on the yearly goals. Normally I do my yearly check in in July, but I managed to cross this bad boy off the list.

  • Turn in Book 3 of the Thunder Road trilogy to Ravenstone.
  • Attend at least one SF&F convention in a city that I’ve never been to.
  • Revise at least one of the three four (after NaNoWriMo 2013) drafted novel manuscripts I’ve been letting lie fallow until it is in submission shape and then send it out.
  • Participate in NaNoWriMo again (I’ve already started outlining the new project!).
  • Be more diligent about keeping my short fiction on submission.
  • I have at least eight short stories in various stages of readiness to submit, I’d like all of those to be out the door in 2014, and say write and submit at least two more for a total of ten new stories in the mix.
  • Turn in two comic scripts (Sekkrit projects, yo.).

Progress has been made on a few other fronts, but I’ll get to them later. In May I visited Portland, Oregon for the World Horror Convention and visited with members of the Illuminaughty (wanna join a secret society?). It was a great time, and I’ll be blogging about that trip and my time at Keycon soon.

Write on!

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