So I have noticed that even though my goals seem to change on me a lot - just having some defined goal somewhere helps me keep working forward on what I am doing.
My goals are changing again.
One significant goal that I hit recently was sending Shadowed Stones out to the first publisher. I have to wait 4-8 weeks for a response - so one of my new goals is to wait patiently to hear back from Shadow Mountain Publishing. I have added a status bar to the blog to help me count down the days :)
Now that Shadowed Stones is out there my creative self has finally be freed to work on my new WIP. It is amazing how putting my first submission packet for SS in the mail removed the blocks I was having with my WIP. I have one chapter done and started the second chapter and it feels great to be actively writing again. I added a status meter to track my progress. My rough estimate for word count goal is 75,000 words. And another of my new goals is to write 2 pages every week day.
My reading and critiquing goals are still pretty much the same. Last month I only read one book but it was a pretty long one. I should be back on track for December though.
With a lot of time of from my day job coming in this month - I hope to be able to get a good solid start on my WIP. I hope to be finished with the first draft in 6 months. I plan to go through about 3 or 4 drafts, but the later ones should go faster then the first. So I am hoping to be looking to query my WIP some time in the later part of 2013.
So that is how things are going in the goals front for me. What about you?
How are your goals going? If you did NaNo - how did it go?