Thursday, 30 April 2009

May Goals

At the suggestion of the lovely Karen Pinco, we're holding a May writing challenge over at Will Write for Wine. I have quite a few things going on right now (at least in my head!) so I thought it might be a good idea to write down my goals for the month.

- Write a 3000 word short story - it's pretty much all planned out now, and even has a working title (which is more than I can say for my NaNo), so I hope to get started on that in the next couple of days.

- Work through Lesson 8 of the How to Think Sideways course, Planning.

- Type up all my handwritten edits for my NaNo story and send it to my sister to read. Will also probably get my husband to read it, although he's insisting that he wants me to read it aloud to him! Try and line up another writer to take a look at it, terrifying thought though that is.

- Put the pre-plan modules from Lesson 7 of HTTS into practice for my new novel idea.

- Edit the short story.

- Put Lesson 8 into practice for new idea.

- Further research into possible markets for short story.

And if I manage all that, maybe I'll even get to start writing that new story!

4 comments:

Karen said...

Okay, I'll post too (soon, tonight, I promise).

I could never read my WIP to someone aloud. I'd be stopping every other sentence to edit something. It would destroy the flow.

jenifer said...

I posted my goal as write 25k words. Not on any particular story/topic, thankfully, but 25k words of real writing.

Of course, I neglected to think of How To Think Sideways at the time. I signed up for the course, got all the material, and worked as far as roughly week 4. I'm ready to move on. Maybe that can be part of May too.

Good luck on your goals! :)

coffeecolouredworld said...

I haven't posted my goals yet, but I'm jumping with the rest of the Wiffers. Good luck to all of us.

Melina said...

Very ambitions and wonderful goals, Davina! You've really been on a roll lately. Very inspiring!

Looking forward to seeing what May brings!