April is coming to an end and while I haven’t achieved everything I wanted to during Camp NaNoWriMo, I made some really good progress. I was picked as a runner-up in the #RevPit contest, winning a query and first chapter critique, which is pretty damn cool.
Today, I’m sharing my plans for the next three months, because I feel like if I write them down in a public space, I’ll be too embarrassed not to fulfill them. It’s just how my brain works.
- Participate in Camp NaNo in July (doing one or more of the points below).
- Submit my paranormal romance WIP to Carina press's call for proposals (by June 4).
- Send five queries for Deliciously Yours to agents every other week.
- Write two blog posts a month for zoeashwood.com.
- Start plotting a completely new project & have fun with it.
- Prepare a manuscript (probably the paranormal romance but who knows) for Pitch Wars.
These have all been broken down into smaller, more manageable bits, but this is the rough outline of what I want to do. For example, I'll need a query letter, a synopsis, and polished first three chapters for point #2. I think these goals are doable, but they might change if life interferes.
Is it better to pick safe goals that you'll definitely fulfill so you can feel more accomplished? Or do you pick goals that are harder to achieve to really push yourself? I'm always making really convoluted plans. I hope I'll be able to stick with these. :)