Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Goals

Blogging A-Z is done!  Yay! :)  That was a lot of blogging for one month and I'm glad that it is over.  Probably won't be as much blogging this month.  I could use a break. :)

Here were my goals from April:
* Write to 30,000 words on my WIP "Nameless"
DONE!  I finished my novel, "Nameless".  My total word count for the book ended up at 50,002 words.  I am hoping to add around 5,000 or 10,000 more words during my revisions.  I promised myself that I would wait two weeks before I touch it again, which is harder than I thought.  I LOVE this book and I can't wait to edit!  Honestly, that never happens. :)  I wrote 26,865 words last month!

* Finish reading "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks
Finished!  I went to see the movie and I'll be posted a book review/movie review soon. :)

* Complete all 26 letters of the A-Z Challenge
DONE!  Whew!  Not sure if I would do it again next year, but it was a good experience and I made a lot of new friends!  I'm getting closer to 200 followers and I'm already planning a great give-away for the milestone. :)



Goals for May:
*  Write out a plan for revisions of "Nameless" - finish waiting two weeks to begin revisions

*  Read "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" by Donald Miller
I don't normally read non-fiction, but a friend of mine really wants me to read this book.

*  Find 2-3 critique partners for "Nameless" revisions (Coming soon!)
Things aren't really going anywhere with the other book right now and I really want to put my time into this one.  :)

* Write a rough outline for Book 2 (Name to be revealed at a later date)



How did your goals go last month?  If you finished blogging A to Z - congratulations!  We all deserve a break! :)

31 comments:

  1. Congratulations on having completed the A to Z challenge and Congratulations on having completed all your April goals... that's fantastic!

    Good luck with your May goals.

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    1. Thank you M.J! It was a lot of work and coffee. :)

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  2. Congratulations on achieving your goals! Be sure to post some of your book! ;) x

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  3. Congrats on meeting all your April goals! Great job. :)

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  4. Congrats on finishing your novel, Krista! You were super productive last month. I was so consumed with the A to Z Blogging Challenge that I wasn't as productive on my word count as I would've liked. But now it's May so time to reevaluate my weekly and monthly goals!

    Hope you're having a great day and happy writing/revising!! :)

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    1. Thank you Laura! :) I planned all of my posts before hand and wrote them in March, so that really helped. Good luck revising your goals! :)

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  5. Whoohoo on meeting your goals! You're rocking it better than I am, haha. If you want to find a critique partner, you might want to try ladieswhocritique.com. :)

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    1. Thanks Jenna! And thanks for that website, I'll have to check it out! :) I'm really excited to edit!

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  6. Wow! You did that much writing, PLUS the A-Z!? So impressed! I have ever set goals for a month. I should try it, but fear I would be very unrealistic. I try to do the day or week (kind of shortsighted).

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I think you should try it. It doesn't have to be a lot of goals, but it is really helpful to be accountable to others so things get done. :) You can do it!

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  7. well done on making it through to May....it was a lot of blogging but worth it :)

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot, but I think it was worth it too. :)

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  8. Hooray for accomplishing your goals! And congrats on finishing the challenge. :D It feels good, doesn't it? *grins*

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  9. Congratulations on making your goals! That's awesome. I'm amazed you finished a book and did the Challenge in the same month. Bravo! I completed the Challenge myself, but I didn't do much else.

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    1. Thanks Christine! :) Congrats on finishing the challenge too! I had everything scheduled so that really helped, but I spent a lot of time in my local coffee shop reading. :)

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  10. WTG! You've been busy. Nice to cross off those goals, isn't it.

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    1. Thanks Holly! It does feel really good to cross of those goals. I haven't completed all for one month in a while. Usually I miss one or two of them.

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  11. Whoa, you are quite the goal setter, which explains why you accomplish so much! I'm glad the Challenge is over, too! It was fun, for the most part, and I'm glad I did it. My goals for this month are to follow an exercise plan more diligently (as in 3-4 days per week!) and to continue writing my memoirs 2 days per week. Other than that, it's work and gardening for me!

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    1. The goals really do help me, if not I probably wouldn't get much done. I'm glad that you liked the challenge too! Good luck with your goals! :)

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  12. I kind of like your idea of doing monthly goals. I may have to try that next year, for a change :) Well done on your April achievements, you did good!!

    Thanks for the blog visit!

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    1. Thanks Trisha! :) Monthly goals really do help.

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  13. Wow, you've been productive! Congratulations!

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  14. Way to hit your goals! Woot woot! BTW, I'm having a boy :)

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    1. Thanks Jen! And I saw that - congratulations on a boy! :) I can't wait to see the little guy and give him his gift, but I can wait a few more months until he is ready. :)

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  15. Way to go! You nailed those goals. My goal was the A to Z Challenge (We did it!). And to finish the sequel of Milayna. I wanted to reach 80,000 words. I got 75,500. That's good enough for me to declare it a goal reached.

    Michelle :)
    www.michelle-pickett.com

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  16. Congrats on finishing those awesome goals! Good luck with the editing.

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  17. Congrats on finishing Nameless! I'm so excited for you! Hopefully I'll be just as productive this month as you were last month :)
    I put my WIP descriptions up on my blog hoping that having people judging my word count would motivate me to get more written haha, hopefully it works!
    Best of luck with your goals for May!

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