Friday, August 1, 2014

August Goals

Yesterday was a stressful mess! I'm supposed to be moving into my new apartment today. Nope. I was told there was parking nearby since my apartment is located on campus. I searched and couldn't find any. I emailed if there was a possibility of switching to another apartment within the same company. Then I remember it was probably better to call. Called and the guy said no. He was polite, but no. As soon as I hung up with him, I got an email from the company owner that it was a yes if I could find a person to sublease. I found one! I might end up paying part of the month, but I'll be moving to a much better place for me. It's in downtown, next to my favorite coffee shop and cheap clothing store! Also, there's a cupcake place across the street. :) I'll have to sleep on my parent's couch for another two weeks, but I'm okay with that if I don't have to live with loud college students when I work 2 jobs. Yeah, that was my stressful day.

Anyway, it's time for an update in goals!

Here are my goals from July:
* Read "City of Lost Souls" and "City of Heavenly Fire" by Cassandra Clare

* Work on query for "Silent Beauty" and a few nit-picky revisions




Ta-da! Sorry, that felt like a dancing moment. I didn't accomplish any of my goals from June, but I did manage to complete all of my goals for July. So, I definitely call that a win. :) While I still didn't quite feel very productive, I did manage to get some hard revisions done on Silent Beauty and strengthen the novel. As to the reading aspect of writing, I read six books during the month of July.

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) by Carrie Butler
Four by Veronica Roth
True Love and Magic Tricks (Beds, #0.5) by Cassie Mae and Theresa Paolo
Honesty (Mark of Nexus #2.5) by Carrie Butler

I'm ONE book away from my overall yearly goal of 40 books. I will definitely be reading more than 40 books this year and that makes me very happy. :)

Goals for August:
* Write to 20,000 words on "Cold to the Touch"

* Work on more "Silent Beauty" revisions

* Reread "The Freaks" - look for weaknesses and plot issues


I'm looking forward to these goals and hopefully everything gets sorted out with my apartment soon so I'll have a place to live! I love my family, but I miss my bed and books, which are packed in a trailer. Also, I miss have some personal space! But August should bring some good changes. :) What are your goals for August and how did your goals for July go?

3 comments:

  1. Glad you got your housing straightened out. Congrats on meeting your July goals, and best of luck with your August ones. ☺

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  2. Congrats on achieving your goals! I had a pretty bad month goals-wise, but I don't mind too much as there were circumstances :)

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  3. Sounds like you nailed this month! Good for you. Mine was altogether mediocre in terms of goal-reaching. I hope August will be better.

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