Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Goals

January was a rough start to 2015. I had quite a few things go wrong and it was an overwhelming month, but I'm glad it's over. Some good things happened too and I hope that things continue in the same direction! I don't want to share anything yet, but I hope that I'm making progress. :) I didn't do much writing last month, other than some fun fanfic writing, but that's okay. I started two novels, but didn't make it past the second page of either. I did work on more revisions for "Silent Beauty" last month and rewrote my query, so that's definite good progress!

It's time for an update in goals! I write new goals every month to keep accountable and to see the progress I've made. :)

Here are my goals from January:
* Query 5 agents with "Silent Beauty"
I ended up querying six agents and entering my novel into two contests! I made it into "Sun vs. Snow", which closed in 6 minutes, and "Agent Match" which takes place this month.

* Complete first round of revisions for "Nothing Left to Lose"

* Finishing writing Fanfiction story, "The Nature of Evil"

I finished two out of three goals! Not bad for having such a rough month. I did start my revisions on "Nothing Left To Lose", but I didn't get very far. I'm reworking a huge part of the plot and I'm not sure I like how it's going. I'm going to set it aside for a while and then try again. I did do some reading last month! :)

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Fraction of Stone (Fraction, #1) by Kelley Lynn
Mistletoe and Memories by Matilda Maxwell
How to Hook a Bookworm (How to, #3) by Cassie Mae

I also read two manuscripts from my writing friends. Wow, I have some talented friends! I'm very excited about both stories and I know they will end up published someday. :)

Goals for February:
* Celebrate "I love you... I know" Day with my best friend
Instead of moping around about Valentine's day this year, my best friend and I are going to watch the original Star Wars movies and eat chocolate as we drool over young Harrison Ford - super excited!

* Read "Woven" by David Powers King and Michael Jensen

* Pick next writing project and start writing!

Hopefully these goals go well! Also, I'm on day 10 of 30 days Hobbit free, so if you see me anywhere trying to watch "The Hobbit" or read the book or pinning things on Pinterest, please stop me. :) I love it so much, but we needed a little break. :) What are your goals for this month?


  1. Hi Krista, my goal is no Facebook. I'm a total addict, but decided I needed a Facebook Free February. Wish me luck and good luck with your goals! :-)

  2. What a great list Krista! Good luck with your goals!