Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Framework*

Eeek. I can't wait for summer to be over. I have got to get back on my schedule. I'm a big slacker and completely missed posting an update on my weekly goals last week. So here's an update along with what I've got planned coming up.

Last (2) week's goals:
1. Write at least 15K words in WIP3
2. Read draft for WIP2 and make editing notes
3. Clean bathrooms and floors and change sheets on guest bed for in-law visit

So, I didn't get very many new words in for WIP3 and I made only a few editing notes for WIP2. But before you think I didn't do anything, I have a confession. I worked on WIP1. This is the project I thought was done months ago. The project I sent out a round of queries for. The one I set aside.

I can't let go of this story. Maybe I'm too invested in these characters or maybe I've come to love the editing process too much. Either way, I can't stop working on this thing. 

On the "yeah, I did this" side of the accomplishment list, I did clean my bathrooms and such for my in-law's visit. In fact, they are still here. :)

So what's my plan for next week?

1. I need to write at least 5K words on WIP3. This is a great story and I really need to tell it. This is one of those 'get your butt in the chair' situations.
2. Re-evaluate structure of WIP1. I can't stop thinking about it so I need to let my brain work out what's going on so I can focus on other things.
3. Critiquing. I have lots of critiquing to do. I need to get myself caught up because my next editing project is due for arrival around the end of this month. I want to be clear on other things so I can give this next project my full attention.

Now it's your turn. How are you doing on your goals? What do you have planned for next week?

*On a semi-related note, I've started naming this weekly goal check-in 'Friday Framework', but I'm not in love with it. I'd love to hear your ideas on what to name this weekly public check-in.


  1. My goals were to:
    get my two editing jobs finished. Check :)
    write a short story. Check :)
    revise the MS I got back from my beloved beta. (I'm about halfway through with this. I'll finish by Sunday.)

    1. Wow, Kelly. You are doing great. Just imagine what you'll get done when you're daughter starts school. :)

  2. Sucking on my goals, but I do have an excuse. Had minor surgery last week, and caught a chest cold on top of that. Oh, and did I mention we have no hot water in the building, due to fixing a pipe? Yup, I kid you not!

    1. Catherine, you just can't catch a break this summer. I hope you get better (and some hot water) soon.

  3. Summer is a hard time for me to get much done. But so far, I finished my first draft of my young adult urban fantasy. I'm on editing it and hopw to finish everything in a week's time, outlined (really short outline) a New Adult contemp romance, and organised a cover reveal for my YA. So that's a good thing at least. :)

    1. Sounds like you're making some headway. Good job!

  4. My goals this week -- read and revise 5 pages of my WiP each day. I've stuck pretty close to that. This editing phase is killing me! I have to take it in small, bite size chunks, otherwise I get frustrated with how far I still need to go.

    PS -- I'm sure you in-laws appreciate the cleaning :P


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