Monday, January 4, 2010

Tuesday Tally: Projects update for new year


still querying

goal: query agents until TC finished and polished, then (if still not picked up) move on to publishers (inc small presses, e-books)



writing in progress, about one-fourth the way through.

goal: finish by end of March



mostly on hold while I finish other projects.

goal: focus on in second half of year



Incomplete NaNoWriMo novel. One-third done.

goal: finish this year


My Palette of Color

14/20 poems for chapbook

goal: finish by April

get feedback, ready for submission in June


Other projects on sidelines

Sienna’s Story: placeholder title for portal fantasy

The Blazing Princess: novelette waiting expansion to novel form


I’m going to give each month a general focus. January is Review and Follow Up. I have some poetry submissions hanging in the ether, one that was held for final consideration. I need to send nudges, find out what the status is. I also need to send emails to my Frosted Paths group, see how everyone did with their goals last year.

As for non-writing goals:

  • Read two books each month. Include more new(er) releases in my TBR list.
  • be more consistent in reading to my son every day
  • exercise 3 times a week (going to work back up to this one)
  • have better posture
  • find a way to supplement our income


  1. Keep us posted on your quest for an agent!

  2. What a full year ahead! Good luck! It sounds like you have a great plan! I'm crossing fingers for the perfect agent for you!