In the first year of this blog I carried out bi-monthly check-ups on how I was getting on with the goals I'd set myself. This year I decided I needed to concentrate on my large projects as much as possible. Seven and a half months later, I have far fewer items to cross off the list, but the achievements are much bigger. I thought it was about time I did a review of how I'm getting on:
Complete second draft of ‘The Shortlist’
Complete final draft of ‘The Shortlist’
· Send ‘The Shortlist’ to agents/publishers
· Complete final draft of ‘The White China at Rose Cottage’
· Enter ‘The White China at Rose Cottage’ into some competitions
· Get 10 writing ‘hits’
Number One 100 Stories for Queensland - In A Jiffy - Short Story
Number Two Prima Magazine Tip
Number Three Prima Magazine Tip
o Number Four
o Number Five
o Number Six
o Number Seven
o Number Eight
o Number Nine
o Number Ten
The Shortlist has changed beyond recognition and is now called 'Between Us.' It is not quite in its final draft but it has been revised a third time so I've crossed that goal off all the same.
The second project is a one-act play I wrote last year and it needs a final polish and it is something I will look to do soon.
The ten hits I discussed in my post here. To class as a hit it should be paid work and I was worried this was so low but I figure if anything happens with 'Between Us,' I will count that as five hits.The three above are not the only items published and I've had one long-listing but not quite in keeping with the criteria for a hit!
Now I need to continue with a few smaller projects before starting novel number two. I hope to have a chunk of that started before the first is returned from critique. With any luck I may get my whole list completed by the end of the year!