I’m writing this Friday because the weekend will be too busy for me to post it then. I want to thank Joleene Naylor, Ruth E. Griffin, and Ruth Ann Nordin for their input on my profile picture debate. Ruth Griffin liked the sepia effect. Joleene tells me that the new picture makes my work seem darker. And Ruth Nordin told me that new picture makes me look like a 1950′s mom and not a romance writer. LOL. It’s been decided that the picture will remain the same.
As for my goals this week, I’ve both succeeded and failed them. As a refresher they were to: 1) Edit 5 Pages of Keeping Mhairi everyday, 2) Write 500 word of Death’s Lover a day, and 3) set up the zip files for one of my books. I never got around to 3. I probably wrote 500 words on Death’s Lover the whole week. And I averaged 5 pages of editing on Keeping Mhairi a day.
Unlike previous times when I’ve made my goals and had that feeling of failure when I didn’t meet them at least half way, I’m actually shocked that I accomplished as much as I did. Now if this had been a normal week I’d be mad at myself for not meeting my goals.
However, when I made the goals for the week I didn’t plan on having to put a cow down. I didn’t plan on having a 9 day old, half-starved calf on my hands. I didn’t plan on having to fight a cow that outweighs me by at least a 1,000 pounds so that the calf could nurse. Or having to check on the cow’s hay supply, refill her water bucket, and giving her grain so she’ll produce enough milk for two calves. I didn’t plan on having to supplement the calf with milk from a neighbors cow until the new mom, who wants nothing to do with the calf at this time, comes into more milk. Hope the cute little shit survives.
My Goals for May Week #2
1) Edit 5 pages of Keeping Mhairi a day
I decided to keep this goal this next week and push myself hard to get more done. I don’t want to have to push the release date back any more than I already have. Right now I’m a month behind schedule.
2) Write 200 words of Death’s Lover a day.
I’m lowering my word count because this book isn’t my priority, just one that I want to work on to get ahead. The other books are further along but some of them are still in percolation mode and not ready for me to work on them yet. Death’s Lover is easier because I know were the book is going and what I need to write to get it done.
So there’s my goals for this week. I’ll let you know next week how they went next week. What goals do you have this week?