Saturday, January 05, 2008

Goals? What Goals?

If you look, they're all over the Internet right now: 2008 writer goals. Well, if you're looking for vast writerly goals, you won't find them here. Do I have them? Sure, although they're more like targets. I'm in awe of writers who set goals and do spreadsheets and do tracking software and challenges and stuff.

I'm just not one of them.

Instead, I'm a JDI kind of girl.

My students will tell you that "JDI!" means "Just DO it!" I say it when they're experiencing disequillibrium about something new (like that word? It's a fancy educational term for "whining.").

"But, Ms. Winfree, I can't write an eight to ten page research paper!"


So what is my JDI plan for the year? I don't know. Basically, it goes like this:

1) Make sure all grad school assignments are in on time, completed to the best of my ability. Gotta maintain that 4.0.

2) Make all publisher deadlines on edits, print galleys, etc. Gotta keep those contracts.

3) Keep on teaching, grading, making parent contact, etc. Need a contract for next year! Not meeting professional expectations kinda puts a damper on that.

4) Run. Daily. 20 minutes. If I get 30 minutes, great. If it's five days out of seven, it's all good.

5) Write. Daily. I target 1000 words a day, which gives me a couple of rough draft manuscripts in a year.

6) Get on the agent-hunt merry-go-round again. Don't know what I'm thinking. I think Joan just wants me with her.

Oh, wait. Those look like goals. Naaaah. That's just what I'm going to do.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Okay, If Kate Can...

So can I.

First of all, I'm also over at Romance Worth Killing For today.

So what skill does Kate have that I want to emulate? Well, about a year before I sold, Kate read some of A Formal Feeling and made the prediction I'd sell.


So here's my prediction: Expect good things from Moira Rogers (otherwise known as Bree and Donna). Don't believe me? Go check out their free read from November. These ladies have talent!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

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