March Things, 2018

February ended up being about one thing: finishing a short story I was committed to delivering by the end of the month. If I wasn’t working on it, I was feeling bad about not working on it.

Let’s see if anything else happened at all.

Three Things for February

  1. finish a short story – complete! There are some parts of this story which I really like, and it makes sense to me at least. We will see how other readers react.
  2. revise Song – no work.
  3. get back to doing actual crit work with the crit group – we met again as a group which was awesome, but no crit work from me.

That’s a pretty solid 1/3, so no: nothing else happened apart from the short story.

Three Things for 2018

Annual goals seem likely to be slippery this time, but let’s review anyway.

  1. finish A Turquoise Song – clearly not completing by the end of April now. I did no work on Song in February.
  2. submit my work – a goal in two parts:
    1. submit Song once it is done
    2. complete and submit short stories

    First short story of the year complete and sent off. Hopefully the next one won’t take as long.

  3. produce Livia as an audiobook – still no work. I did a quick video for something else which taught me some interesting things about how flaky Audacity is, though, so I might have to look carefully at the tools for this task.

Three Things for March

March is when I get back to Song.

  1. revise Song – specifically:
    1. complete prologue rewrite
    2. revise two more chapters
  2. do actual crit work with the crit group
  3. book some things for later in the year – retreat and Willamette Writers most relevantly here, but there is some summer holiday planning to be done too.

Spring is nearly here!

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