Goals – wc 09/09


Hmm. I’m still trying to find a naming convention I like for these posts. What do you think of this one? Is it confusing enough, or do you get that it’s for the week starting today? Meh. If you have better ideas, let me know, will ya?

Football goal posts from OpenClipArtSoooooooooo. My first week of published goals is down. How did I do? Let’s have a look.

Complete at least one more transcript piece for The Write Feeling
Ha! Take that universe, I’ve done two and a half this week! Not only did that help Dave with work he was doing, but getting more of this work done means more money for fun staff. Like LARP weaponry (more on that later).

Write another article for an online vendor
Hmm. I knew one of these goals would slide and I’m not surprised it was this one. I’m putting so much focus into my creative writing goals that non fiction is taking a back seat. It was the transcripts or this. And I picked transcripts. Better for income really and the balance between writing for fun and writing for money is a delicate one that I’m still trying to figure out. So far so good.

Complete another 2,000 of editor’s edits for Vicki & Lara
Not only did I do 2,000 words, I did the whole lot! Done! Then sent it back to my editor for the final read. I’m on fire, yo! If it wasn’t for waiting for ISBNs to arrive I probably could have kept to the original release date. Oh well….

Write up blog post for Friday
Well I managed that one. In fact both Raven and I wrote a post, so that’s not bad going, right? 😉

Start writing next short story for WM or WF competition
Nope! Just nope! However… I did find an existing story which is more than suitable for the competition brief in WM. So I took it with me to the Phoenix crew on Saturday. Not only did I get a fantastic round of critiques (honest) but I have a new direction to take it in. I’m not certain that I’ll make the deadline, but even if I don’t, I’ll have a wicked story to enter somewhere else. So that’s not too bad.

Hmm. Looking at it all like that makes me very happy. And that doesn’t include writing a 5,000 word draft of the next story in the Meeting Each Other Series, completing a bunch of outstanding invoices (I do want to be paid, honest!), writing to my dear friend in Worcester, ordering my ISBNs, listening to a bunch of BRILLIANT music and drafting a set of interview questions for another feature I’m working on.Clipart lemon from OpenClipArt,I think I can afford to be quite pleased with myself.

So… this week?

The weekend is a complete write off. I’ll be at the LARP (gulp!) but before then there are some things I need to get done. So I would like to:

  • Complete at least one more transcript as part of my work for The Write Feeling
  • At least start looking at the suggestions for the short story I took to the Phoenix on Saturday
  • Finish making (hand sewing by the way!) my costume for Empire (the LARP)
  • Complete at least half a plan of the competitions I plan to enter for the next six month (that should stop me getting distracted and ensure that I can actually keep to the goal of one entry a month)
  • Not touch (at all!) the draft I did for the next Meeting Each Other story. I know that’s a weird goal, but I need to let it breathe so that when I come to edit it, my brain is fresh and ready to do so. Heh, that should be an easy one.
  • Write a blog post for Friday

Yep. I think that will do.

So how have you guys been? Well, I hope. Refreshed after the weekend and ready to roll, I hope.

Don’t forget, my competition is still running. Easiest thing in the word; just comment on any of my (or Raven’s) posts between now and September 26 and be entered into a draw to win one of four free copies of the Vicki & Lara ebook when it releases in October.
Remember folks, its comments, not likes (though I deeply appreciate those too!) to be part of the draw. And, to make it easier on my brain, I can only include comments here on the blog, rather than those I occasionally see on Twitter and Facebook. My settings allow you to use an OpenID or name/URL to post, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get yourself in with a chance.

Until next time!
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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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