I am happy to say that I am feeling much, much better than I was my last goal-setting post. That cold lingered on but met its match in Rotorua. I don’t know when I noticed I wasn’t coughing as much, but I do know that ever since I got back to Christchurch I have been feeling more like my usual self than I have been in months.
There are a couple of possibilities.
1. I have an allergy to something in Christchurch.
2. Rotorua’s geothermal waters boiled my cold germs out of my system.
3. I’ve been back in New Zealand long enough that my body has adjusted to all the local germs and now I’m good.
Really hoping that it is not the first option! Of course it is early days yet, but it will be interesting to see how September develops. And on that note–goals!
Freelance project #1Done! Get to work on Gentlemen Don’t MurderNot just done—the first draft is complete! Return Life After Humanity edits.Done! Attend RWNZ Conference 2017Done! Get organised for Dead Wrong.Done!
Not on my list: keeping my blog up to date. I let this slide because I needed to concentrate on getting prepared for conference and then working on Gentlemen Don’t Murder. I don’t feel bad because the results speak for themselves. Also, I’ve made up for neglecting the blog since!
- Edit Gentlemen Don’t Murder.
- Complete Dead Wrong.
- Freelance Project #3
- Regular blog updates
- Submit work to agent
- Work on craft
Pretty straightforward…except for that last one. To be honest, I’m not sure how I’m going to put that into action, but I know what it’s something I want to do. I own a ton of writing advice books, so I might search them for suggestions, or go-over the notes I took at RWNZ to try to come up with a to-do list or a checklist.
If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear them! My weakest areas are creating dynamic scenes, hooking readers and investing characters with emotion—or more accurately bringing that emotion out in the writing because I know they’ve got emotions and they know they’ve got emotions, it’s just communicating that. Thanks in advance!