It's hard to believe we're halfway through 2013. Reviewing my 2nd quarter goal list, I realized how far short I fell, writing-wise. It's disappointing, but I can attribute it to a few things.
* Some tough comments from my beloved cps meant that I put one project on the back burner while I try to figure out how to make changes. I've started and stopped a few other projects since then, but haven't finished a darn thing.
* Making two long trips during May & June didn't help. I didn't get any writing done during those three weeks and it's been difficult to get back into the writing routine since.
* After my health scare on vacation, I've spent more of my time focused on eating better, exercising more, and relaxing more. This means I didn't write as much as I did during the first quarter, but it was good to try to find a better balance.
All this means I've really had very few new words written in the past three months. That needs to change. Jumping on the Camp Nano bandwagon is the first step. Once I finish this blog post, I have to write at least 1700 words on my new project before I can do anything else. This could only take a couple hours. This could take all day.
I really, really hope it doesn't take all day!
If I make my Nano word count, I'll have one project finished by the end of July. Then I have two novellas to finish after that. And a book that needs to be taken apart and put back together.
Can all that be done in the next quarter? I don't know, but I'm going to try. I need to finish something. One project. Two projects. More projects.
Oh! And speaking of the next quarter, my next release, Voluptuous, will release during the 3rd quarter of 2013. It's available for pre-order now and will release on Sept 6th.
Have a great 3rd quarter! Do you make quarterly (or other) goals?
Silken Canvas - available now
Voluptuous - Sept 6th - available for pre-order
Playing for Real - coming March 18th