As I've said a few times, I'm in the process of moving. It's stressful and time consuming and I haven't had much in the way of free time. I'm starting the new job next Monday, so I have no idea when or if things will calm down. Hopefully I'll be able to get some more writing done, but like the last few months I can't make any promises.
I'm running late on my goals this month. Very late. In my defense I'm in the process of moving and that's taking up a lot of my time. Here's how I did in May:
Right now I don't have any plans for May. My training still takes precedence, but it comes to an end in four short weeks. It's possible I might have more energy in the evenings as the lessons get more focused and less free-time consuming. If that does happen I may be able to get some writing done. I've tailored my goals to reflect that, but--like last month--I don't expect much.
There really isn't anything to say about my goals this past month. I spoke with LT3 about a few covers. Got a release date for Magnified--September 7, 2016--and Dragon Dilemma went up for pre-order. I wasn't able to accomplish anything in terms of writing. My training is still going well, though. Here's how I did overall:
I'm not entirely certain what to put down in my goals for this month. I'm far busier than I originally expected, so there is zero time for writing. My number one goal also has to stay firmly focused on passing my training course, which means anything that I put on this list is more of a hope than an actual goal. Here's my hopes for April:
I was right to worry that I wouldn't have any free time for writing this month because I didn't. I don't think I put one hundred words together for any of my stories. Free time has become a myth and I therefore have nothing interesting to say about my books. Here's how I did in my goals:
I got a new job and it starts this month. It's full time, which means my free time for writing is going to drop drastically. I can't yet say what I'll be able to work on or if I'll even have any time for writing. However, I do have obligations to my stories that I'm contracted for, like edits, so I'm going to focus my free time on those.
I didn't do too badly in February. I got a little off track with writing some new stuff, but overall I think I got a lot done. Here's how I did:
February has to be the month of completing things. There are so many stories on my to-do list that have been sitting there unfinished for years. This is the time to get them all completed.
My goals in January were derailed slightly by all the editing I instead got completed. I would still call this month a success, just not with what I was expecting. Here's how I did:
A Little Fairy Dust
January 4, 2021
March 1, 2021
Mell Eight is an author writing with NSP. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.