Thursday, April 9, 2009

Goals follow-up

On January 2nd I wrote the following goals on the blog:

1 Finish the novel for real. Close only counts in horseshoes.
2 Get my PRO pin.
3 Pitch the novel at the RWA conference in July.
4 Write more Trues to help fund my way to said conference.
5 Start another novel.
6 Get in shape. Really.

I'm delighted to say that I have completed 1 and 2. I will be presented with my pin at our RWA meeting on Saturday. This was my NaNoWriMo book and I'm just pleased as punch with myself.

#3 ain't gonna happen because I got the opportunity to pitch it on eHarlequin to Susan Litman of Silhouette Special Edition and she requested the full manuscript. It's printed out and ready for a last read-through tomorrow and on Friday my baby's going in the mail to the Big Apple.

#4 I'm teaching a class about writing for the Trues this week and next. I am working on an idea and maybe between answering questions and critiques I can at least start on it.

#5 I have one other book started (a chapter or two written) and I have a vague idea for a book featuring a secondary character from the book that was requested. I need to hunker down and really get a feel for her and what her story might be. She's a feisty gal with a take-no-prisoners attitude and she's going to need a strong alpha male as her hero.

#6 I've lost 12 pounds since the first of February. Yay me! It's been difficult to exercise because I also have bad plantar fasciitis in my right foot. But I'm getting there.

Anybody else making headway on their goals?