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Today's post is more about goals, though, or evaluating them. At the first of the year, I like to make goals for the year. When I look back on those goals, I've come to the conclusion that I was temporarily insane. Sure, I could've gotten all those things accomplished, if I didn't have to sleep and/or had a time turner. (Scientists, get on that!) I've evaluated my goals throughout the year, but since half the year is over, I thought it would be good to evaluate what I have done and what I still would like to do.
In the past six months, I've written 50,043 words and edited 1,811 pages. I've published Defying Gravity, Fighting Gravity, A to Z Flashes of Foxwick, and Women of Foxwick. I've had a short story collection, The Best of Raven and the Writing Desk, with authors Aubrie Dionne and Lisa Rusczyk published. I participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge and hosted the 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest. Although I may have wanted to get more accomplished, I think I did pretty well to stay productive.
The next six months will still keep me busy. I plan to self-publish (i.e. write/edit/proofread/format/publish) Pull of Gravity, Nightmare Ever After, and Twelve Days of Foxwick. I hope to finish editing Starred, a YA Contemporary novel. I plan to write Paranormal Junkies, a YA Horror novel, for NaNoWriMo in November. I will also have 2-3 clients' manuscripts to edit as well. I have a few others things I would like to do, but I doubt they'll get accomplished in the next six months.
Although I create goals for a year, I typically evaluate them every month. Do you keep track of your goals? Have you re-evaluated your goals recently?
Also, today is the last day to purchase Women of Foxwick at the introductory price of $0.99. I'm raising the prices tomorrow when I get to work.
And right now, Defying Gravity is part of the Smashwords Summer Sale. For the month of July, you can get Defying Gravity for free on Smashwords using the coupon code: SSWIN.
And A to Z Flashes of Foxwick is still free on Smashwords, Amazon, and Kobo.