Friday, June 01, 2012

NYR Update - 5 Months

So we all know this is late, but let's pretend it's not. Just to make me feel better about forgetting. Okay? Okay. Good. Here's your update.
  1. I will have complete THINKING OF YOU's ready for query first round of revisions. NA
  2. I will have two new first drafts. NA
  3. I will win National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo).
  4. I will submit at least two short stories to anthologies and/or contests. NA
  5. I will read at least one hundred books. I read eleven books this month and am currently reading two others. Goodreads proclaims that I am one book behind.
  6. I will post at least one vlog a month. NA
  7. I will exercise in some way once a week. The fourth week (May 20-26) I went swimming for a couple of hours. The fifth week (May 27-June 2) I again went swimming for a couple of hours.
In the upcoming month I plan to do a lot better. I have my camp from the ninth to the twenty-fourth. There are optional fitness classes every day, including a hike. I plan to attend at least a few times. I'm hoping to get some good footage for vlogs while I'm there as well. I don't know how much time I'll have for reading though.

When I get back I plan to implement a revising schedule. Starting with an hour a day, from three to four. I may increase the time later, but I first want to know if I can keep such a routine. Also, I want to start plotting more for my untitled marriage dystopian. I'm not going to be drafting it until August so most of the outlining will take place during July, but it doesn't hurt to start early.

What do you hope to get done in June? Are you good at keeping a schedule? How long do you spend on planning?


  1. Best wishes for a productive June, Brooke. I'm revising two WIPs one I hope to have ready for my agent in July, the other in August. Setting goals, having a plan, and sticking to a regular schedule is the only way I get things done. I have no idea how much time I spend planning, since much of it takes place in that odd state between wakefulness and sleep and during long walks.

    1. I have yet to figure out how everyone else seems to get through revising so fast. It's probably because they have better work ethic than me. -sigh-

      I wish you all the luck with both of those and yay! for agents.

  2. That's a good schedule to have. I need to put one together for myself--and include exercise in the plan (I'm getting writers butt. For June, I want to complete edits to meet the June 26th deadline for DESERT RICE and then I need to work on writing (and finishing up) the manuscript SURVIVOR ROUNDUP so I can begin edits on that in July/August.

    Time crunch. I need to get busy.

    1. Yes! SURVIVOR ROUNDUP! You must complete it or I will turn into a zombie myself and come after you! :D

      And yes, exercise is very beneficial to getting rid of writer's butt.