Accountability and the Single Girl

Because god knows I’d never be able to do all this if I was in a relationship. That shit takes time and energy!

I lost my document with my goals for last year, so I’m posting this year’s document so I can check it/keep track. Sorry for the detail. If I don’t break it down, I’ll never get it done.

SMART Goals:
Finish and revise Chiaroscuro and get it out by mid-year
Resume shopping Mr. Mystic
Revise and get into submission nine stories from my current pool
Research and write first draft of next novel project (TBD)
FogCon, WisCon, ReaderCon, World Fantasy
Participate more in Codex reviewing
Work on CW2012 Anthology
Kick Butt; Take Names

1. Finish first draft of Chiaroscuro, dammit; Update marketing/submission documents and resume shopping Mr. Mystic (Jan)
2. Revise three stories from pool for submission; start research/reading on next novel project (either Herriot-with-fairies or real-life mermaids) (Feb)
3. First revision of Chiaroscuro and send out for first reads; continue novel research/brainstorming/outlining (Mar)
4. Revise three stories from pool; Start work on next novel project (April)
5. Revise three stories from pool; work on next novel project (May)
6. Second revision of Chiaroscuro and send out for critique; draft marketing/submission documents; poke CWesters for anthology submissions (June)
7. Work on next novel project; anthology? (July)
8. Final Chiaroscuro revisions, start shopping; work on next novel project; anthology? (August)
9. Work on novel; anthology? (September)
10. Work on novel; anthology? (October)
11. Work on novel; anthology? (November)
12. Finish novel; Yuletide (December)

Pool of stories to revise:
In Death You Will Find Me
The Girl Who Married the Ocean
The Blood Carousel
The Lullaby of Allentown
The Clockwork Muse
A Song of Sixpence
The Hollow Girl, or Sam’s Tale
First Contact
The Preserved Head of Jeremy Bentham

12 thoughts on “Accountability and the Single Girl”

  1. I can’t think of any instances where I’ve taken any risks I’d consider huge, but still, I try to have more or less the attitude you describe. Go for it, and don’t think of the possibility of failure.

    It’s egotism, really. I’m too damn good at <fill in the blank> to possibly not succeed. *^_^* Hey, a healthy dose of overweening self-confidence can be a very useful thing . . . .

    On the other hand, the day I go for something and fall on my face, it’s going to be extremely hard to deal with.

    1. Egotism is faith. Trust me. 😉

      And faith is synonymous with leaping to me, Alyc. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade taught me this, along with the fact that penitent = kneeling = not getting decapitated. Both lessons have served me well. See ya in the stratosphere.

  2. Kitsune,

    When you are jumping without a net realize that there will always be a net.

    Also realize it may not be the net you were expecting…

    Do not try to fly.
    Be someone with wings.

    I know you are great.

  3. Flights of Faith

    Thank God you have remembered. Next time you get stuck in the mud on the cliffside, just look at the fairy on your shoulder.

    You are so beautiful in flight.

  4. Every time you talk about yer game, I get “Halcyon and On and On” stuck in my head.

    *peers at the Music you’re listening to* Aww, it’s like yer listening to the Elijah Stark sdtk.

  5. Hurray for making a plan! I need to do a full-year breakdown like this as well.

    Also, I am looking forward to seeing Chiaroscuro in all of its awesomeness. 🙂

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