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Jan 08

Writing Goals, 8th January, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I hope 2017 has started well for you. The boys have already had a couple of days back at school, giving me a quiet house, which is always a pleasure. After the noise of the holidays, the sudden peace was especially welcome.

 

Previously on Tales of a GM:

 

  • 3.5 hours – Primary Goal – Write short pdf
  • 1 hour – Secondary Goal – Run & promote Blog Carnival
  • 1 hour – Social Media – Visit different Forums and write five posts or comments
  • 3 hours – Write, edit & post long blog article
  • 30 mins – Weekly Task – Website
  • 1 hour – General Fiction
  • Bonus – Write long pdf

 

Boosted by two productive days at the end of the week, I achieved all my targets. My efforts at social media are being helped by commenting upon the posts written for the Blog Carnival. The short pdf is now in layout, so a January release looks possible at the moment. I even found a magazine interested in one of my short stories. All told, this was a good start to the year.

 

In roleplaying, we played a game of Microscope to brainstorm the background to the next story arc. We produced a rich setting, which could create all manner of problems for the Heroes in the game.

 

I also played another short session of D&D with eldest son. He is keen to play again today, so I need to prepare the notes for that game over lunch.

 

Looking ahead, the boys are back at school full-time this week. Thus, I have an empty schedule for my writing. A big push now should see the short pdf close to release. I can also open up the fiction schedule, adding in submission work, and the search for a second host for a website. I have a growing belief I need a second website, one focused more on my writing. All told, this makes for a busy schedule:

 

  • 4 hours – Primary Goal – Layout short pdf
  • 1 hour – Secondary Goal – Write long pdf
  • 1 hour – Tertiary Goal – Run & promote Blog Carnival
  • 1 hour – Social Media – Visit different Forums and write five posts or comments
  • 2 hours – Write, edit & post long blog article
  • 30 mins – Weekly Task – Website
  • 1 hour – General Fiction
  • 2 hours – Write First draft picture book
  • 1 hour – Research website
  • 1.5 hours Fiction Bonus – Agent & Edit submission

 

At the moment, this looks like a long list of tasks. I look forward to being focused through the week, and ticking off many of these items.

 

Wishing you a productive week

Phil

 

Read about what I achieved through the week

 

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