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Robin's 2010 Writing Goals

These goals are simple because I need simple in my life right now.  Simply simple.

1.  WRITE DAILY:  I need to make writing a daily habit the same way I've finally made exercise a daily habit.  Only emergencies have gotten in the way of my BodyPump and kickboxing.  The plan is to write something, even if it's not work on the novel.

2.  READ DAILY:  I have been doing this, but I often get sucked into self-help books of which there is a never ending supply.  I need to go back to my stack of YA's.

3.  SET SMALL GOALS:  My critique group is handy for monthly writing goals, but we slacked over the holidays.  I'm saying it here and now:  I will write a chapter a month until my WIP is done.

4.  SUBMIT and SELL MY WIP:  I want to submit my WIP over the summer.  Summer is when I can breathe and think and plan.  

5.  NEW WIP:  Start work on a new/old story.  I have a couple of books fight for attention in my head.  I'll see which one wins.


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Jan. 14th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Did you read #1, Susan? Yeah, BodyPump, baby! I'll be ready to defend my title next September!

Jan. 15th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
BodyPump, you say? After I get my hip back on track (I think I have a labral tear AND bursitis after training for my half-marathon in June 2009), I'm going mow you down.

Mow. You. DOWN....


Jan. 14th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
I love my kung fu class! Great minds think alike.
Jan. 14th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, April!

I can't wait to get to class and kick something. I really need it today;-)
Maybe it will jiggle some ideas loose!

Jan. 14th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
I've been eyeing my husband's tai-bo video tape of late. I used to do a 45 minute power walk up and down these huge hills in my neighborhood and then we got the dog and now I do a 30 minute stroll with a ton of stopping to pee--the dog that is, not me. I've been doing a little weight lifting at home and trying to walk more and the weight is finally starting to go down in the right direction.
Jan. 15th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Did you finish SNAPSHOT? My mommy brain is mommy-braining at the moment...

I find that I'm not a slow-and-steady girl. I have to binge-write. I did the first 50,000 of my WIP in two weeks, then reflected and revised over the next two weeks. I'm about to binge-write the second half once my notes are organized. It's a bit insane, but it works.

Jan. 15th, 2010 07:20 am (UTC)
Good luck with your writing goals Robin. I'm sure that you'll be able to accomplish them all if you continue to hang in there. Good luck, happy writing.
Jan. 15th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Susan and Spiritworld

I did finish Snapshot, still haven't received the editorial letter. The word is that it's coming in the next two weeks. I love your binge analogy. I used to write that way until life became complicated. Now I need to carve out time and goes against my gut instinct. Pun intended.

Thanks for your THANKS Spiritworld!
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We're four YA writers who love talking YA. And publishing in YA. And one day, seeing our YA as a small $200 million movie starring Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson. Or at the very least, a Lifetime movie starring Leann Rimes.

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