Wednesday, December 29, 2004

boy am I a chatty cathy today. *g*. Whilst folding laundry, I thought about my goals for the upcoming year. I really want to write those two mss, and the only way that is going to happen is if I set a goal for 20 pages per week. Which means I'll finish the first draft of a 400 page single title length ms in 4 months. That's like 3 pages per day, if I write every day. That's doable. And while I'm actively writing one mss, I can continue to plot, flesh out story ideas for the next couple of projects. For the last couple of years I've been concerned with learning craft--still am-- but in the last few months, I've been more and more aware of this writing gig being a business and therefore the need to approach it as such. I don't have plans to quit the day job, buy a horse farm in Virginia, a penthouse in Manhattan and live the high life.Cruising

But I wouldn't mind making a nice supplement to my salary (single mom here), and the chance to fatten up the old pension/retirement fund would be sweet. If lady fortune smiles on me beyond that, it would be pure cream.

Anyone else setting writing goals?
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Anonymous said...

Hey darlin, stumbled across your blog and love reading it. :-D

I've been thinking aboutt much the same thing lately, though I haven't been folding any laundry. (Have resorted to wearing stuff off the floor.) I agree about looking at this writing thing as a business.

I think you defintely deserve the Manhattan penthouse, though.


Jaye said...

Julie!! tackle hug! Thanks for popping over, hon. Yeah, I've been holding out on you. ::scuffs toe:: But I haven't really been advertising about the blog at all. (Takes a bit of getting used to posting ones thoughts apropos to nothing. gg)

It's just been lately--in the last month--that I started adding the link to my signature at *some* sites, etc. But as you can see I haven't been shy about getting the link up to your website in my posts. Still very proud of you, and happy for you.

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