Did someone say goals?
So, what now? My break is over, I’m back at it- whatever it is.
I printed out a couple stories to edit, and have another story I’m working on for an anthology submission. But what are my priorities? Well, I guess those are my goals...
1. Getting a third manuscript submission ready. That mean I have two! I used to send out stuff as soon as I wrote it and looked it over once or twice (YIKES!). I thought my stuff was awesome! Now, I cringe at the thought. To think that I have two I know are ready to go is hard to fathom. Hopefully, though, no one remembers my name from the stuff I used to send.
2. Wait. That’s the next goal. I have the manuscript out with seven agents (already got two no responses) and a list of nine other agents to go. I will search for more agents to send to as well. So, I guess this ‘wait’ goal means to research more agents to send out to, while waiting.
3. Write. What? Seriously? Isn’t that what I’ve been doing the past five years???? Ok, I guess. Write more. I’ve got that file of ideas, so, why not look for the next story or two to write? Practice, practice, practice (Yes, A.I., I’m talkin’ ‘bout practice).
4. Wait. Wait you just said that. I know and now you’re talking to yourself and people will think you’re nuts. I’m not nuts, you’re nuts! Fine, whatever. Just wait. Fine.
So, I guess, outside of that bit of insanity, that’s my short and long list of goals, mixed with a lot of waiting.
What’re your goals?