We moved in May, so we’ve been doing a lot of unpacking, rearranging, and house projects lately. (That seems to be all that we do lately.) My work life is in software testing and IT governance. I’m a list maker, and I like to see milestones and progress in all kinds of projects, including my writing. Sometimes, it feels like little or no forward motion has been made. I was thinking about it last week, so I decided to make a list to see what I had actually been working on.
Sent the next Mutt Mystery novella to the last beta reader in the collection.
Edited a short story for a future anthology submission.
Took Tiffany Yates Martin’s “The Biggest Mistakes Writers Make” webinar.
Added a new feature to the blog that will start July 17. It’s called #ThisorThatThursday. It will be a fun way to showcase some really cool authors. (I sent them a list of pairs of things, and they have to tell us about each one. Check it out next week.)
Sent my cozy WIP to a fabulous editor and beta reader.
Am editing my third Delanie novel in hopes of sending that to the editor next week.
Read the first 50 pages of a friend’s manuscript and sent comments. I’m excited about her progress on her novel!
Learned how to use Hootsuite to schedule Instagram and Facebook posts.
Added new folks to my street team and newsletter lists.
So even though I didn’t write 4,000 words a day, I did make some progress this week. What would you add to your list? And if you find yourself off track (or just enjoying the summer), don’t beat yourself up. Figure out a plan and start.