Once upon a Row80 I would post Fall pictures. I may do that again, but I figured a few pics from the travels for a time sounded more interesting. This is that Grand Canyon everyone talks about. And that there is the Colorado River. Honestly, if I took a laptop and a chair out to the rim of the GC, I think I could get a lot of writing done. There was so much serenity for me in that scenery.
But I liked each of the three siblings of the Claron formation (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon). They all have their own appeal and beauty. This photo, by the way, taken with my Samsung. Camera phones are getting awesome.
Seems like goals are the only way to get things done for me these days. That and having some accountability for them. Thank you for that Row80. Anyway, here are the goals I’m jumping in on this round with.
Finish outlining Book 2. I wrote a version of Book 2 of my SHADE series last NaNo, but a little while after I finished I decided the book needed to be split in two. Not my favorite decision by far, but a good one nonetheless. So Book 2 needs some major upgrading, and I’m outlining before I hit the ground running. It’s just how I roll, being a mostly plotter.
Read “The Fire in Fiction” and one fiction book. No ideas what this one will be. I’ve got a long list waiting on me though, so it may be according to what’s available at the library first.
Rework Book 2. This comes after the outlining has finished. I’ve been looking forward to this for some time.
BONUS GOALS: # 1 Write at least one short story. This may be a little ambitious of me. We’ll see.
#2 Do further plotting for Codename Clemmings. I’ve spoken about this project before. I feel like it’s a strong story, but originally I’d only plotted for a short novella. I think this needs to go novel, and I had a fluid plot in the early summer, but it’s been on the shelf since then. This is what I’ll do if I need a break from Book 2.
Those be the goals for now. I just need to get back to writing, either way. I’m hoping The Fire in Fiction will help with that. I never finished reading all the Anton Chekhov short stories either. If only we had more time. Or a TARDIS. Or both.
What are your goals? How are you coming along on them? Why do you participate in Row80? If you don’t participate, do you set yourself goals to accomplish in your life or writing? Feel free to add your thoughts or advice below.