1. My single goal is to finish the WIP. That may not sound like much, since I’m about two-thirds through the first draft, but my first book, Damned If You Don’t, went through six or seven drafts and I anticipate the same this time around.
Ronnie, best of luck meeting your goals. I’m in awe of how well-organized you are.
Anita, Thank you so much! Damed if You Don’t brings crime, conflict and another strong woman to the Catskills.Yes! I wish you the best with your upcoming events. Your site is beautiful! We’re native New Yorkers too! From Brooklyn. Best, Ronnie
2. I am impressed by the neatness of your desk.
My goals involve my WIP and the CCW in Pasadena. I have signed up for three critiques for the conference. One will involve my WIP, the other two are rewrites, Malice Domestic and YA.
Like a physican who does not seek medical advice, my other goal is as an English Prof is to learn from Guppies who have succeeded and to allow myself the opportuntiy to put my work “out there.”
I, too, believe in goal writing. I teach writing goals in my classes. I am happy you asked. Thanks! DJ
DJ, Thank you very much! I’m a visual learner so I need to work on hard copy. I take chapters with me wherever I go. It’s wonderful to know that a writing instructor is open to learrn from her students, no matter their stage in the publication process. Hopefully my site will grow to become as rich as yours with beneficial information. Best, Ronnie
3. My goal this year is to complete my second novel, which is a sequel to my first, and to do more in-person marketing. I’d like to contact more bookstores, libraries and maybe even colleges.
Nancy, Thank you so much. Your books are an inspiration written from the heart. I’m sure your readers learn a lot from them on how to enrich their lives on every level. Best, Ronnie