Friday, January 8, 2010

The Week in Review

Now that the first week of 2010 is behind me, I thought it might be a good idea to do a quick roundup of how I'm doing on my goals (I promise not to make this a weekly thing), up to and including January 7th.

I average one hour of writing and three hours of editing every day.

I wrote a poem this week, though it wasn't very good, and I blogged every day. Don't have this month's short story yet, but I'm working on one.

This month's issue of InkSpotter News went out last night, and subscriber response so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Now it's time to get back to work on bringing back Heritage Writer.

Worked out a deal with an artist to create book covers for Dangerous Curves and Wait a Minute, I Have to Take Off My Bra. And created the cover for Breaking Free.

I applied for 14 freelance gigs (with one response so far), but I'm still working on that first magazine query (mostly because the whole thing gives me the shakes).

And that's the week in review. Far too early to mark any trends, but at least I have a rough idea how I'm doing compared to my targets.


  1. Hi Betty,

    I just found your blog through a listing on WE Magazine for Women, and thought I'd take a look. I'm an aspiring writer myself. I am really impressed with your goals! I need to work up the courage to apply for some freelance gigs.

    Melody Jones

  2. Welcome, Melody.

    And screw up your courage. The worst they can do is say no. The rest will mostly ignore you. ;-)