Reevaluating

Thinking about Thursday

As I mentioned on  Tuesday, today I am revisiting the goals I set for myself  here. 
Let's see how I did.

Dawn's Goals for Summer 2011
1. Finish revisions on Story #1 (with help of wonderful crit partners Teri Anne Stanley and Genevieve Wilson) I did finish the revisions. More than one set of revisions actually. In fact, I revised myself right out of the story. No matter how much I tweaked it. I just couldn't get it right. So, I guess this goal is a success?

2. QUERY, QUERY, QUERY. I am going to do it! You heard. I wrote it down. HOLD ME TO IT! Don't hold me to it. Or, don't hold it against me that I didn't do it. The story I had been working on wasn't ready. You can read about that decision here.

3. Complete the writing boot camp I am currently enrolled in, but have not had time to read the first lesson for yet. I did complete the class, well, I sort of completed the class. I didn't take advantage of the option to pitch to the teacher ( The Fabulous Candace Havens.  She is awesome. You should take classes from her!) 


I haven't decided how I feel about my semi-successful summer. I am definitely in a better place than when I wrote this about the end of last summer. 

So, what about you? Did you have goals for the summer? Writing or otherwise? Did you meet them? Kind of meet them? Remember you wrote them down? 

Let Summer Begin!

Thinking about Thursday



It is FINALLY, and I mean, FINALLY the last day of school! I have never been so ready for summer in my entire teaching career!

The first few days of summer are like Friday nights to me. There is such anticipation and possibility. What is going to happen? What can you get done? Then, you blink. It's Sunday and you haven't accomplished half of what you intended.


With that in mind, today I am thinking about my goals for the summer. You can read about the goals I set for myself last summer here and how well I did or did not do with them here.

Dawn's Goals for Summer 2011
1. Finish revisions on Story #1 (with help of wonderful crit partners Teri Anne Stanley and Genevieve Wilson)

2. QUERY, QUERY, QUERY. I am going to do it! You heard. I wrote it down. HOLD ME TO IT!

3. Complete the writing boot camp I am currently enrolled in, but have not had time to read the first lesson for yet.

That's it. Short, simple and to the point.

So, what about you? What goals have you set for this summer?