Friday, July 16, 2010

2010 Check In

Okay, so some of you may recall that back in March, I said I was going to write ten picture books in 2010. (And some of you even said you would join me in this goal!)

Well, since we have recently passed the halfway mark, I thought it would be a good time to check in. For those of you who are giving it a try, how are you doing?

Technically, we should have five manuscripts done by now. I've got four. I'm not too worried. Still plenty of time to catch up. (and truthfully, if I get to eight by Dec 31st I'll be very pleased)

For those of you who don't write PBs, how is it going with your 2010 goals?


Tamika: said...

You are doing great Corey! Wow! I wish I could say my goals are lining up the way I planned, but I'm not giving up hope:)

Anonymous said...

You are doing great Corey! Keep it up.

My writing goals are not on track right now, but I am writing.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Great work, Corey!! :) I'm sure you'll get to ten, easy-peasy.

Julie Hedlund said...

I have five new manuscripts, plus four that were in the works when we started. I'm revising my goal to write one more to equal ten total. I want to get two of them submission-ready by fall, two into "final-like" drafts, and the five new ones revised to "first draft" status (ie I wouldn't be embarrassed to send them to my critique group). My goal for the tenth would be to just get it written.

Good luck with your goal. I'm sure you'll get there!

Linda said...

That's impressive. Do you think setting the goal helped you write more? Was making it public effective? I didn't set as specific a goal for the year as that, but do have in mind what I want to accomplish and (as of last week) feel good that I'm living up to it. Thanks for keeping us all on track.

Dawn Simon said...

My writing goals for 2010 are coming along well. I love self-imposed deadlines.

It sounds like you're doing great! Congrats!

Tana said...

Huge congrats! Looks like you'll make by 2011! I'm meeting my goal as well. My MS goal was two. I know not a scary number. ;) I've finished one completely edits and all, and the second is 30K away from completing the first draft. I think I should have it edited by Jan 1st!

Heidi Willis said...

Good for you!! Does this mean you'll write 11 in 2011? :)

I wrote one book. I was thrilled with that. And I still have revisions. But the year is young. Maybe I can get two done. :)