Now that January’s in the dust, it’s time to see how I stacked up to my January targets.
Writing Targets: Finish editing REBEL and send it off to the lovely agent. On a tight deadline for this one, trying to get it all done and dusted ASAP.
RESULT: By the skin of my teeth, I got it done. I completely misjudged the time it would take to get through this revision. Other writers did warn me, but I got sucked into writing a first draft and lost a month. Lesson learned.
As a result of this, my January was otherwise known as ‘The Month of No Sleep.’
Thank are due beta readers Vonny and Erika, who made this task much less stressful for me, and to the Hi-Arts Work In Progress scheme which also sent an incredibly useful report.
Now I need to bite my nails and pray that the revision isn’t horrible. I had nightmares about track changes this morning. (I’m not joking.)
RESULT: Read Seraphina, Teeth and Batman: Year One along with Saga and a few other books I wasn’t planning. I actually got a lot of reading done this month, surprisingly, and I’m off to a good start on my 50-books-a-year target.
I completely failed at my non-fiction reading targets, though. I’ll have to try harder this month.
Blogging Targets: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2013, some New Years babbling about personal changes, a review of Seraphina and some sketchbook scans.
RESULT: Blogging took a backseat to the deadline crush. Might get some of these done belatedly this month.
Art Targets: Clothing studies for REBEL, life and reference drawing. Art is low priority this month because writing is going to be quite intense.
RESULT: And as expected, art also took a backseat — a deliberate one, or else I would’ve procrastinated for hours.