The Sunday Seven: And so it begins…

Welcome to the Sunday Seven – where I recap the past seven days and lay out my seven writing goals for the upcoming week.

Well, my last post was all about New Years and Resolutions. How is everyone doing so far in those realms? Good? Not so good? Mine are coming along…slowly, but surely.

I haven’t gotten as far as I would like with the wedding planning, but then it’s not all me. My fiancé suffers from the same procrastination issues that I do. We have a place to stay locked down in Scotland. And we buy the airline tickets this week. Getting that out of the way will help. Now we need to finalize the reception restaurant and guest list, so I can get the invitations printed and mailed. I started on a 2 week clean-eating challenge to jump start my shaping up and slimming down goal for March. I’m a week in and I won’t lie – it’s tough. I’ll get through it and then I can simply watch calories and get some exercise in – either yoga or walking.

My Passion Planner arrived yesterday afternoon! It’s beautiful and I plan to fill it in today. Is it weird that I get so excited over this kind of thing? Oh, and I bought my first fountain pen. I kinda love it. And I’m already thinking I want another with a heavier tip for a thicker line. This last week..1) I’m still working on my newsletter. It WILL get done by the end of January. 2) I researched and finished outlining a short story that I plan to submit by the end of February (not sure to who yet). 3) Still thinking about Clare London’s blog post. 4) I did some research into current publishers accepting submissions and tried to get a list for myself of what’s out there. 5) I went to CES (Consumer Electronics Show here in Vegas)  and got a couple plot bunnies for upcoming stories. 6) I used Take Off Your Pants! Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing to help me outline my short. I really like how it guides you in a simple, yet loose way. 7) I read Dirty Talk by Joey Jameson (an ARC that I reviewed) and Cheeky Hipsters & Jocks by Posy Roberts. Each had their merits.

Now without further ado…

The Sunday Seven

1) Finish Clare London’s blog post by the end of this week.

2) Write up a story summary to submit to Dreamspinner.

3) Newsletter!!!!

4) Start outlining Starstruck WIP – due May 1, 2016.

5) Work on first draft of Taking Care of Business.

Working Title: Taking Care of Business

6) Don’t fall too behind on Bah Humbug – due July 1, 2016 (but want to turn it in much earlier since I don’t want anything hanging over my head during the wedding time!)

7) Read something off my TBR list. Or a writing reference book.

Feel free to leave me a suggestion, motivational comment, or inspirational image 😀

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