Sunday, June 03, 2012
Mostly because for the first time in a long time, I'm not under a deadline. I don't have a specific project to work on. Suddenly, I'm at a bit of a loose end.
At first, I thought this might be depressing, aimless, unfruitful. But over the past two days, I've got to say, not having a specific word count or editing goal to get in each day has freed up my mind to wander around in search of new story ideas.
A week ago, I had nothing. No ideas, no sparks, nothing keeping my attention.
Now I have three different series ideas all warring in my head. Title ideas, characters, occupations, settings, motivations, goals, conflicts.
I LOVE IT!
But I know myself. I'd be content to wander around on imagination island all summer, then turn around and wonder where the time went and what I got accomplished. So I need to set some specific goals re these story ideas.
So here are my goals for the month of June:
1. Complete a proposal for the Southern Princesses series, including the first three chapters of book one.
2. Content/copy edits on my novella collection Sagebrush Knights, which should arrive sometime this month.
3. Continue to compost the North Star Detective Agency and Dr. Elliot series ideas for future proposals.
4. Keep sewing on the Red Cross Signature Quilt.
How about you? Are you pressing on with your goals this summer?