May Accountability Post

May 30, 2013

My goalAnd another month has whizzed by. Someone has revved up the clock, I’m quite sure. Some things got accomplished, others didn’t, other new things leapt in and got the creative juices flowing. (No, I’m not going to leave it at that — the details are forthcoming.)

Something I’d like your opinion on, as I continue to tweak this blog (and ready myself for the launch of my new website which I’ll be running as well as this one) is if you want me to continue these accountability posts. Be honest. I want to make my blog something that benefits you, the reader. So please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see here.

Now, for May:

For the first time since February, I wrote a picture book draft for 12×12. It’s a bit different in terms of storyline than my others, and I like the direction it took. Since I’ve hardly even thought about picture books in the last few months, it felt good to give one a whirl again.

Work on the adult novel continues — right now I’ve stopped to work out some backstory confusion, and to write something that features in the novel, and that needs to be written in far more detail than it had been in earlier drafts, although what I write will mainly be for my own use as I move forward. It’s an interesting process.

The main source of delight this month (besides the joy of writing) has been the Video Idiots Boot Camp course that I highlighted in this post. The video I’m working on for the class is actually for my new website, so you’ll have to wait until that site’s launch to see the video. After that, I may do occasional videos for this blog as well, we shall see!

I’ve been having fun planning the new website, as well. Perhaps it will launch in June — it depends how everything works out. I’ll keep you posted.

In June on this blog, I plan a series of posts which will run on Mondays, talking about various summer theatre options in Canada and the United States. Fridays will continue to highlight books I’m reading, although as you’ve likely noticed, there isn’t always a book that’s ready to be highlighted when Friday rolls around.

What did you achieve in May? What are your plans for June? And what would you like to see more of or less of on this blog?

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  1. What did I do in May? Let’s see:

    1. Wrote some more PBs
    2. Sent out about a dozen submissions
    3. Received a few rejection letters…all lovely and personalized
    4. Managed to keep up with my blog despite now beginning my all day Summer Adventure Camp at the school
    5. Began research on a NF picture book story I would love to do
    6. Organized the rest of Lunadar chapters in the hope I can get back to it soon.
    7. Hosted my FREE AUTHORS PROMOTION event which was a fabulous success!

    What I’d like you to have on your blog? I actually like your blog the way it is so I can’t imagine you having any LESS but there can always be MORE information on the industry from the experts in my opinion…;~)

    Donna L Martin

    1. WOW, Donna! You have been up -to-your-ears busy (as usual).

      Hmmm… information on the industry from experts. I’ll take that into consideration. Thanks!

  2. May was a fast month! And sometimes I think I spent it going in circles, revising things and changing them back, but it’s all part of the process. I’ll be on the lookout for your new website (I’m lucky I have a son who can do things like that with/for me!)

    1. Going in circles sounds familiar to me, somehow… part of my revision process in May included putting back a couple of things I’d removed from the novel in a MUCH earlier version!

      How I wish I had a techno-savvy son/daughter/anyone around! Lucky you!

  3. I try not to miss reading your monthly accountability posts. Even if I don’t get to all of your posts, I like this summation if your writing activity.
    Good luck with your website launch. Did you happen to do a post on why you chose to have a blog a and a website? If you did, would you direct me to it? I’m always curious about thoughts on that.

    1. Thanks for the thumbs-up for the accountability posts! That’s good to know.

      I’ve not really said much about the new website, except for hints here and there. It’s really going to be another blog/website, focussed on my kid’s writing. There are other elements to it that I will unveil in due course! 😉

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