Monday, July 04, 2005

Great news! I finished the first draft of my short story for the anthology! Yea! I'm so proud of myself for buckling down yesterday and getting it done, despite all the distractions around me. I had expected to finish it up today or tomorrow, but hey, I got in the groove and knocked it out last night. Now, I'm going to spend the next couple of days to go over it, tighten it up a bit, and then I'm sending that baby in! Finishing a writing project give a great feeling. Now, 2 more novels and 2 more short stories to go before the end of the year. I'll go back to finishing up my second novel this week. The deadline is almost upon me and I'm kinda wondering if I'm going to make it. But if I buckle down, I actually just might.

Well, today, after I go over the story, I'm planning on going to Mom's house, maybe. Today is also the biggest fair day of the weekend and I'm a little bit worried about having a parking space when I get back. Plus I just heard on the news that they're closing off streets at a certain time and not opening them back until after midnight. I might just leave my car here and catch the train. That actually might be fun. Just gotta figure out the closest station to my Mom's house, how much it costs and stuff like that. Um, no, I've never caught the train before. Not by myself. I think I did when we had our family reunion here a few years back and I just basically followed the family. Ah, the sacrifices of city living!

7 comments:

princessdominique Wed Jul 06, 09:09:00 AM EDT  

Congrats on completing the short. I know the feeling, trust me!

Bud Wed Jul 06, 09:26:00 PM EDT  

I like that you set these goals for yourself. I run my life that way too. Everything good that I ever accomplished came from goal setting and reminding myself regularly what those goals are. I won't wish you luck. Just get it done, girl!

Shelia Thu Jul 07, 11:45:00 AM EDT  

Congrats on finishing the story. Anytime we can scratch something off the "to do" list is a great accomplishment.
P.S.- Can't wait to read it.

Darni Sat Jul 09, 09:23:00 AM EDT  

Congrats on finishing the short story. I too know how it is to have deadlines closing in. And congrats as well on your book deal. An inspiration to all us self-publishing novelists.

Cherlyn Michaels Mon Jul 11, 10:02:00 AM EDT  

Hey Bud, yes, I think setting goals is the first step to getting things done. I actually had that drilled into me while in corporate America. The thing is, it works in all aspects of life. :-)

Cherlyn Michaels Mon Jul 11, 10:04:00 AM EDT  

Darni,
Thanks for the congrats! Yes, deadlines have their way of sneaking up on you, don't they? Feels great when you can actually complete something and if it's ever on time, well, that's even better.

Jill Tue Jul 12, 10:55:00 AM EDT  

GREAT news! One less deadline ...