Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer vacation

I love making lists. Packing lists. Shopping lists. To do lists. Sometimes I even make a To Do list after I’ve done the tasks, just for the satisfaction of crossing them off the list. Why yes, I do have some OCD tendencies.
With four weeks off the day job coming up as of July 12, I decided to make a list of what I want to accomplish during my vacation. Never mind the list of things I want to get done around the house. Drywall repair and closet cleaning will only get done if I get EVERYTHING on my writing list done. What do you think the chances are? :-)

1. Polish and submit Crazy Ever After
2. Finish WIP (Nameless, at this time; 25,000 words in)
3. Start California story (goal is to have first draft of this story done by October when I’ll be traveling to California and can do some first-hand research)
4. Continue Chef story, Celtic story and Ponzi story (all nameless at this time)
5. Polish: Crush, Power Exchange, Shameless, Who You Love
6. Work on characters from Sweet Deal and submit
7. Revise Breakaway and submit


Meg Benjamin said...

Well, I'm now officially intimidated. I only have two WIPs to polish up, along with a couple of ideas to expand. Sigh.

Erin Nicholas said...

I LOVE to-do lists! Well, I love crossing things off to-do lists. And I would have put #5 into 4 different things just to have more to cross off! :)

PG Forte said...

I'm totally with Erin on this. In fact I think # 1 and 6 each need to be two separate things. Otherwise, once they're polished/revised you won't get to cross them off until after they're submitted.

And that's TWELVE WiPs. OMG, I feel like such a slacker now.

Kelly Jamieson said...

OMG my list just got even longer!

You know when you say 12 WIPs that's really quite disturbing. I didn't count them. Thankfully some of those are actually finished, but the rest - I need to get back to writing and actually finish something.

PG Forte said...

you didn't count them? tsk-tsk and you call yourself ocd.

Debra St. John said...

Wow! You are ambitious...good for you. Good luck with those goals!

And I'm with you...there is immense satisfaction in crossing things accomplished off of a list!

Maria said...

Wow- Good Luck with the Goals! Looks like alot of work prior to your vacation, don't forget to leave yourself enough energy to actually enjoy your vacation :)