Posted by: devonellington | April 1, 2011

March Wrap-Up and April To-Do List

March was better than I expected in many ways, as far as creative fulfillment and networking, but a back injury and a cold derailed me from several things, including a play deadline. Fortunately, I have another chance to submit to them later this year, so I will put the play aside until summer.

Once things came back on track with ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT, the rest I’d planned for April had to be re-shuffled, but that’s part of the freelance life — one must be flexible.

March 2011 Wrap Up

Done:

Queries: 7 (4 of which were picked up)
Submissions: 5
March Newsletter
Taught Unstick Your Book workshop
Polished lectures for Advanced Dialogue Workshop
Polished lectures for Setting as Character Workshop
Ostara celebration
Ornamental Grasses Lecture
Writers’ Group Dinner
Boston Horticulture Show
The Confident Freelancer Teleseminar
Costume Imp’s visit

In Process:
Edits on ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT — process has begun
Work on THE SPIRIT REPOSITORY
Lectures for Millennium Trilogy Workshop
Garden Design
Correspondence
Submitting short story backlog
Fearless Ink site update

Postponed/Dropped:
Play — rescheduled for November submission — should start on it again in July.
HISTORICAL INFLUENCES — back-burnered due to other commitments
OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK revisions on hold until after A of R done
ANGEL HUNT — moved to June
Unpacking — couldn’t, due to back injury
Spring cleaning — couldn’t, due to back injury

Unexpected Additions:
Cover art for ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT
Media kit for ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT
Author discussion
Requests for a couple of additional proposals

Disappointments:
Back injury
Getting sick
Having to move the play back to fall

Successes:
The Confident Freelancer

April looks good. I tried to pare it down a bit, to be more realistic. I want it to be busy and fulfilling, but not crazy-making and frustrating.

April To-Do List

12-15 Pitches
April Newsletter
Teach Advanced Dialogue Workshop for RWA
Teach Setting as Character for Savvy Authors
Finish Millennium Trilogy lectures
Edits for ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT
Work on SPIRIT RESPOSITORY
Decide on A of R swag
Finish media kit for A of R
Keep submitting backlog of short stories
Garden work
Get lawnmower
Rehabilitate back
Catch up with applications for year-long intensive workshop
Finish new brochure
Create list for local mailing
Work on anthology short story for July submission

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