Friday, June 25, 2010

One Goal Friday: June 25, 2010

Percolating. As in the drip, drip, drip of coffee brewing. It's steamy, smells great, and brings an excited anticipation of a rich experience to come. That's what my week was like. It was busy and productive in an almost-ready-but-not-quite way.

**Brief pause in the regular Friday goals here--please include Quiet Spirit in your prayers as she mourns the loss of her dear sister-in-law. Quiet Spirit writes beautiful devotions at her blog, Following My King, and I'm sure she would appreciate a kind comment if you would like to reach out to her. **

Last week my goal was to revise ten chapters of my final round of revisions based on critique advice. I exceeded that goal and managed to mark up the entire book. Now it's a matter of entering the changes.

Here are your goals from last week.
Tabitha: Start a new project
Jennifer S: Write 20 pages
Wendy: Make big decisions
Lynn: Write good piece on inspiration
Nancy: Downsize
Kelly F: Get up and face the blank page
Janna: Find balance between writing, kids, and home (me too!)
Paul: Do 20 min's yoga at least three times this week
Cindy: Make it to 40K
Julie: Edit chapter two of YA
Patti: Get two additional blockbuster chapters to agent
Karen L: More time in the Word
Maria: Begin research
T.Anne: Finish one proposal and start the next
Cluttered Brain: Continue walking to make the goal of 120 miles this summer (Welcome!)
Sherrinda: Edit one chapter a day
Katie: Add another 12k to ms
Maria: To not get fired and to celebrate Father's Day with Dad (Congrats on the promotion!)
Sharon: Enjoy the sun and write when the mood strikes

I hope you all had a fun time meeting your goals. I know I did!

This week my goal is to finalize all revisions and send the book to my critique partners. And as a side-note, I am also pre-plotting my next book, which is a whole lot of fun for me!

What one goal will enhance your life this week?

Please leave your goal in the comment section. Newcomers are welcome to participate, and don't worry if you can't stop by every Friday--my blog's goal isn't to add stress but to be a place of support.


  1. I did it! Same goal for next week. :) (thanks for this, Jill!)

  2. The goal this week is to get my windshield repaired (stone dingy) so I can get an inspection sticker before the 30th!

  3. Katie: Woo-hoo!! Way to go!
    CJ: Uggh. Inspection stickers. Good luck!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Made some big ol' decisions. That there I did.

    Next week I need to find time to edit and revise during vacation w/ in-laws.
    ~ Wendy

  5. I faced it!
    And it's not so blank any more, praise GOD!
    Looking forward to tonight...I've got a bunch of gross boys staying at my house lol

    My new goal for this week is keep my eyes open for EVERYTHING...keep my senses on overdrive and take in all I see, process it and learn from it.

    We're goign to the Holy Land Experience in Orlando with our Youth class, (Norm and I are the leaders) and I'm super excited to "experience" even the boring ride over there :D

    Keep our safety in your prayers.

  6. Good news about your week!
    I didn't complete my goal. But I did read buy a book on structuring a novel, and read.
    My goal this week is to let go, lay my family issue at God's feet, and not struggle so hard trying to come up with my own solutions.

  7. This is such a great and friendly way to keep us accountable.

    I didn't do too badly. Same goal for me. In fact, maybe that's my long-term goal. ;)

  8. I didn't reach my goal, but I got some other very important things done on my writing - so, I'm okay with it. This week, it's to get all of my upcoming writing tasks organized!

  9. Wendy: Yay! Good luck finding time to edit with company!

    Kelly: Woo-hoo!! Love it when the page is no longer blank! (I have a slew of 12/13-year old girls coming in a few hours. I'm mentally toasting you for courage and hope you are doing the same for me!)

    Lynn: Great! I love books on writing. And great goal for next week!

    Janna: Good! I'll mark it down--a continuous goal. Love it!

    Julie J: Yeah, it's not all writing, is it. Good job getting the other stuff done!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  10. Okay, so I didn't meet my goal. I only edited 4 chapters, but that is better than none at all, I suppose. I hope to get another one or two today. :)

    I'm going for the same goal for this coming week!!!!

  11. Jill, you're pre-plotting for your next book? Yay! I can't wait to read what this one is about :)

    I made my goal for last week and even polished up the first few chapters to create more tension. I'm going to set my goal at 58K for next week, though I'd love to break 60K.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. LOL Jill.
    Good luck with that!
    Will have you in my prayers :D

    These goals are so exciting!
    I can't wait till next Friday to see the progress.

    Praying for you, Lynn.
    God can handle it ALL
    AND give you rest and joy!

  13. Good luck on all of your goals! Congrats to those who accomplished theirs.

  14. Good luck on all of your goals! Congrats to those who accomplished theirs.

  15. I am so close to 75000 words it isn't funny and that's my goal for next Friday although I think I will have it read through again by then so I can copy it off and read it outloud:)

  16. OK - my goal for this weekend is to complete Chapter Ten on my novel. Not sure about the goal for next Friday...that's too far ahead to think about. ;-)

  17. OOOh my favorite part. Have fun plotting your new book.

    My goal for the week is to work toward a big finish as we near my daughter's wedding and to do it with joy.

  18. Jill:
    After almost two weeks of medical crisis/death of SIL. I still have to help husband decide what to do about the loose ends of her belongings. We did get part of our house straightened up in the middle of this ordeal.
    My goal for this coming week is to concentrate on helping my husband and a friend get things resolved and get her apartment cleaned, as much as I can.

  19. Hi Jill -

    After consulting with several writer friends, I revised my one-sheet for The Moses Conspiracy. Next week, I want to continue with edits and possibly work on some non-fiction stuff.

    Susan :)

  20. Made my goal and began my research! Looking forward to enriching my upcoming week by taking our Sunday School class out on the lake for a time of swimming and tubing fun. Pray for our safety and sanity!! Have a great weekend Jill - you go, girl! :)

  21. Second visit here. Nice blog, Jill.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, quietspirit.

    My goal is to get through 5 chapters of final revision this week.

  22. I will keep Quiet Spirit in my prayers. My goal this week, is to exercise at least 4 mornings

  23. Great goals, everyone! Praying for you to enjoy the upcoming week.

    Loree H: Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by!


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