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 Slow Sand Goals
  

Jeana Steele Burton: $20 at $5/month 

May: Write 1 chapter in my memoir; submit next month for critique. 

June: Write 1 chapter in my memoir; submit next month for critique.

July: Write 1 chapter in my memoir; submit next month for critique.

 

August: Write 1 chapter in my memoir; submit next month for critique.

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Jerry Eckert: $40 at $10/month 

May:

Rewrite "Africa Weeping" for Sanders review re: arc.  Revise and submit "Trappers Genes" to Memoir and n.l.t. six other outlets

June:
By end of june, 2013, have memoir ready to start querying. Send to n.l.t. 5 small presses and 25 agents by end of August, 2013

July:
Set up a functioning website. 
August:
Have at least 10 chapters of "Fire in the Grass" drafted by August 31, 2013.

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Denise Fisher: $25 at $5/month

February: 
Write minimum 300 words per day (per Anne Lamott) at least five days a week DONE

March:
Same as Feb. plus get essay in shape for critique.

April:
Plant potatoes, cole crops and greens, and decide if the essay is stand-alone.
If essay is stand-alone, revise and fine-tune per critique advice
If essay is not stand-alone, listen for hints of direction for additional essays and start writing.

May:
Get new essay ready for submission in between weeding and planting tomatoes, peppers.

June:
Revised: Take breaks from planting beans, pumpkins & melons to write minimum 300 words a day, three days a week and read a chapter of something two days a week.
July:
Get essay ready for submission.
August:
Either revise essay after critique or get a new essay ready for submission.

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Teresa Funke: $30 at $5/month

January:
(my goal for January was just to survive, which I did. I've never been so swamped with work and it hurts). DONE

February:
Start reading my research books for new book and thinking about outline--FORFEIT

March:
Start research for new book

April:
Finish outline of book   Do drafts of chapters 1-3

May:
Do draft of chapter 4 (May is looking SUPER busy)

June:
Drafts of Chapters 5-6
July:

Work on children's novel (no I'm serious this time) and write new essay (just to see if I still can)

August:
Work on children's novel and revise essay 

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Jean Hanson: $50 at varying amounts/month

January:  $5 forfeit

February:  $10
* Set up one or more writing areas following stimulus control guidelines. (First  step: clear office & art room from 2/17-2/24) DONE
* Purchase and install program Freedom on writing computer  DONE 2/10
* Port novel into Scrivener & install S on all computers to be used. Or use Neo? DONE 2/20
* Create graph (online? on website?) DONE 2/10
* Set writing schedule. DONE 2/.17. Start Monday 30 minutes/day. Trial. morning. If hate it, try evening.
* Choose contingency system  DONE 2/17: Can read NYTimes in morning if previous day's writing finished. Also no glass of wine with dinner unless day's writing finished. Can't check email until day's writing done or answer phone or door. Can clear desk after day's writing finished.
* Take inventory from book to determine all the ways in which I'm screwed up DONE 2/17
* Decide on rituals. DONE 2/17. Relaxation ritual: 5 min. meditation and/or 15 minute walk. Writing specific ritual: Put out specific notebook and fountain pen...flowers on desk?
* Do not agree to any more big commitments DONE 2/20
Choose 2-3 projects to put into rotation (novel, plus ??). DONE 2/17. Essays: The Kind of Person That. Consumption. April essay. Possibly short story: Burglars, Seed, Milkman, Gun. Drag these out of old folders, print up.

March:  $10
* Write 30 minutes/day, 4 days/week EXCEPT when in Wisconsin for 1 week per month
* Chart progress

April:  $5
* Evaluate methods and revise as necessary

May: $10
* Have 2 more chapters ready for critique

June: $10
Get 10 more pages of novel ready for sanders critique
July: 5
Work on additional 10 pages of novel for sanders critique
August:
Write goal here
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Sara Hoffman

Currently on leave.

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Kathryn Hulings: $5 at $5/month 

June:

Finish this month’s round of submitting queries and entering competitions for my memoir
On the “board,” map out a 3 x 5 card story arc of A Fast Pool
Begin essay, “Getting Ready”
Send out essay ,“Light,” to three places.
Consider sending out “Ink” and “My Bra.”

 

July

Prepare for Mayborn Conference Workshop:  Read and critique; and prepare pitch

Finish story arc of A Fast Pool

After Sanders critique of "Light," rewrite / polish and send out if ready

Keep going on "Getting Ready"

Consider sending out “Ink” and “My Bra.”

After Mayborn, consider another round of agents / publishers

 


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Paul Miller:  $30 at $5/month

January:
Seriously consider making goals through mid-year. Done

February:
Re-write essay lost when laptop broke. Make comprehensive list of excuses for non-production re: slackerschedulebitch’s request. Done

March:
Revise essay post-SSWS critique. Done

April:
Continue organizing story inventory. Mope about non-progress on phantom memoir. Done, esp. moping

May + June:
Continue organizing story inventory, think about collecting essays under unified theme(s). Consider fate of latest essay (Art of Cool).
Prepare daily writing schedule for July. Send something, anything.
July:
Start or continue working on A. Proulx-type fiction piece(s). Post writing schedule.

Send something, anything.
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Karla Oceanak :$30 at $5/month

February:
Finish Egghead and send to press DONE

March:
Finish All Me, All the Time and send to press DONE

April:
Draft at least half of Finicky NOT DONE IN APRIL

May:
Draft at least half of Finicky

June:
Send Finicky to press and draft at least half of Glitch


Up to my eyeballs in Aldo till Aug. Maybe this fall I can work on a different project for a while.
 

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Kay Rios: $30 at $5/month

January:
Forfeit.

February:
Take inventory provided by Jean and discuss/set up writing contingency system. DONE

March:
Set up and follow writing schedule, but with limitations: time, # pieces, etc. DONE#

April:
Choose one piece to present to Sanders for April critique date for a line-by-line edit during the meeting. Select the essay/story/chapter that seems to you to be the most finished and LEAST in need of line editing. DONE

May: Edit one old piece at least three times DONE

Outline "Trust Me" musical and draft lyrics for title song DONE

Enter 3 competitions DONE

June:
Write one new piece that starts from character...instead of high concept.

Write new essay on Softball

Enter 5 competitions (or submissions)

Rewrite pool essay

July:
Write goal here
August:
Write goal here

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Debby Thompson: $30 at $5/month

January: 
six journal entries, (already missed)

February: 
draft of short piece (probably Hamsters), DONE

March:
draft of short piece, DONE

April: 
draft of longer piece (Rescue?), DONE (ISH)

May: 
draft of "The Last Seance"

June: 
draft of one larger piece (Rescue?  Goodwill?);

revise Hamster;

revise Scavenger
July:

polish all pieces (Hamster, Scavenger, Seance, Zumba) and send out to at least two places apiece
August:
Write goal here 


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