Done for the Semester


I’ve turned in the final grades for my class, which means I am done for the semester!

I love teaching. I’ve missed it in the 4 1/2 years since my baby was born. If you can’t tell from the pictures, I teach computers. Specifically Spreadsheets and Databases. I’ll probably teach again next Spring, which means I’ll have the summer and fall to do other stuff.


…and edit.

…and polish.

…and finally send that query letter out!

Last week I listed some of my thoughts regarding the goals for this Round of Words in 80 Days. I knew when this round began that I was going to have to do less writing until the semester was over, but then I would jump into the round when the semester ended.

My goals for the remainder of this round:

  • Do something writing-related six days a week.
  • Do a #1k1hr at least 3 times a week.
  • Finish a short story for the Calliope Mall anthology.
  • Read through and critique a story Geri sent me weeks (months?) ago, as well as the newer one she just sent.
  • Read through, scrutinize, and outline the script for the upcoming Star Trek: Phase II shoot.  I’ll be working on continuity this time around, so I need to be intimately familiar with every scene. (No, I didn’t write it.) The shoot happens just after this ROW80 round ends.
  • Instead of immediately diving into “The Story” that will be submitted to an agent, since I’ve been out of it for several months (only writing my serial short and the occasional side project) I will first re-write one of the others, probably Under the Radar, as a warm-up to get back into the world of Kingdom Come.
  • Look at all the stories I’ve begun and decide just how long to leave each on the shelf. I love my Steampunk Mermaid story, but there are other things I’d like to finish first.
  • Use this round to tie up or discard loose ends, and look towards the next round to churning out the rough draft for the novel I’d like to submit to an agent.
  • Sometimes I forget to list the regular blog stuff as goals, but it’s all still there. My serial short every Monday, SciFi Question of the Day every Tuesday, update for ROW80 every Wednesday, and I frequently link-up with Write On Edge on Fridays.

One more thing…

Happy release day Tiffany Reisz!

The Siren is out in e-book now, and will be out in print in a few months.

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About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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7 Responses to Done for the Semester

  1. Yayyy for classes being done! Fantastic goals too! You have a ton to do, but sounds like you have a great plan together. Have a good rest of the week!

  2. Juliana Haygert says:

    Woot for the end of semester! And gosh, lots of things to get done for the rest of the round! I’m sure you’ll do great!

  3. Happy End of the Semester! *high five from far away*

  4. kimpdx says:

    Your goals for the rest of the round sound great, and planning to adjust your goals after the semester ended was a good move, I think. I really like the way you phrased the first one. “Do something writing related” lets you take into account those things you need to do for the writing that aren’t specifically writing. I think I may need to borrow that.

    Thank you for you comment on my post. I have decided I’m taking that advice and will be posting my stories. I will be posting within specific parameters I’m going to set up for myself and for commenters, but I will be posting.

  5. Congrats on school being over, and I love how you’re using the rest of the round to tie up a lot of loose ends. Good luck!

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