Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
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Quarterly Goal Review for 2013 (Not fooling!)

good progress, done!, not started

Artwork:
(these goals may overlap)

*A least two sketches for each Sketch Fest - so far, well on track!
*6 color pieces or paintings - all finished! I'd still like to do a larger piece or two.
*6 Portrait Adoption pieces, finished for submission - 2 down!
*6 stamp/card images, finished in ink - 4 down!
*6 Torn World pieces (sketches at least) - 5 down, several others in progress
*2 complex coloring book pages - hmm...

Writing:

*2 non-fiction pieces.
*25 short stories - at least 15 of which should be Torn World Big Plot stories and 2 of which should NOT be Torn World stories. - 6 stories here, all 6 of which are towards Big Plot things at Torn World.
*6 poems. - 4 down
*Revise the Upheaval novel with an eye towards either selling it, or releasing it as a serial in 2014. - no progress.

Personal Career:

*Submit at least 12 things to paying markets or licencors. Art, fiction or non-fiction, short, long... whatever. I'm a big chicken about submitting and I need to get over that already. - I've done this with art, but really should with some writing, too.
*Finish Rails (so very, very close!) and release it as an ebook. (Plus print copy?? Kickstarter?? Illustrate it if we meet stretch goals??) - Writing done! Though there may be a demand for some extras, depending on the Kickstarter.
*Finish my own coloring book, print it through Dateline, and decide whether or not I will continue publishing coloring books as a whole. Kickstart this? - plowing forwards! Waiting on Amazon Payments to move their butts.
*Continue with freelance programming. 4 hours a week is my goal here, including work sponsored via Sketch Fest, etc. - Most weeks I make this. Sleepless weeks, less so.

EMG:

*Re-evaluate Commission-Control. - Haven't given this more than a token of brainpower
*Expand and start advertising Portrait Adoption (big new feature upcoming!) - Er...
*Set up EMG-Zine to be non-updating, purge out the login pages, feature some of the best. Kickstart Volume 4? Really need to see more interest here before I push that. - mostly done.
*Evaluate coloring books. - in progress (see above)
*Get more active at Fantastic Portfolios as a critic. - fits and starts and stalls
*Monthly Sketch Fests. Continue to improve the site. - Oh yeah!
*Get Torn World out of the meander it's currently in and start pushing the big North Meets South plotline. Release something that furthers that plot every week. By the end of the year, pass Pure on the timeline, at the VERY least. I'd prefer to be further along than that. - Totally on course for this! YAY!
Tags: goals, year in review
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