As part of my Spring-cleaning, I've taken out The Governess, shaken her out, dusted her off, and begun again to finish this project. I'm in the middle of Chapter 44-Escape. Having shaken loose some of the inexperience from before when I worked on her, I'm finding lots of POV variances. I'm struggling with the desire to change them completely. Some I have, and I'm very happy. Other scenes have been split so many ways, at this point, I simply refuse to change what I have. I've cleaned them up and made sure that the reader at least knows who is speaking, but the content was good already. I felt it was a waste of my precious time to do more. I may change my mind yet, or I just simply might regret this decision. I don't know yet. For now, I'm just happy to move on to the next chapter.
My goal is to be self-published by June, if not before. May sounds much better to me. :) This project has taken up so much of my time. I began the original manuscript on January 2, 2008, the year after chemo. I wanted a new goal for that year. It was successful at diverting my attention away from sadder, more difficult things. But I want to see it finished. There is great satisfaction in seeing our goals completed, if for no other reason than to say, "I've done it."
So join me in 'getting goals done'. It's a great feeling. What are your goals?
Happy reading & writing!