If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, January 10, 2011

20 rejections for 2011

First- I want to reach 20 rejections in 2011. Once I have hit this mark I will make my collage. I'm not sure what all I am going to do with it yet, perhaps I will find a place on my wall to remind myself what I have gone through to get where I am.


Second- I am going to have at least three new stories written.


Third- I am going to keep doing movie nights with my children.


 Fourth- I plan to complete my Bachelors in English and start towards my Masters degree.


 Fifth- Continue doing open mic nights.


 Of course this is not all of my goals, but it is a start on big ones I wish to accomplish. I have a lot of little ones that I know I can meet because I do them every year. What is one goal you wish to accomplish? Please tell me in the comments I'm curious to know.

23 comments:

B.E.T. said...

Those sound like great goals for the year. Mine...well I shoot high. I want to get nothing but A's for the next three semesters, and I want a contract with somebody by the end of the year.

Will there be any origami out of these rejections? :D It could be a focal point of sorts...

LTM said...

awesome--open mic nights! I wish my girls would do movie nights w/me, but they're too antsy. And I think it's a good goal w/your queries b/c then you have a better chance of being picked up~ whee! best of luck. <3

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck with all your goals. You're doing a lot!

And who knows, maybe you won't get 20 rejections.

gideon 86 said...

Summer, make a fantastic fairy out of the letters.

Goals, hmmm. To have my short story or novel picked up or a lighter note to win a contest with a fantastic book as the prize. That might be a lot easier. Then again ....

Michael

Talei said...

Finish my revisions and start querying! And then write some more! ;) Good luck with yours too and I have to say - loving your new look blog here! Happy New Year Summer! ;) xx

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

How do you plan to celebrate those 20 rejections?
I plan to polish my book's sequel - and hope my publisher accepts it!

Cleverly Inked said...

Huge goals! They sound so worth it.I know you can do it!

Margo Benson said...

Great goals, Summer. Mine are similar as we also do open mics and I'd love some pieces, however small, to be published.

Ellie said...

I love your first goal, achieving 20 rejections in 2011. On first reading it might seem negative, but to receive rejections you need to submit. And if you may just find that all those rejections you expect don't come along!

Talli Roland said...

These are great goals, Summer! Good luck! And Happy New Year.

Tony Benson said...

Open mic nights - cool! What kind of thing do you do there? Margo and I are members of a little folk group called Three Ravens (hence the avatar), so we're starting do open mic nights too.

Good luck with your plans.

N. R. Williams said...

I like the rejection idea. I hate those things and to turn it in to art is to go forward in a positive way.

I will write, the write and yet write some more. I also want a dedicated spot for my art.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

The Words Crafter said...

Whoa, that's an impressive list! Good luck, especially with finishing school!

Old Kitty said...

I love these goals!!! I like the idea of making a collage out of your rejections. Mind you, I hope you never get to 20 rejections!!!!!

My one goal is to really try and focus!!! As I've been far to scatty brained lately!

Take care
x

Jules said...

Right now my one goal....not to be homeless at the end of year. :) My one hope.... you NEVER reach 20 rejections :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Taryn Tyler said...

Finish my associates. I'm fairly confident I can do that one.

I love that you have goals on how many rejections you want. Definately puts some of the presssure off.

Elena Solodow said...

Land that agent.

The Golden Eagle said...

I want to finish one of my novels. I've been working on one in particular for over a year now, and it's about time I got it done!

Good luck with your goals!

Talei said...

Hi Summer, just popping by again - I wanted to let you know I have a little something for you on my blog too. ;) Have a lovely week! x

RaShelle said...

Hey Summer - these are some fun/fantastic goals. Open mic nights sounds like a blast. Good luck with all of them. =D

Tony Benson said...

I'm back to say that since your blog is so stylish, I've awarded you the Stylish Blog Award. You can see it at:

http://firesidepark.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

Corey said...

i like the idea of getting rejections, and measuring it by that. because at least that means that people are reading. you are bound to find someone who wants your writing if you keep submitting!

Jolene said...

I LOVE that you've posted your goals - and the rejection one is my favorite!

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