October To-Do List

Forget Halloween—this to-do list is scary!

  1. Finish Misery long poem, as well as two others I've started
  2. Write articles for RWP and Bread and Circus
  3. Collaborate on article with Erin
  4. Finish Eat, Pray, Love
  5. Read and review Conquering Venus
    (Also waiting in the wings are Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and The Gift)
  6. Work on interview with Joseph for poetry journal
  7. Review galleys for Underlife (still waiting for them to arrive)
  8. Plan book release party
  9. Prep for Mass Poetry Festival
  10. Complete video project
  11. Work on Web site
  12. Submit to four journals
  13. Revise manuscript #2

Yes, there's a lot here. I tend to a) have way too much on my plate and b) procrastinate. Guess it works for me on some level, but I'd rather have too much to do than not enough. The No. 1 priority is writing, which should be easier for the next two weeks because my parents are in town helping out with the kids. The plan is to give myself two hours a night to complete something on this list. Brutal, but completely doable.

What does your to-do list look like?


Jessie Carty said…
it is sort of scary how similar parts of your to do list are to mine! i might need to post one this week as well :)

U can do it!
January said…
We'll get through this month together!

Do you have a blog, Jessie? You mentioned YouTube. Would you post the link again? Thanks.
Jessie Carty said…
I do have a blog, thanks for asking :)


I vlog for myself at http://www.youtube.com/charlottepoet

but I also publish YouTube's only literary magazine at

or info at


my comment verifaction word was - fatings too funny
Collin Kelley said…
That is one helluva a list (I'm honored to be on it). Mine is similarly out of control. I would so love to have a personal assistant. I've always wanted staff. lol
Odessa said…
oh dear, i don't have any..does that seem normal? good luck on your list! i seem to remember during NaPoWriMo days when you said that you write more when under pressure :)
January said…
Odessa, if you don't have a list consider yourself lucky!

Collin, too bad I can't put my kids to work for me. But once they learn to read, I will officially hire them as staff! *smile*
January said…
Jessie, you can link your Blogger profile to your Wordpress blog. That will make it easier to find you.

I'll check out your blog and links later today. Thanks for posting.
Jessie Carty said…
Thanks for the tip. I thought since I no longer used blogger I wouldn't be able to list wordpress but I found a way! :)
Yikes! I keep forgetting about our "interview!" Supposed to be an oline exchange, right? We'll get to it! Sighs.

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