Here is the update on my goals toward self-employment and my writing life:
I have completed one grant application and started on a second.
I have six art essays for magazines and museums in the works.
I am editing one anthology and two literary journals.
I am critiquing one novel.
I have submitted parts of my MFA thesis to 4 literary journals.
I have studied 6 top-tier literary journals and magazines to determine whether my work is a good fit for each publication.
I have saved $2,000. (GOAL = $5,000).
And most importantly: I continue to write.