Friday, February 28, 2014

Do You Have Goals? #writemotivation and Celebrate the Small Things! Whew.

Do You Have Goals? is a Big Dream blog hop hosted by Misha Gericke and Beth Fred. Writers are encouraged to dream up huge goals and then report their progress once a month.

My Big Dream goal is: to self-publish 2-3 books/novellas and some short works.

Progress so far: I self-pubbed a poetry book, Light Reflections, this month; Champion in Flight is on a slow but steady track for the final draft with outside proofreading help, and a hoped for release date in late April or early may. I also have several outlines in progress, and a couple of homeschool curriculum writing books underway. However, I didn't make as much progress as I would like to this month.

#writemotivation is a weekly check-in goal group, and although I'm struggling with posting weekly updates (I seem to have some really bad weeks), I am finding that helpful. These were my goals for the month.

1. Revise ten chapters of Champion in Flight. - Sort of reached this goal for the month. I went back over 6 chapters with proofreading, tweaked 7 more, and re-wrote one.

2. Finish critique of friend's novel. - Yes!!!

3. Bike 80 miles by the end of the month. - had a bad week in mid-month. Only clocked 63 miles.

4. Complete Write 1 Sub 1 challenge. - yes and no. I seem to sub every other week, but I did write 1 every week, and sub a total of 17 poems and two stories - poems are often subbed in groupings of three or more.

5. Drink 4+ glasses of water each day. - Yes, sometimes. And then, other days, I just drank way too much tea.

6. Jump in some puddles. - oops. I forgot the fun one. Does walking in slush in a ski parking lot count? Not quite.

7. Ski, laugh, and have fun with journal writing. - yes, yes, and yes. :)


Celebrate the Small Things: (An awesome weekly hop hosted by Viklit)
1. Everything in this post. Progress made. Goals written and actually checked, even if I couldn't cross them all off.

2. Ski day today!

3. My daughter's wrist is healing, although she doesn't get to try out for kayaking for two more weeks - doctor's orders.


What are you celebrating today? Have any Big Dream Goals?

 

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a lot out on submission!
Have a great day skiing.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I chuckled with the last two. Sounds like you're very busy accomplishing your goals. Good Luck. Have fun skiing!! (and thanks for a great review)

Suzanne Furness said...

Well done on all those goals. Sounds like you've been busy. Enjoy the skiing.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You did pretty good for the month. I don't drink enough water either.

Angeline Trevena said...

Publically declaring goals is such a great motivator to achieve them, and it looks like you're certainly doing that. Good luck with March!
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cleemckenzie said...

Impressive submission list! And you drink all that water, too. Great goals. Here's to reaching all of them.

LD Masterson said...

I was so-so on completing my monthly goals but I did do one that's been following me from month to month for awhile. I reached to an old friend I'd let fall away and we're getting together for dinner.

Great job on yours.

Julie Flanders said...

I'm sorry your daughter was hurt but glad her wrist is healing. I'm impressed with your submissions - well done! And big congrats on the poetry book.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Sounds like you have been busy. I am super impressed with your submissions.

VikLit said...

Progress made sounds a great celebration!

Heather Holden said...

Looks like you accomplished quite a bit. Congrats! Good luck with all the publishing goals you've set for yourself!

ruthlivingstone said...

Well done, sounds like you are making great progress with those goals.

Medeia Sharif said...

I love the sort of's and yeses. You're making progress. :)

J. Lenni Dorner said...

Snow puddles... lol.
Good job on accomplishing what you have.

Heather Cashman said...

Who cares about the puddles if you got to ski! Sounds like you did pretty well, and any progress is progress! Congrats.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yes, yes and yes!

Julie Luek said...

I am constantly revising my goals and making new ones. I thrive on having something to work towards and then am gentle when I must compromise a few. You are doing so well!

Cara H said...

I gave up on big dream goals. They only lead to big heartache and big disappointment. At this point I only have much smaller goals, which mean nothing to anyone but me.