Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly hop hosted by the ever-encouraging Viklit of Scribblings of an Aspiring Writer!
I'm going to just go for a combo post here, and say that I'm celebrating the progress I've made for the "Do You Have Goals?" Blog Hop. And I'm going on vacation next week!!! And I'm almost ready for A to Z (with a plan for handling it during vacation for a short time each day).
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:
1. Light Reflections, a small poetry book, out last month!
2. Champion in Flight, third draft steady but slow progress - the end is so close. I think I will make my March goal of finishing it completely by March 30th (Sunday afternoon)
3. Outlines, notes and various other concepts taking on more direction in my daily journal.
4. Short works published: "Robot Sonnet" in February, and "Green Planet" in March.
5. Subbed several items in January and February, but this month I just subbed just once with three poems from my Robot Sonnet group. For some reason the Robot in Robot Sonnet #1 has taken on a bit of a "character" and I keep writing sonnets for him. So far, I've been calling him Bard Robot in my head. I know, it's probably only funny to me. :) But who knows, maybe someone else out there likes a combo of Shakespeare, irony, and robots.
And as I type this up, I feel immeasurably better about the progress. This month has been challenging in some good ways, but for a bit I was feeling like my progress was null. Thanks to the reminder to write this post, I feel closer to reaching my goals.
Thank you, Misha and Beth for hosting this!
And for all the Big Dreamers out there, Way to Go!
And then, build that foundation under those dream castles!
You can do it!
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau