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So here's a semi-short run-down of Goals:
1. Publishing Goals:
This is an awesomesauce area for me this month.
Dynamic Writing 1 is out in paperback and I received one seriously awesome review and some wonderful shout-outs! Thank you!!!
2. Writing and Write 1 Sub 1 Goals:
I'm behind in my big projects - beware ye all who enter the revision cave while undergoing life transitions!
Write 1 Sub 1 has been good, though. I did receive four rejections, but I also had five mini hint stories and poems get published at 7x20, a twitter magazine. I wrote a new story, and subbed it, and I made sure that my rejections turned back into re-submissions. Currently, I have 12 stories in the "submission" cycle.
The five hint stories and poems: Bare Ghost Pepper Salt Resolutions Candlewick The Tail of a Star
Mostly nothing got done here, but I did ask for some help with book reviews and a book blog tour, and I received some wonderful responses! Thank you!
4. Exercise Goals:
Well, I didn't make my 40 miles of walking and 40 miles of biking.
I walked 32 miles and biked 25. And, I did about a total of 60 minutes of yoga/stretching for the whole month. The month isn't over yet and I hope to get out on at least one or two more bike rides and short walks.
5. Invitational Goal:
I invited the whole canoe and kayak team to a celebration for one of our athlete-coaches who went off to OSU for college. I didn't have to host it at my house, which made it all much easier.
6. Spiritual Goals:
Prayer life has had ups and downs as usual. I started helping lead an Alpha group but missed the second meeting due to that massive sinus headache. This weekend, I'll be running a scavenger hunt at a youth game night on Saturday, and teaching a lesson on the first few chapters of Genesis for youth Sunday school. (I'm not the regular lead teacher in there, but I'm teaching this week because the lead teacher is currently cheering for his kayaking daughter at the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Poland. She's a good friend of my daughters, so we're cheering for her from home. So far, she took 7th in the semi-final for the 1000m race.)
How are your goals working out for you?
And, do you surround yourself with goal-orientated people who inspire you, challenge you, and encourage you? I'm going to focus on that for my IWSG post next week.
Book News (If you have some, send me an e-mail):
Milo James Fowler, speculative fictioneer and published author of novellas, poems, and hundreds of short stories, has his first novel out!
Captain Quasar and the Space-Time Displacement Conundrum
Captain Quasar is out of time.
Pursued by vengeful Goobalob toll collectors, savage Arachnoid bounty hunters, and formidable Amazonians, Captain Bartholomew Quasar must do whatever he can to keep the crew of theEffervescent Magnitude out of harm's way. All in a day's work--except time is not on his side.
Torn from the present to relive his past, he vows to keep mistakes from occurring the second time around. But is he doomed to repeat history? Or can he erase his regrets?
Villains will be vanquished. Lives will be lost. Bonds will be betrayed. Heroes will be heroic.
Join the crew of the Effervescent Magnitude for a hilarious time-traveling space adventure the likes of which you've never seen!
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