Friday, March 31, 2017

March 2017 Goals Post

Although I had said I would take an internet break for two complete weeks, I'm back.


Because I love this hop.

So, I'm here for a tiny moment today - trying to keep it short. 

My main goal last month was to get healthy.

Just mostly recovered from my first surgery (gallbladder removal), I had a surprise phone call from my gynecologist. A cancellation freed up a surgery spot on March 20th. So, less than a month after my gallbladder was removed, I had four fibroids, several cysts, my uterus, and my fallopian tubes all removed. They left my ovaries so I wouldn't go into medical menopause. Thanks to all the amazing prayers, encouragement, and the anesthesiolist's understanding of my body's inability to break down drugs quickly, I had a fairly quick first and second day recovery. I still have a long ways to go, but I feel much stronger than I expected to at this point.

So my main goal for April is still to get completely healed from both surgeries.

My second goal is to do whatever I can to help and encourage my eldest daughter to make a great decision for her college years and her future. At this moment, she is considering bio-engineering as a major. Six universities have accepted her and most have offered merit scholarships. It's her turn to make a decision and it feels huge. 

My third goal is to get a bunch of writing done on my main WIP in April. I'm not going to name a word count at this point, but I'm going to go for it.

Some blessings this last month have been:

The Hero Lost Anthology Authors rock. I have never worked with a group of people to promote a book before this and they are wonderful!

My short story "Here There Be Dragons" made it into the Book Dreams Anthology

My short story "New Answers" was published at The Crawl Space Journal. 
A new drabble that I wrote this year "Worries in the Sand" was published at A Story in 100 Words.
Another new drabble "I Didn't Know His Name" was published at The Drabble.
"My Hope" at Story 100. 
(At the end of May, I'll do a mini-report back about Duotrope - where I've been finding short story markets.)

I finally started up a newsletter that I think will work.

I've been using Hootsuite and I like it. I prepped two weeks worth of stuff before I went in for surgery.  


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tyrean - gosh lots going on ... and I'm so pleased the surgeries seem to have been a success - now just take care and heal: slowly and thoroughly. Good luck to your daughter to - sounds like she's on the right path ... all the best - Hilary

Cherie Reich said...

I'm so glad your surgery went well! Been thinking of you!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

So glad to hear you're doing well and feeling stronger! Congrats on the stories - that's awesome!

Good luck to your daughter. How wonderful to have such a career goal and the opportunities/choices to go after it. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What a blessing it's all come together and you are recovering. That's a lot in a short period.
Six acceptances and most with scholarships? Good for your daughter!

krystal jane said...

Glad the recovery is going well! That's so much to go through so close together.

Congratulation on the publications!! That's exciting. Looking forward to hearing about Duotrope. I've heard about it, but I don't know much.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Just take it slow and let the recovery happen.

That's wonderful news for your daughter. She has so many options now.

Stephanie Faris said...

Health is a very important thing! Glad you're on your way to getting well!

J Lenni Dorner said...

Wow! You had a really rough month. Sorry to hear about all the surgery and such. I hope you heal up and feel as good as possible soon!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm glad to hear your surgery went well. Take your time. I had 4 C-sections and came out of them swinging right back into action. But when I had an emergency operation similar to yours, it took much longer to recover. The college decision is huge so I wish your daughter well in picking the right fit for her. Congrats on all the writing success.

cleemckenzie said...

It's hard to ignore hops that are interesting, so I understand how you returned! Enjoy.

Yvonne Ventresca said...

I hope you continue to heal well!

Magic Love Crow said...

I am so happy the surgery went well! Please continue to take care of yourself! Sending healing prayers! All the best to your daughter! Wishing you all the best with your writing! Big Hugs!