Friday, September 25, 2015

Dream Goals Update and Captain Quasar

This week, I had a massive sinus headache for three days straight - with some minor relief on Wednesday morning that disappeared Wednesday afternoon. BTW, I don't take much for cold medicine because sometimes it messes with my thyroid medication and without some kind of working thyroid stuff going on, I fall asleep, forget things, and walk around in a physical and mental fog (plus, I get really cold, my heart slows down, and my metabolism gets to turtle pace). Of course, the sinus headache put me in much the same state except with added physical pain so I had to juggle whether or not I wanted to drink massive fluids and try all the natural remedies or if I wanted to mess up my thyroid medicine with cold medicine. I chose fluids, clearing my schedule for extra sleep, and natural remedies. Now, it's midday Friday and I actually feel okay, so I think it worked.

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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

3. Marketing
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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Luanne G. Smith said...

I have the same thyroid issues. Didn't know cold medicine interfered though. Ack! And well done on the exercise, even if you didn't hit your goals. That's still pretty good. :))

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Same here! And I also used to have bad sinus headaches.
Congratulations on the acceptance of those mini-stories.
Considering how you felt, I think you did all right with your exercise goals.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!

Well done on all the goals achieved. And you're right about the month not being over yet - let's keep going!

Looking forward to your IWSG post - sounds interesting.

And yeh for Milo!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I think it depends on the type of cold medicine and how major the thyroid issue is.

And, thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Alex!
I hope you don't have sinus headaches anymore!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Madeline! Yes, let's keep going!

Anonymous said...

That headache sounds awful. I'm glad you're feeling better. I think you've done great with your goals! Congrats on your new release and on your writing successes! Congrats to Milo, too! And good luck to your daughters' friend!

Misha Gerrick said...

Ugh, sinus headaches are the worst. You did well though! :-D

Anonymous said...

That sucks about your headache, but I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. I need to look at my goals for the month and see how I did and make new ones for October.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sinus headaches are the worst. You hurt too bad to even sleep.

I need to start setting more prayer goals. I could use that in my life right now.

H. R. Sinclair said...

I echo everyone's sentiment that sinus headaches are sucky! Hopefully it's getting better every day. You did pretty darn good with all your goals.

SK Anthony said...

I'm glad it's working! Hope you get back to feeling 100% better soon! I think considering the sinus headaches, you did great with the goals. Ugh marketing . . . I didn't much with it either. I'm not sure I even had time for goals this month . . . oh wait, publishing a book and I did that, I guess I reached one LOL.

Woohoo for Dynamic Writing1!!! ;)

Carol Kilgore said...

Glad you're better. I hate sinus headaches. Good goals and accomplishments!

Denise Covey said...

Sorry to hear about your sinus trouble, Tyrean. Hope you're all good now. Awesome goals! I wish you every good wish for completion of each and every one. Sounds very holistic! I am tearing through edits so I can publish my paranormal for Halloween! :-)

Spanj said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill, and I hope you're feeling all better now. Congratulations on the release, and I hope some of your submissions turn into acceptances. I'll look forward to hearing about them next month.

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cleemckenzie said...

I think this is the year for sinus problems. Man, have I had them. So bad that my teeth ached and I thought my teeth were going to fall out. Fortunately, that didn't happen and the sinus is clearing up. As to goals, I'm way behind in any that I set out. Oh well, there's always next week.

Cherie Reich said...

I hope you're still feeling better! It sounds like you've done well with your goals. Congrats to Milo!

Heather R. Holden said...

Oh, yikes! So sorry about the sinus headache. That sounds brutal! :(

Congrats on all the goals you've accomplished, though! Really loving those hint stories, as always. (I'm especially fond of "The Tail of a Star"!)

Michelle Wallace said...

Sorry to hear that you've been ill... a 3-day headache sounds terrible.
Congrats on publication of all the hint stories!
Overall, I think you did well with your goals!
Congrats to Milo! A while back, I won a collection of his haikus. He's a great writer/poet.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I hate having headaches. I have low blood pressure and when I get sick, my BP drops and I feel like a zombie. All I want to do is nothing.

Excellent headway on the goals! You ever want me to give you a should out on my blog, just shoot me an email. I'd love to help!

Crystal Collier said...

Here, have some cheese in case that headache comes back. (Mean headache.) I'm a goal person, but I've found in recent years my goals have to be flexible around the kids and life.

Yay for Milo and the Realms!

M Pax said...

Hope you're better by now. I'd like to chat with you sometime about your short story goals. I have similar goals, but haven't been able to get them started much. You got all that done and not feeling well? Youo're amazing, Tyrean.

Karen Lange said...

Glad you are feeling better. Sounds like you have some great goals. I need to revisit my goal list - have had pending projects the last few weeks and I've just been happy to get my desk sort of organized. LOL Need to focus on some long term projects soon. Congrats to Milo!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Sorry about the sinus infection and those things are the worst so it's probably better that you skipped the cold medication. 60 minutes? Nice

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! Many thanks to all of my commenters. I've had a crazy busy week so I went to visit your blogs and have kept my reply comments here to just a few, including this one. I hope that you all know that I appreciate your kind and heartfelt thoughts.

TBM said...

I really hope the headache is gone by now. if not, yikes!