Jun 27 2014

Midway Through This Year Goals

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Half the year is gone! Can I remain on track for the next half? Thanks to my participation in this hop, I believe that I can. So here’s my current goals and review of goals from the past:



  • Publish two decent-selling book series


2014 Goals:

  • Publish something every week on this blog (ie: Sunday Seven)
  • Have 5000 Twitter followers ~ currently at 3,505 — up 90 from last month!


Goals for July:

  • Keep up on Twitter follows
  • Remember to tweet for #WW #WriterWednesday  and  #ReaderhuRsday #RR
  • Participate in Camp NanoWriMo
  • Enter the writing contest my instructor recommended
  • Keep up with the fantasy writing class
  • Move on to the next lesson in the writing for youth class
  • Visit and comment on 30 other blogs
  • Vote and watch #WRiTECLUB2014 every Monday and Thursday
  • Update / redo what-are-they.com and existenceseries.com
  • Finish reading 2 books


~For those of you who want to set goals,

but are unsure where to start-

click here to check out a bucket list!

I did not write it,

but I am half way through it. ~

Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything quote found on the blog of J Lenni Dorner

Review of Goals for June:

  • Keep up with the Fantasy writing class I’m taking. (Only 2 parts left!) ~ Accomplished
  • Complete homework for lesson 2 for the writing for youth readers class ~ Accomplished
  • Figure out the rules/ logic for this grammar question

Survey results:

“Bob, someone is at my desk waiting to meet you. Come with me.” Said Tom.

“Bob, someone is at my desk waiting to meet you. Come with me,” said Tom.

image of survey results

Expert answers:


For a short line of dialogue, attributives usually go at the end, like so:

“Help me find my leopard skin pillbox hat,” said Daphne.



“I’m looking for some trash bags.” Said Murdock.


“I’m looking for some trash bags,” said Murdock.

(“said” is kept lowercase, and a comma is used, NOT a period.)

  ~ Accomplished

  • Visit at least 30 A to Z challenge blogs on the “road trip” ~ Accomplished
  • Celebrate Native American Citizenship Day on the 15th ~ Accomplished
  • Celebrate my dad on Father’s Day on the 15th ~ Accomplished
  • On June 16, be 1 of the 32 #WRiTECLUB2014 ~ I’ll get back to you on that
  • Work on my fantasy book series/ collection ~ Mentally, yes. Actual writing… umm…not as much as I’d have liked.
  • catch up on Twitter follows ~ Partly Accomplished
  • post results from the vestibule survey and contest ~ Accomplished
  • Spread the word about my assistant’s aunt’s missing cat ~ Accomplished (Cat still missing though.)



Review of Other Previous Goals:

  • To get 300 signers on the what-are-they.com guestbook.  ~ currently at 117
  • To get a literary agent.  ~ Still working on it.
  • To finish writing book two of the existence series.   ~On hold.
  • Work on Fraction of Existence rewrite ~ Not much progress this month
  • Work on the other fantasy book series ~ Not much progress this month
  • Work on query letter ~ Not much progress this month


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    • Misha on June 27, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Wow you seem to be on a roll. 😀
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    1. Indeed. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

    • Shah on June 27, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    You have a mighty list! Well done and keep up the great work. 🙂
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    1. Thank you.

    • Hana on June 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Ohh…a fantasy writing class. That sounds amazing. As for goals you’re juggling a lot and managing to keep those balls elegantly in the air. (Crappy metaphor–but what I’m trying to say is you’re pretty amazing). Looking forward to seeing what you chip away at next month. 🙂
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    1. Thanks so much. I’m trying not to make an R rated joke on the balls metaphor…. LOL. Yay for being in the air. 😉

  1. Wow…that’s a lot of Twitter follows! I’m following you now, so you’re one more closer!
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    1. I’m following you too. 🙂

    • Deb on June 27, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Hi there! Thanks for featuring my tweets. 😀 Good luck with all your goals. I miss being part of a Write Club (had one in college), but finding the time nowadays…sheesh!
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    1. You MORE than deserve it for talking through query tips with me. 🙂 Thank you so much for your insights.

  2. Hi and good luck with your goals 🙂
    I’ve followed you on Twitter – doing my best to help lift those numbers 🙂
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    1. Thank you so much. 🙂 I just followed you back.

  3. Damn, this goals list is IMPRESSIVE. I am not that productive!!
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    1. Thanks. 🙂
      If only my July had actually worked out as well as planned. LOL.

    • Joyce on August 3, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    You have some pretty ambitious goals. Good luck for the rest of the year.
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    1. Thank you

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