Jul 31 2015

Hot Goals for August

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July can’t be over, can it? I swear I missed a week!


humor productive at the unproductive
I took some great writing classes this month. I procured an expert to help me polish my query to perfection, and another expert to help get my first 20 pages to shine. The floggings are vital to success, so I’m grateful for them.


Here are my current goals and review of goals from the past, in my normal list format:



  • Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction)
  • Survive at least another 40 years



2015 Goals:


  • Have 5000 Twitter followers ~ currently at 4416 — up 18 from last month
  • Update / redo what-are-they.com (Done!)
  • Download the update for my blog theme, whatever that might entail
  • Support Diverse Books
  • Four Reading Challenges
  • After editing fantasy novel, get new query letter out there ~some technical progress made toward this goal



Boutofbooks Aug 2015
Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Goals for August:


  • Comment on at least 15 blogs
  • Keep hacking away at that fantasy novel
  • Read and Review 4 books this month
  • Be a blog tour stop for Misha’s War of Six Crowns books on the 7th
  • Keep my eye on Pitchwars
  • Take part in Bout of Books on the 17th
  • Have a fun birthday


Camp NaNoWriMo 2015 winner @JLenniDorner


Review of Goals for July:


  • Comment on at least 12 blogs Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Work on my fantasy novel for CAMPNANOWRIMO Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Finish reading and reviewing 2 books ~ I finished and reviewed one. The other will be revealed next week. For the love of Misha, come back for that!
  • Catch up on the 3 reviews from last month’s books Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goalReviews of Books Read in June #firstreads #NewToYouRC
  • Vote for a 500-word story every weekday until it’s over at Write Club Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal


Congratulations to Lisa Dunn for her winning Commando Grace entries at Write Club.
 (Commando refers to a lack of a certain item of clothing, resulting in much hilarity.)

Hope you’ve have a great month!


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  1. You’re doing really well on Twitter. I hope you have a fun birthday.
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    • Misha on July 31, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    You made some great progress! Well done!

    Thanks again for helping me spread the word about my books. 🙂
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  2. July did fly by. This week especially.
    You did great on your goals. Good luck with August.
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  3. Is July over already?!
    A great set of goals and well done on what you have achieved.
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  4. Procrastinators are just misunderstood perfectionists! Here’s to reaching your goals when you’re ready.
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    1. Indeed!

  5. Yay for the virtual flogging! lol That’s awesome you’ve been able to make some progress and advance your craft 😀
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