Jul 29 2016

Melting Summertime Goals

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Life was interrupted by the death of a dear friend of my Snookums. It was an especially difficult funeral thanks to the protestors (a gay, Muslim, restaurant critic — the trifecta for hate). In the wake of this, we’ve been taking a few more day trips and mini vacations to focus on living. Thus, I fell behind on my reading goal. HOWEVER, I finally nailed down that pesky theme update. (That was on the list since last year!)


  • Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction)
  • Survive at least another 39 years
  • There’s also the Bucket List.


2016 Goals:

@JLenniDorner on Twitter

  • Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6175 — UP 59 from last month
  • Download the update for my blog themeMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Keep Supporting Diverse Books
  • Be part of 4 blog hops/fests.Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Participate in at least 2 #OABookClub reads 1 down!
  • Rewrite and edit my urban fantasy novel, then get the new query letter out there PUBLISHGetting closer!
  • Enter 3 writing contests 1- Entered #WRiTECLUB2016, got in. 2- Entered and won OA Flash Fiction
  • Publish or be published somewhereMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goalx3!
  • Participate in Reading Challenges


Goals for August:

  • Leave a comment on 30 blogs
  • Read and review five books
  • Find more Debut Authors to feature at OA
  • Take part in Bout of Books
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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Review of Goals for July:

  • Leave a comment on 30 blogsMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Read and review four booksNaughty List because @JLenniDorner failed to accomplish this goal60% of 1
  • Find more Debut Authors to feature at OAMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Take part in the “Just couldn’t put it down” bloghopMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal

@JLenniDorner is the Interviewer for the Operation Awesome blog Debut Author Spotlight on Wednesdays Would you please take a moment to share the debut author image? It would mean a great deal not only to me, but to any debut author who is interviewed as a result. Thanks so much!

Checklist for goals found on Pinterest

Have goals? Need encouragement? This blog hop is for you!


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  1. I love your checklist for goal setting. I can see how that has helped you.
    Way to go with acheiving your goals!
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    • Misha on July 30, 2016 at 4:46 AM

    Nice going! Sometimes, focusing on living is the best thing to do, but you got so much done regardless. 🙂
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  2. Great job as usual. Here’s to finding those debut authors!
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  3. How am I just learning about this Debut Author thing? That’s epic. I’ll definitely be aiming people this direction. Those are some pretty hefty goals. I wishing you super success with it.
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