Jan 26 2018

Got Goals hop and Review-a-thon

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How has 2018 been treating you?

I’ve been reading about the Cape Town, South Africa water drought crisis. That’s terrible! I’ve yet to see anything that suggests how to help (as an ordinary person from another country). Though, short of chipping a chunk of glacier off of Antarctica and hauling it up there, I’m not sure what could be done. (And even that has a host of issues.) I hate powerless news, when all you can do is passive action like spreading the word or praying. I feel guilty not being able to do something active as well.

I think relates to novels. People often read with the unconscious desire to learn a possible way to deal with whatever the protagonist faces. (SHAMELESS PLUG: See how Wend takes charge of her life in Fractions of Existence! AMAZON)I think that’s also why people get tired of tropes.

I’m so behind on writing, as well as other areas of my life. I either have to redo my weekly goals list or fail them. No good choice there.

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The MAIN LIFE GOALS:

  • Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction)
  • Survive at least another 37 years
  • There’s also the Bucket List.



Current Writing End Goals

From the End Goals of an Author post.

  • Self-publish Anah’s Story by March 20, 2018.
  • Find a way (emotionally, mentally) to complete the high fantasy short story.
  • Redo the longer version of the tribal story, then self-publish it in 2018.

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2018 Resolution:

#NewYearsResolution

  • This year I resolve to be more engaged in my online writing community by regularly commenting on fellow writers blogs every month, leaving book reviews, and publishing another book.



2018 Goals:

blog about it challenge 2018 try something new square 2018 book reading challenge all about the trope 2018 book reading challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
J. has
read 0 books toward
their goal of
50 books.
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Goals for February:


  • Fix my blog’s newsletter problem
  • Read and review 4 books
  • Work on spreadsheet organizing my TBR by page length
  • Comment on 30 blogs
  • Write
  • Get two more reviews of Fractions of Existence (bringing the total to 3)
  • Help get the 2018 A to Z challenge going
  • Find Debut Authors for April
  • WEPFF Feb 2018 Challenge
  • Fix more Photobucket broken links
  • Follow more All Author group members on Twitter (when it lets me)
  • WEPFF Flash fiction Feb 2018


    Review of Goals for January:


  • Fix my blog’s newsletter problemNaughty List because @JLenniDorner failed to accomplish this goal
  • Start reading challenges Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Bout of BooksMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Work on spreadsheet organizing my TBR by page length Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Comment on 30 blogsMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Write half credit because @JLenniDorner accomplished part of this goal
  • Find more Debut AuthorsMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Check out WEPFF 2018 ChallengesMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Fix more Photobucket broken linksNaughty List because @JLenniDorner failed to accomplish this goal
  • Follow more All Author group members on Twitter (when it lets me) half credit because @JLenniDorner accomplished part of this goal



  • Weekly Goals:



    Jan 28- Feb 3 Edit Anah’s story.
    Feb 4- Feb 10 Edit Anah’s story.
    Feb 11- Feb 17 Finalize Anah’s story stuff.
    Feb 18- Feb 24 Prepare for the A to Z Challenge

    Review of Weekly Goals:



    Dec 31- Jan 6 Work on Anah’s story Naughty List because @JLenniDorner failed to accomplish this goal
    Jan 7- Jan 13 BOUT OF BOOKSMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
    Jan 14- Jan 20 (travel) Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
    Jan 21- Jan 27 Work on Tribal and/or High Fantasy shorts Naughty List because @JLenniDorner failed to accomplish this goal


    Have goals? Need encouragement? This blog hop is for you!
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    The Novel-Writing Training Plan: 17 Steps to get your ideas in shape for the marathon of writingThe Novel-Writing Training Plan: 17 Steps to get your ideas in shape for the marathon of writing by Kathy Edens
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Very clear and well written. This is great for new authors who are starting to learn. But it’s also great for experienced authors who want a quick refresher after hitting the “wall” and are unable to figure out what that “one thing” is that seems to be missing. It’s a good, short read.

    This book and authors were new to me.

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    3 comments

    1. Feeling powerless against suffering is one of the worst feelings. If only we lived in a world where we could fix everybody’s problems for them.

      It sucks that you feel behind in your writing goals (and life in general) but even the smallest step in the direction you want to go will still get you there faster than standing still. Looks like you haven’t given up yet so good job!
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    2. Ditto on being more active in the writing community. I’m hoping to publish book reviews again, too.

      Crossing my fingers for you to get your next book published! I’ve already found 2 writing contests to enter this year. I’m also with you on getting more work out there in the community. I’m trying to shrug off this doubt and fear that my work is crap.

      I’ll drop in at the end of February to see how you’ve come along with your goals! ^_^
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      • Misha on January 28, 2018 at 11:26 AM

      I’m actually in the town right next to Cape Town, and a lot of my friends live in the city. At the moment, the sense I’m getting is that everyone is in crisis mode, and the problem is so huge that it’s hard to wrap our minds around what we can even ask for in the way of help. :-/

      I’m sorry about having to redo your goals. I’ve been there. It sucks, but in a way, it all works out too.
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