Dec 31 2018

Goals for 2019 #HappyNewYear

Got Goals Bloghop

Time to be accountable for 2018, and check in on my December progress, and also set goals for next year.

My lovely A to Z cohost, J R Vincente, made a spreadsheet to track progress for the year. I inserted my own meaning for the 1 to 5 code of “progress.” Hopefully it’ll help me stay on track.
2019 Productivity JLenniDorner image

Hang on to your farmer hats, because this is gonna be a potato of a post.


  • Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction)
  • Survive at least another 35 years


  1. Publish a book and sell 2,000 copies of it in one week or 8,000 copies of it in one month.
  2. Watch a meteor shower while in the Cranberry Lake area of New York or Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania. (USA)
  3. Visit Mount Sinai.
  4. Skydive
  5. Learn how to play checkers.
  6. Take a hot-air balloon ride over Maine.
  7. Have dinner at Armando al Pantheon in Rome.

Current Writing Goals

  • Self-publish + Blog the reference book on Writing Book Reviews #BookishResolutions
  • Self-publish Anah’s story (ANAH ON TENTERHOOKS) #BookishResolutions
  • Complete the high fantasy short story
  • Self-publish the WIGS tribal story
  • Finish and publish the next Existence book
  • Finish and publish the Alison Fantasy book

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2019 Resolution:


  • This year I resolve to publish two books and write at least 25% of the year.

2018 Resolution:


  • 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.half credit because @JLenniDorner accomplished part of this goal

Seven Focus Topics

Posting about these topics monthly will keep my author brand strong:

  1. Lenni Lenape (Native American) — 2 posts
  2. storytelling –1 posts
  3. writing –1 post
  4. legends — 1 posts
  5. characters — 0 posts
  6. urban fantasy/ speculative fiction — 3 posts
  7. read –2 posts

2019 Goals:

  • 12 Blog All About It posts
  • Keep rocking the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome
  • 91 days of writing is my big #BookishResolutions (others are hashtagged)
    • Update on May 1
    • September 1
  • Take part in NaNoWriMo
    • July Camp #BookishResolutions
    • November 50k words #BookishResolutions
  • Publish two books #BookishResolutions
    1. One:
    2. Two:
  • Be part of 3 blog hops/fests
    1. One: #AtoZChallenge First A to Z Book Tour
    2. Two: #AtoZChallenge TENTH anniversary of the April blogging challenge
    3. Three:
  • Enter 7 writing contests #BookishResolutions
    1. One: WEPFF 28 days
    2. Two:
    3. Three:
    4. Four:
    5. Five:
    6. Six:
    7. Seven:
  • Add 200 books to the spreadsheet organizing my TBR by page length
    • 419 as of Jan 1
  • Complete Reading challenges:

blog all about it challenge 2019 try something new square 2019 book reading challenge all about the trope 2019 book reading challengeCreativity Reading Challenge 2019 Back to the Classics 2019 reading challenge2019 Diversity Reading Challenge #BeatTheBacklist2019 Ravenclaw The Insecure Writer's Support Group Book Club #IWSG Of Wonderland Book Club #OWBookClub #BeatTheBacklist #amreading #books 2019 #BookishResolutions

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
J. has
read 0 books toward
their goal of
50 books.

2018 Goals:

blog about it challenge 2018 try something new square 2018 book reading challenge all about the trope 2018 book reading challenge <#BeatTheBacklist #amreading #books

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
J. has
read 0 books toward
their goal of
50 books.

Winter book bingo - dec

From NaNoProMo July catch-up:


  • Inhale by Kendall Grey
  • Envisioned by Nikki Sparxx
  • The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

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Goals just for January:

  • Finish the Book Review book
  • First #AtoZ Challenge Book Tour
  • Read and review 5 books
  • Bout of Books

Goals for December:

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


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  1. Looks like you have great goals for 2019 — I hope you succeed 🙂 How did you end up in Twitter jail? Your tweets always seem to bring something useful to the table…
    Ronel Janse van Vuuren has this post to share 2019 Goals, Resolutions and Questions #IWSGMy Profile
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    1. Just follow jail. A bunch of the people I follow all left Twitter in three months time. It was after the last API change that altered how scheduled tweets and retweets can work.
      So it made my follow/followers numbers about 800 accounts apart.
      To get out of this, I have to either unfollow 800 accounts, or wait until 800+ people follow me WITHOUT my following them back. (I know how to gain those many followers, but not without following any of them back.)
      Find on Twitter:

  2. You did so well this year! Nicely done.

    All the best with 2019!
    Find on Twitter:

    1. Thanks so much!
      Find on Twitter:

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