Jan 26 2019

Gulping Down Goals

Got Goals Bloghop

I have been very productive this month. In fact, I have the pre-order up for my next book!

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SdMsE8

Smashwords: smashwords.com/books/view/918883

Interested in writing a review in exchange for an ARC? Let me know. Several passages from this book will be on this blog in April for the A to Z Challenge.


My lovely A to Z cohost, J R Vincente, made a spreadsheet to track progress for the year.
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Jan 2019 Productivity JLenniDorner image


  • 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 Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • 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.

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 –2 post
  4. legends — 1 posts
  5. characters — 0 posts
  6. urban fantasy/ speculative fiction — 1 posts
  7. read –8 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: Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
    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
    • 425 as of Jan 26
  • 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.



Goals just for February:

  • Get ready for the #AtoZChallenge
  • Run the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop Tour
  • Read and review 5 books
  • WEP

Goals just for January:

  • Finish the Book Review book Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • First #AtoZ Challenge Book Tour Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Read and review 5 booksMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Bout of BooksMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal

I haven’t completed all of the “every month” goals for this month yet, but I will before January is over.

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  1. Well done on a productive month!

    Mine’s been… less than productive or just crazy productive (but not in the right way), depending on how you look at it.
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    1. There’s always next month. *hugs* Thanks for stopping in.
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  2. Hooray! What a fabulous goal to smash! Congratulations, and best of luck with the release.
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    1. Thanks so much!
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  3. Looks like you had a great month! Good luck with your new book 🙂 I’d love to read and review it if you still need reviewers.
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    1. That’d be great!
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