Feb 23 2019

Hearts Over Goals

Got Goals Bloghop

It has been a crazy month, but a good one. There was a fun post where a drawing likeness of me came up.

Pre-order 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 an honest 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.
key 2019 Productivity JLenniDorner image

J's progress this year Feb 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) — 0 posts
  2. storytelling –0 posts
  3. writing –0 post
  4. legends — 0 posts
  5. characters — 0 posts
  6. urban fantasy/ speculative fiction — 2 posts
  7. read –9 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:
    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
    • 430 as of Feb 23
  • 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 March:

  • Theme Reveal post for the #AtoZChallenge on my blog
  • Pre-schedule all posts for the #AtoZChallenge on my blog
  • Pre-schedule my posts for the #AtoZChallenge for OA
  • Pre-schedule posts for the #AtoZChallenge on the AtoZ blog
  • Read and review 2 books
  • Work on writing next book

Goals just for February:

  • Get ready for the #AtoZChallenge Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Run the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop Tour Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Read and review 5 booksMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • WEP Naughty List because @JLenniDorner failed to accomplish this goal

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


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  1. You’re doing great! 🙂
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    • Elizabeth Seckman on February 26, 2019 at 2:46 AM
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    You have some seriously well thought out goals. I am impressed!
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    1. Thank you so much.
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