Mar 29 2019

Goals Out Like a Lamb #GotGoalsBlogHop

Image from page 616 of "St. Nicholas [serial]" (1873)

Got Goals Bloghop

So much happened this month in my life. It was crazy busy around here for a while. But I’m staying on track with my goals. And I’m ready to face the madness that is April.

My book has been released!



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.
I’m counting blogging as “social media.”
@JLenniDorner spreadsheet


  • 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 –0 posts
  3. writing –2 post
  4. legends — 0 posts
  5. characters — 0 posts
  6. urban fantasy/ speculative fiction — 2 posts
  7. read –3 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 Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
    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
    • 432 as of Mar 29
  • 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.


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Goals just for April:

  • ROCK the #AtoZChallenge
  • Comment on 300 #AtoZChallenge blogs
  • Take part in the WEP Jewel post
  • Read and review 2 books

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Review of Goals just for March:

  • Theme Reveal post for the #AtoZChallenge on my blog Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Pre-schedule all posts for the #AtoZChallenge on my blog Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Pre-schedule my posts for the #AtoZChallenge for OA Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Pre-schedule posts for the #AtoZChallenge on the AtoZ blog Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Read and review 2 books Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Work on writing next book Naughty List because @JLenniDorner failed to accomplish this goal

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  1. Nice going on keeping ahead of your goals. I had a crazy month as well, but I found I really couldn’t write about it today.

    Because my month went crazy because of power outages caused by a cyclone… But that cyclone killed hundreds of people and impacted 2.5 million people in three countries… So talking about my month seemed to be in really bad taste.
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    1. Wow! That’s horrible. Cyclone Idai? Glad you’re okay.
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    • Elizabeth Seckman on March 29, 2019 at 11:53 PM
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    I’m so impressed with your lay out of your goals. I’m still wading through my write more words and read more books goals.
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    1. Thanks.
      You can do it! One word and book at a time.
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