Jun 29 2019

Goals Check in for June Day 179 of 365

Nearly halfway through the year. Time to check in on my goal progress.

Got Goals Bloghop

My emotions were heavily taxed this month. But it was a good month overall. I am behind in blog commenting, Sunday Stealing posts, and Photobucket image fixing. Also, I need to devote less of my time to social media and more to writing next month.


My brilliant A to Z cohost, J R Vincente, made a spreadsheet to track progress for the year.
I’m counting blogging as “social media.”
key 2019 Productivity JLenniDorner image

June 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.

Goal image (NOT an actual screenshot.)

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 , including writing 60k more words, by August 2020.
  • Write 15k more words of high fantasy short story, and publish it, by Feb 2021 to give the characters more story-space/ page-time.
  • Write 20k more words of WIGS tribal short story, and publish it, by April 2021 to prove to myself it’s worthwhile.
  • Write 40k more words of the next Existence book, and publish it, by Sept 2022 to share this version of a story that was passed on to me, and hopefully make some money and have a career as a writer as a result.
  • Write 90k more words of Alison Fantasy book, and publish it, by Sept 2023 to sell books so my RPG time was valuable.

Other important goals:

Enter 2 writing contests this year to get my brand out there.
Complete my reading challenges half way for the year for fun and to be a better writer.
Comment on 20 blogs a month to stay connected with my blogging community.
Tweet 5 diverse books a month to support book diversity.
Tweet 2 debut books a month to support debut authors.
Fix 13 blog posts a month from Photobucket broken links to make my blog aesthetically pleasing to my eye.
Unfollow 900 Tweeps by Aug to get out of Twitter follow jail. (Down to following 7880.) 459 to go.

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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 –1 posts
  3. writing –1 post
  4. legends — 0 posts
  5. characters — 0 posts
  6. urban fantasy/ speculative fiction — 2 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 Posted!Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
    • 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 Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
    3. Three:
  • Enter 7 writing contests #BookishResolutions
    1. One: WriteClub 2019 ~ Congratulations to Wendy Cross.aka Sicaria
    2. Two: WEP April
    3. Three: WEP June
    4. Four: SPFBO5 Progress= Qwillery
    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
    • 441 as of April 30
    • 448 as of May 31
    • 461 as of June 28
  • 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 July:

  • Read and review 4 books
  • Post results of the #AtoZChallenge after survey
  • Pass or Pages Query Contest at Operation Awesome – Horror Genre!
  • July NaNo camp

Review of Goals just for June:

  • Read and review 4 bookshalf credit because @JLenniDorner accomplished part of this goal
  • WEP Caged Bird Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Post results of the #AtoZChallenge after survey FAIL image because @JLenniDorner FAILED this goal
  • Help with the Pass or Pages Query Contest at Operation AwesomeMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Get ready for July NaNo campMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • New Adult Scavenger HuntMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Vote at WRiTECLUBMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal

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


  1. Nice going. 🙂

    I’m really impressed with how much you get done. Here’s to the rest of 2019.
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  2. Looks like you hit loads of your June goals, well done!

    Here’s to a fab July!
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