I hope you all had a fantastic 4th, Dear Readers! My dad was in town and we grilled burgers, catch a loose rabbit in the neighbourhood (one of our neighbours raises rabbits), set all my smoke detectors off while grilling, watched some fireworks, read some, watch a bunch of Parks and Rec, and generally enjoyed my weekend. This past week I spend sometime on goals, other days I enjoyed the weather and company. Yes, not much was accomplished this weekend, but it was a Holiday. It's allowed on a holiday and now it's back to work.
What's new, you ask, Dear Readers? New stuff is happening on the horizon with this new Round.
First of all I'm a Sponsor for this Round. Seeing as I have been an active member of ROW80 for 2 years, it feel like it's time to stretch my wings and try something new. I love to help people realize their passions and help them to find ways to meet their goals and challenge their lives. I am working on my inspiration post this week. So many possibilities. So, yeah, feeling really good.
Also, Connecticon is coming this weekend and I need to prepare for my travel to Hartford. First convention by myself, (not first ever convention, that was Faerie-Con 2013) but you have to live big sometimes, try something new and push boundaries. This means though that I will be missing the first summer 24 Hour Theatre with KLP (but on the up side I am writing for it), life's full of tough choices. It's about a win-win as I can get. Will miss playing with my theatre peeps, but I get to see my mentor, James Owen this weekend. Oh and the writing, I'm excited for that too!
This Round is going to be different. I have learned a lot about goals, setting them, and succeeding at them, and also failing at them. Sometimes you will not make a goal, but somewhere int there, you will learn about yourself. I know I have in the last two years of ROW80, where I met a number as friends and colleagues who taught me a thing or two about writing and life on the internet. Thanks Denise, Fallon, Shan, Ink-Dipped Moon, Gloria, and Kait (good and check out them stuff). Also, I met a three awfully special poets and writers that have helped me grow as a poet. The 4 Musketeers are we and we have shared much in the short time together, writing poems for NaPoWriMo and A to Z or just sharing poems, pictures, and personalities: Rod, Jesi, and Lizzi. I feel that being a writer in the 21st century is possible with these kind of relationships.
Anyway, onto more decisive things.
Round 3 Goals~
I am looking for more SMART related goals and more action on my part. Goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based. I know what get me feeling creativity and how I what to see myself in the next month, year, five years. So, Dear Readers you will see a change in my passion and goals will shift accordingly. Of course life can still get in the way, but going for the proactive approach.
*Reading: in the next 80 days I want to read 10 books. I started to Gooodreads Challenge last year with 25 book. This year is was 30, but I at 27 (just finished another book today) I decided to move the year goal to 50 books in 2015. Currently reading The Subtle Knife (Phillip Puillman), The Night Circus (Erin Mortensen), and Murder Comes Ashore (Julie Anne Lindsey)
*Writing: write daily at least 300 words,
-Write my Sponsor post this week,
-I have a unfinished Doctor Who story that I want to finish a rough draft this Round,
-Work on my Top Secret Story,
-and plotting the possibilities for Love in Ferns.
*Blogging: 1 new non-ROW80 post,
-Post to WIPpet Wednsday,
-Find some new challenges to take part in.
*Editing: The Real Road Trip, NaNoWriMo novel 2014. I want to finish a complete first revision by end of this Round. So, 2 to 3 pages of novel to be edited every day. I will take Saturdays off, as that is my UNPLUGGED day.
*Social Media: sponsor duties and
-visit 4 blogs daily.
*Submissions: 1 new submission each week.
-Post account of rejections, acceptances, and what have I learned once a week.
*Exercise: Do it! Post about it!
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