2015 Goals Round up.

Well, at least you can find all of the goal posts?

It’s almost the end of the year. I am *SO* far behind. It isn’t funny.

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:
◾TCC
◾TBM
◾ADM
◾S&S Book 2 <– On deadline for this. Time for a sprint.
◾PK

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:
◾JH
◾HHI
◾CN
◾UB
◾TTOS

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it. Have a nibble on a possible location though, so it might be sooner than we think.

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 3 item per month. (36 items total) — 4 books, 1 set of GI accessories, (current total 31).

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 4 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. *winces* I need to get on this one. It’s all down hill from here.

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — I’ve gotten a bit done on the base, but not even a quarter done yet.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total). — TWLEVE months behind on this one.

Goal: Set up Patreon — I need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) — 12 months down! A full year done!

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — I try, but, man….

Goal: Hit all the deadlines for the business. — I don’t think I’ve missed any yet…

Goal: Finish the Waterhouse x-stitch. This will probably spill over to next year too. — Working on the carpet right now. I’m trying to do at least one strand of stitching a night.

Goal: Write 50,000 words in November. –Utter NANO failure this year.

Goals Post December 2015

Well, at least you can find all of the goal posts?

It’s almost the end of the year. I am *SO* far behind. It isn’t funny.

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:
◾TCC
◾TBM
◾ADM
◾S&S Book 2 <– Not yet, but I’m still moving forward.
◾PK

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:
◾JH
◾HHI
◾CN
◾UB
◾TTOS

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it. Have a nibble on a possible location though, so it might be sooner than we think.

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 3 item per month. (36 items total) — 1 book, 2 Precious Moments, 1 tee (minus one return) (current total 26).

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 4 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. *winces* I need to get on this one. It’s all down hill from here.

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — Nothing. I’ve done nothing.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total). — TEN months behind on this one.

Goal: Set up Patreon — I need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) — 11 months down! 1 to go! Isn’t that a perfectly terrifying thought.

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — Actually commented on 1 blogs which is not created by my friends. Getting slightly easier.

Goal: Hit all the deadlines for the business. — I don’t think I’ve missed any yet…

Goal: Finish the Waterhouse x-stitch. This will probably spill over to next year too. — Working on the carpet right now. I’m trying to do at least one strand of stitching a night.

Goal: Write 50,000 words in November. –*winks* Join me for NANOWRIMO!

November Goals Post 2015

Jeez. Those clever titles just keep on rollin’ don’t they?

Let’s look at what I’ve gotten done on those little goals, yeah?

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:
◾TCC
◾TBM
◾ADM
◾S&S Book 2 <– Not yet, but I’m still moving forward.
◾PK

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:
◾JH
◾HHI
◾CN
◾UB
◾TTOS

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it. Have a nibble on a possible location though, so it might be sooner than we think.

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 3 item per month. (24 36 items total) — 1 CD, 1 Precious Moments, 1 book (current total 23). Goal upped to 36 items this year.

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 4 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. *winces* I need to get on this one. It’s all down hill from here.

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — Did two strands on the base of the cupcake. The top is completed.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total). — NINE months behind on this one.

Goal: Set up Patreon — I need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) — 10 months down! 2 to go! Isn’t that a perfectly terrifying thought.

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — Actually commented on 3 blogs which are not created by my friends. Bloody terrifying every time.

Goal: Hit all the deadlines for the business. — I don’t think I’ve missed any yet…

Goal: Make Book Lover’s Bazaar come off without a hitch. — OCTOBER 10th! Tackett’s Mill, Woodbridge, VA. COME SEE US! http://bookloversbazaar.com

Goal: Finish the Waterhouse x-stitch. This will probably spill over to next year too. — Working on the carpet right now. I’m trying to do at least one strand of stitching a night.

Goal: Write 50,000 words in November. –*winks* Join me for NANOWRIMO!

October Goals Post

Let’s look at what I’ve gotten done on those little goals, yeah?

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:
◾TCC
◾TBM
◾ADM
◾S&S Book 2 <– Not yet, but I’m still moving forward.
◾PK

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:
◾JH
◾HHI
◾CN
◾UB
◾TTOS

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it. Have a nibble on a possible location though, so it might be sooner than we think.

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 2 item per month. (24 items total) — 1 PM Figure, 1 CD (current total 21). I may need to up this to a goal of 36/yr.

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 4 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. *winces* I need to get on this one. It’s all down hill from here.

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — Haven’t touched it this month.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total). — EIGHT months behind on this one.

Goal: Set up Patreon — I need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) — 9 months down! 3 to go! Isn’t that a perfectly terrifying thought.

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — Not yet. *wrinkles nose* commenting is scary.

Goal: Hit all the deadlines for the business. — I don’t think I’ve missed any yet…

Goal: Make Book Lover’s Bazaar come off without a hitch. — OCTOBER 10th! Tackett’s Mill, Woodbridge, VA. COME SEE US! http://bookloversbazaar.com

Goal: Finish the Waterhouse x-stitch. This will probably spill over to next year too. — Working on the carpet right now. I’m trying to do at least one strand of stitching a night.

September Goals Update

Wow, that’s a lazy title, but it’s as good as you’re getting.

I’ve got my 3-day writing challenge scheduled for Labor Day Weekend. I’m going to be at First Fridays in Sept. in Manassas, VA. And I don’t think I get to relax until December…

Let’s look at what I’ve gotten done on those little goals, yeah?

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:
◾TCC
◾TBM
◾ADM
◾S&S Book 2
◾PK

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:
◾JH
◾HHI
◾CN
◾UB
◾TTOS

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it. Have a nibble on a possible location though, so it might be sooner than we think.

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 2 item per month. (24 items total) — Sold 1 magazine, 1 jacket (current total 19). I may need to up this to a goal of 36/yr.

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 4 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. *winces* I need to get on this one. It’s all down hill from here.

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — Haven’t touched it this month.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total). — SEVEN months behind on this one.

Goal: Set up Patreon — I need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) — 8 months down! 4 to go! Isn’t that a perfectly terrifying thought.

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — Not yet. *wrinkles nose* commenting is scary.

Goal: Hit all the deadlines for the business. — I don’t think I’ve missed any yet…

Goal: Make Book Lover’s Bazaar come off without a hitch. — Met with the person donating the location. That’s a start. We have several people signed up for it. Just need to get payments

Goal: Finish the Waterhouse x-stitch. This will probably spill over to next year too. — Working on the carpet right now. I’m trying to do at least one strand of stitching a night.

August Updates

Heat and humidity.
Lazy fireflies and S’mores.
Summer is heading steeply into Fall and we’re only one month away from my 3-Day writing adventure.

Let’s look at what I’ve gotten done on those little goals, yeah?

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:
◾TCC
◾TBM
◾ADM
◾S&S Book 2
◾PK

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:
◾JH
◾HHI
◾CN
◾UB
◾TTOS
◾RT <- Done and turned in. 

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it.

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 2 item per month. (24 items total) — Sold 2 ornaments, 1 manga, 1 book, 1 wallet, 2 PM firgurines (current total 17). I may need to up this to a goal of 36/yr.

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 4 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. *winces* I need to get on this one. It’s all down hill from here.

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — Haven’t touched it this month.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total). — 1 Done. (Color)SIX months behind on this one.

Goal: Set up Patreon — I need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) — 7 months down! 5 to go!

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — I’ve made a point of commenting on my friends’ blogs, but I haven’t managed to start commenting the blogs of people I don’t know regularly.

Goal: Hit all the deadlines for the business.

Writing From Prompts: Color

The canary yellow scarf wrapped around the front gate seemed excessively perky. Joel scowled at it. “Don’t give me that,” he told the fluttering silk sharply. It didn’t seem to make a difference.

Joel limped up the front step. Cane down, twist hip, lift foot, stand, cane up. He made slow progress to the front door. Some wise-acre had put in a ramp that ran up the side of the house to the back door. Cane down, twist hip, lift foot, careful of the bottom of the ramp, stand, cane up. He ascended the Trex ramp past the profusion of red and purple flowers in the planters on the left side. He gripped the silver hand-rail until his fingers turned white as a wave of pain shot up his back.

After what felt like an hour, he’d made it to the back door. The six little panes of glass were decorated with little US flags and stars. Left of the door hung a mother’s flag with one gold star and two blue stars. Joel’s heart clenched a little. He touched the gold flag. “I’m gonna miss you, little sister,” he murmured.

He knocked on the back door. Time was he would have assumed that it was open, but life was very different from when he’d been a kid. The door opened slowly. The woman behind it froze. “Joel?” she whispered.

He nodded. “Hello, Mama.”

Suddenly, she was hugging him tightly. Maybe that silly yellow scarf was right. Maybe it was a good day.

July Updates

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It’s time to celebrate with fireworks, pomp, and parade. Let the cannons ring and the flags fly high. It’s JULY!

And summer food like corn and green beans. Fresh veg and the starting of fruit season. Lemonade from lemons and sugar only. And grilling out on the brand new grill.

Let’s look at what I’ve gotten done on those little goals, yeah?

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:

    • TCC
    • TBM
    • ADM
    • S&S Book 2 <– This year’s 3day novel
    • AKWNS ? <– Nano?

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:

  • JH
  • HHI
  • CN
  • UB
  • TTOS
  • RT <– NUMBER ONE GOAL. DUE SOON.

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it. 

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 1 2 item per month. (12 24 items total) — Sold 2 ornaments, 1 manga, 1 book (current total 14). I may need to up this to a goal of 36/yr.

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 4 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. *winces* I need to get on this one. It’s all down hill from here.

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — Haven’t touched it this month.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total).  SIX months behind on this one. 

Goal: Set up Patreon — I need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) —6 months down! 6 to go. Half a year. Go me!

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — I’ve made a point of commenting on my friends’ blogs, but I haven’t managed to start commenting the blogs of people I don’t know regularly. I get some strange form of performance anxiety when it comes to commenting on blogs of people I don’t know. It seems that commenting on an author’s blog on Goodreads may even trigger Amazon to remove your recommendations/reviews from a book. Which means that Amazon has done another bone-headed thing which keeps me on boycott. (Buying. I’ll sell. I will not tell anyone where to spend their money.)

NEW Goal: Hit all the deadlines for the business.

Jumping Junebugs! Progress!

I have actually been working on my goals this month. I promise! There’s actual PROGRESS here.

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:

    • TCC
    • TBM
    • ADM
    • S&S Book 2 <– This year’s 3day novel

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:

  • JH
  • HHI
  • CN
  • UB
  • TTOS

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it. 

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 1 item per month. (12 items total) — Sold drinking glasses, pyrex casserole dishes, 1 magazine, 2 figurines, that makes this goal 2 more pieces. This goal will need serious updating next month. More granularity!

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 3 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. 

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — Started working the bottom in wool x-stitch. We might actually do this this year.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total).  Five months behind on this one. 

Goal: Set up Patreon — So, the account is set up, but I haven’t created the levels yet. I’ve started filling out the profile part. Hey, it’s a step forward. Sort of need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) —5 months down! 7 to go. This is working. At least I have a chance. 

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — I’ve made a point of commenting on my friends’ blogs, but I haven’t managed to start commenting the blogs of people I don’t know regularly. Still.

Sold a short story this month, so there’s that. Had a book come out on the 19th. 

I think that’s all I’m going to say for now. Wow. How dull. 

MAYbe I’ll get one of these done on time

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So, yeah, it’s May already and I can chalk up one more month where I’ve not made deadline on the Year of Creative Pursuits.

Let’s see how I managed while not thinking about my goals at all.

Goal: Finish 4 Books this year:

    • TCC
    • TBM
    • ADM
    • S&S Book 2

Goal: Finish 12 Short Stories this year:

  • JH
  • HHI
  • CN
  • UB

Goal: Finish the second edits of S&S for turn in… oh last weekend. DONE DONE and Coming out in 8 days (or so).

Goal: Earn enough outside of my day job to be able to support a brick and mortar location for IGB next year. — Not yet, my loves, but I’m working on it. 

Goal: Decrease the clutter in my office and life by selling at least 1 item per month. (12 items total) — Sold 1 scarf & a DVD, that makes this goal 7 more pieces. 

Goal: Put my art out as well as my writing by selling items on Etsy. (At least 6 items) — Finished 2 small canvases, but I haven’t listed them yet. 

Goal: Finish the stuffed cupcake. — Started working the bottom in wool x-stitch. We might actually do this this year.

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total).  Four months behind on this one. 

Goal: Set up Patreon — So, the account is set up, but I haven’t created the levels yet. I’ve started filling out the profile part. Hey, it’s a step forward. Sort of need to hit this one quickly before I drop out of “creator” status again.

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) —4 months down! 8 to go. This is working. At least I have a chance. 

Goal: Comment regularly on the blogs which I read. Not just my friends’ blogs either. — I’ve made a point of commenting on my friends’ blogs, but I haven’t managed to start commenting the blogs of people I don’t know regularly. Still.

So what have I been up to? Getting ready for AwesomeCon at the end of the month. Listing a bunch of things on eBay in an attempt to help out a friend and get more things out of my life. I’ve got some things up on Facebook as well. We’ll see if those sell.

I’ve finished the final edits and proofing of Sugar and Spice which comes out THIS MONTH!

I started working on promo for Codes by Briane Pagel which came out at the end of April and I love. (Need to put up my review on my other site.)

I recorded a couple of videos which I will link to from here and my other blog. (1 is a haul video the other is an unboxing.) This makes me super nervous, the we’ll see.

I’ve felt amazingly underwater for months now. I’m off to mainline some caffeine and see if I can’t get all of my work grouped up tonight.