Jesa Kest, it’s f’ing APRIL. I blinked and March was done. And now, we’re in the second week of April and I haven’t even looked at my goals for this year.

I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that I didn’t finish any of them.

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. So this was supposed to be done about a month ago. Sorry, JM. Sooo. Sooo sorry.

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 2 more dolls, that makes this goal 9 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. — Finished the top! Now I just need to stitch the bottom of it. Look! progress. 

Goal: Write 1 flash fiction piece for this blog each month (12 total).  — Three 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. 

Goal: Check in monthly on goals (make them more granular as necessary) —3 months down! 9 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. 

So, what did I do this month? I had two productive shows for my bakery. Well, one and a half. I’ve signed up to do a comic-con for the publishing house that’s about… four days away at this point. I’ve gotten a new desk chair and I’m actually getting very close to finishing my S&S edits. (I’ve got a cover, so now I need to get the interior done.)

Maybe I’ll actually submit some stories to places other than the publishing house. It’ll help if I actually FINISH WRITING the many short stories I have started. Ah, well. To work!

Or, more honestly! TO SLEEP! Perchance to dream. But in such dreaming, I fear that I will reach too high and… wow. I need to sleep before I start channeling older writers or fall into iambic pentameter. (Which I swear I cannot do when I am sober and awake.)