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Goals for 2017

It has been a while since wrote about my New Year’s writing goals. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been setting goals and doing a pretty good job of meeting them. My biggest personal challenge is still finding time to write. I am up to 83 rejection letters and last year …

2014 Year of the Horse

Goals for 2014

2013 was an eventful and productive year. As I looked over the goals I set in last January, I found that I had not done quite as well as the previous year – especially due to the ongoing issue of finding time to rewrite. Of the eight stories that I …

Image of a snake and "2013 Year of the Snake"

Goals for 2013

2012 was a good year. I just went back over my goals and found that out of 10 listed goals I completed 9 1/2. That is not bad at all! I finished 4 new short stories for Ariceda, Orin, Hynovia, Vanovsk and Avarra and edited 3 others. I acquired 7 …

Pledge of No Grousing

I have been working with a book called “Get Known Before the Book Deal: Use Your Personal Strengths to Grow an Author Platform” (Christina Katz, Writer’s Digest Books, 2008).  While its primarily focused on non-fiction, I have still been finding it useful and I enjoy Katz’s breezy, no-nonsense style.  I …

Marketing Idhua Part 1: Mission Statement

So, I have been working on my strategic plan – which is turning out to be a lot more fun than I thought it would be.  My sister, N, and I have observed to each other that often our challenge is not finding a way to do things, but to decide what …

Italian Anyone?

I have decided that I need to find a writing group that is interested in my kind of writing.  The two main review groups I have are a very close group of friends and family and the somewhat random group that I have encountered through the Meetup website.  While the …

Goals for 2012

Inspired by Rachel Stark at Trak Changes my first post of the New Year is going to be a list of goals for 2012.  However, I want to begin by briefly looking back over 2011. Last year, I completed four short stories and got one of them to the point …