Category: Goals

Goals

Let’s Do All the Things: A Summer Obit and a Tribute to August

I feel like I’ve been living under a rock for all of summer, which is a shame because summers here are lovely. Hot, but still enjoyable. I’ve been wearing my freelance copy editor cap for most of this year, editing a range of long novels to novellas to even a few short stories, but it …

camp Nanowrimo, Goals, writing

May the fourth be with you.

Honestly, I didn’t plan on writing my April recap post on the fourth just to use this title. [But since I procrastinated this long, I couldn’t resist.] April’s Camp NaNoWriMo was a success. In the end, I changed my writing goal from 40,000 words to 20,000 words, but I’m proud of what I’d written over …

Goals, Planning, Thursday Talks

Bullet journal, minimalism, and my to-do list.

I use the bullet journal [bujo] system of organizing, well, my life. Except if you happen to have a preconceived notion of what a bujo is and how it should be used, I probably defy those thoughts. There are as many ways to use a bujo as there are people who use it, and there …

Goals

Weekly camp check-in

Here we are! It’s a week into Camp NaNoWriMo, [Has it really been a week already?!] so here’s my check-in. The first three days of Camp, I resisted the urge to dive into my story, and I spent quality time creating an outline. Or, at least, some notes I can use that’ll help keep everything …

beginnings, Goals

Look back and moving forward.

As I look back over the past year, there were a lot of changes: a new addition in our family, the death of a beloved pet, moving to a new state, finding the courage to publish, quitting my job in the beginning of the year only to start a job during the final days of …

Goals

Birthdays and writing and goals, oh my!

When I think of those lofty yearly goals, I tend to mentally halve the year. There’s the “before my birthday goals” and “after my birthday goals.” After all, I’m a whole year older, and, therefore, a whole year wiser, right? That’s the idea, anyway. Maybe this line of thinking is a product of having a …

Goals, NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo

July is here, which means it’s a flurry of NaNo activity and writing. Except it hasn’t been for me. The first couple days of July, I went camping to celebrate my oldest son’s birthday. (There’s nothing like hiking a mountain while turning 3 years old!) Now, I’ve been trying to play catch up and plan …

Children's Literature, Goals, Reading

In June. (Alternatively: Summer’s coming; watch out books!)

  Pre-summer is in the air. The sun is out, and people are generally happier. At least they are here in Seattle. Usually this means people put away their books in favor for camping or beach trips or other really fun adventures, but not me. (This unintentionally makes me sound incredibly boring.) It seems like summers …