Tag Archive | achieving goals

The Power of Done and the Danger of Somethings

Last Monday was a pretty awesome evening. I plotted out the final scene for the next story I plan to write. In the year since the hard truth, I’ve tried to put everything I’ve learned about story structure into this one and I’m quite happy with the results. I daydreamed all day yesterday about the […]

Bending The Scene To My Will

First off, I’m super happy to be on day 4 of consecutive Showing Up, which is the fancy, cool, hip way to say “writing.” I won’t go so far as to say I’m in the habit of Showing Up yet, but I’m definitely on the right track. Anyway, the method that’s been working for me […]

I Showed Up

Last night I worked on a plan to be more organized with my writing career. This was brought on by a culmination of factors. Is that you Universe? We’ve got my recent move from two jobs to one or The Return of my Free Time. A recent article by Kristen Lamb talking about the Eat […]

No Goals for 2012

Goals are the main topic for many of the blogs I follow. Everyone’s got such great plans for 2012 and I wanted to add my own to the mix, but . . . I didn’t have any. Sadness. Rather than not blog, I decided to figure out why that was. I thought about what I […]

Some Thoughts On Time

I’ve worked a full week at the second job and the good news is, I think I’ll be able to handle the extra workload without becoming horribly exhausted. The bad news is, on days I work both jobs, I pretty much go to work, then go to work, go home and sleep. So my free […]

Realizing The Mess I Am

There was a moment when I met my future in-laws for the first time where I was struck with how little I knew about anything. I’d never met a family that played Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit for fun and could carry on a conversation, intelligently, on any topic. And there I was, with even less […]

Quick #ROW80 Update

Overall Goal: Figure out my writing process Goal Pieces: 1. Read more books in my genre. 2. Read more books on craft and apply the lessons to my writing. Still making lists and doing better with them, but surprisingly nothing I’ve done the past few days has had to do with writing. It’s surprising because […]