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Better Late Than Never: A Goals/Progress Update

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Yeah - so, it's the 3rd. It's summer. Was away a couple days last week. My brain is in vacation mode.

But enough apologizing.

Time to look over my goals for July, and see how I did. And here they are, straight from my last goals/progress post:
  • Post at least nine times on my blog - not including teaser posts (aiming for twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays. Wanting to go on record with that)
  • Write at least three more chapters of  Ailing Body, Nourished Soul (aka be done with chapter 5)
  • Have a polished version of the honeybee picture book I started in my picture book practicum at Blue Ridge.
  • Research SCWBI and other organizations that might help me with my new children's book focus.
I DID post nine times on my blog (though one of them is thanks to my beautiful daughter having a story posted on Polliwog Pages - and she's over there again today...this time with a poem!). They weren't necessarily Monday and Thursday - partly because I decided to join Patty Wysong's a to z meme, which has a Friday posting date (you're welcome to do the same!) So, one down.

I finished chapter 4 of ABNS, so about a chapter behind. But again. It's SUMMER. NO progress on the honeybee picture book, and though I did do some research on SCWBI, I decided that, at least until ABNS is done, my money is better spent elsewhere. May join for Christmas.

So, now it's August. Visiting my family for about a week later this month, plus, again, IT'S SUMMER. So I'm going light on goals.
  • Post at least eight times on my blog - not including teaser posts, or this post - and including yesterday's a to z post.
  • Write 2-3 more chapters of Ailing Body, Nourished Soul (putting me at the end of chapter six or seven)
  • Work on my honeybee picture book.
So, we'll see how it goes.

OH - before you leave. A couple things.
  1. I'm considering no longer doing my goals/progess update as a post - just putting my goals each month on my sidebar. Thoughts?
  2. Go check out my daughter's poem (about a unicycle!) at Polliwog Pages!

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  1. Great job on your writing goals for July. My July was a bust writing wise (which I posted about on my blog a few days ago). I think it is wonderful that you put out your writing goals for everyone to see. I started doing the same a few months back (I hope you don't mind my borrowing your idea) and I've found the accountability to be very helpful. Keep up the good work!

    1. I absolutey do NOT mind you borrowing my idea. So glad it's helping you!

      Thanks for the feedback, and the encouragement.


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