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Still Learning - a Goals/Progress Update

Is it REALLY the last day of January? In some ways, it feels like the month has flown by, though in others, January has been SOOOO long. Anyway - the calendar tells me tomorrow is February 1, so I suppose it's time to look back at the past month and forward to the one to come.

So, how did I do with my goals? Well, let's see. I've posted them below(directly from last months goals/progress post):
  • Keep up with the two online classes I'm taking this month (1. Avoiding Mistakes that Scream Novice on the ACFW course loop[free to ACFW members!] and 2. Six Stages of Change - The Character ARC at Savvy Authors ) and make good progress in The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell.
  • Completely read through Ailing Body, Nourished Soul, noting thoughts of how to "transform" it into less of a memoir and more of a "help through struggles" book.
  • Work with Jennifer Slattery on determining the 52 New Testament biblical fiction devos in our next project.
 I did keep up in both classes (I learned a TON - watch for my monthly "What I Learned About Writing" post on Thursday about it, as promised in my yearly goals post). I also started - AND finished - The Art of War for Writers. Hiiiggghhllyy recommended!

I'm not QUITE done reading through Ailing Body, Nourished Soul - just six chapters to go out of 28. Planning to be done by the end of this week. So not quite - but close. And Jennifer and I DID finish determining - and outlining - the 52 devos we'll be doing.

So, overall, it was a pretty good month. And how about February, you ask? Well, here are my goals:
  • Keep up on the Margie Lawson class - Empowering Characters' Emotions - I'm taking in February (This is an incredible teacher - and class. Can't recommend it more highly. So much to learn - lots of reading, but SO worth it - and it's not too late to sign up!)
  • Finish my Ailing Body, Nourished Soul read-through and continue to ponder what God wants me to do with this manuscript.
  • Be intentional about applying what I've learned so far this year to my writing (blog posts, at least one "new" short story, and possibly Handmaiden to a Princess)
I think I'll stick with that. Thanks for reading, and cheering me on!

Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength

1 comment:

  1. Looks like your 2012 is off to a great start.


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