I passed my first exam! *fist bump*

Oh, wait. You have no idea what I’m talking about. Did I forget to post anything for the past six months? Riiiighhht… sorry about that.

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May Goals (ROW80 Update)

With the move, a lot of things have been back-burnered, and although I’m not yet ready to jump right back into the swing of things (there will be some intensive cleaning, settling in, and maintenance-doing around the Brockmeyer casa this week), I am ready to poke my head up and take a look around to see where I’m going next.

Mid-month isn’t too late for a goal post, right? Here’s an April re-cap:

April ROW80 Round 2 Goals

Use a timer! Did it! (Not quite a habit yet, but works when I use it.)

Work on Charming Cora Yeah, nope. My only big ‘ol fail.

Short blog daily Did it! I’m a survivor. And sorry for getting that song stuck in your head.

15 minutes of German daily Did it! (Probably 70% success on this.)

Plan out mini-sesson for MMRWA Retreat Did it! And didn’t die of embarrassment while I presented!

MMRWA Retreat Apr. 24, 25, 26 Done! Can’t wait ’till next year.

M, W, F Mid-Michigan Romance Writing 101 FB posts Did it!

Galesburg Museum Project Revisit Apr. 27 Need to give some structure to this project. Did some!

Buy a house? Did it! We now have our own little MCM gem and it’s so, so cool.

ROW80 sign up/goal post on Apr. 8 Did it!

Retreat basket Did it!

Looking back, that’s really not too bad. Except that, with everything else going on, writing seriously fell by the wayside. That can’t happen the rest of this month. My biggest goal will be to make writing a daily habit again.

Mid-May ROW80 Round 2 Goals

Write daily.

Continue to use a timer

Evaluate my Project List

Follow up on Harlequin Submission (and change contact info)

Structure Galesburg Museum project

15 Minutes daily German

Submit PRO application to RWA

Writing jumpstarts? Flash fiction or short story?

I guess that’s about enough to get me started. Let’s hope that writing down goals really is the first step in accomplishing them. How about you? Do you have lots of ambitious goals going this month? Or what’s left of it, anyway?

(P.S. If you’d like to share your goals and progress, check out the ROW80 blog!)



Wednesday again, and that means it’s time for a ROW80 update (as well as an “S” post for the A to Z Challenge, which I cannot believe I am more than halfway through). Here’s how all of my current projects are looking:

ROW80 Round 2 Goals

(For the rest of April, anyway.)

Use a timer! I’m using one right now. Does that count?

Work on Charming Cora Nada this week. Hitting critical mass on a couple of other things and I just gots no time.

Short blog daily On target!

15 minutes of German Did this 4/7 days.

Plan out mini-sesson for MMRWA Retreat Primary focus right now and I’m sort of freaking out. I just remembered (duh) that I do not have Friday to work on it, because the retreat starts Friday night. I suck at math, but even I know that leaves me only two days to finish.

MMRWA Retreat Apr. 24, 25, 26 Friday!

M, W, F Mid-Michigan Romance Writing 101 FB posts On target. No posts missed.

Galesburg Museum Project Revisit Apr. 27 Posted another community event on Monday.

Buy a house? Appraisal came back great. Septic issue nailed down. Loan back from underwriter with a couple of simple requests, which I completed earlier today. Arrangements made for the first week of May off of the day job for moving. We could be scheduling our closing today or tomorrow!

ROW80 sign up/goal post on Apr. 8 Complete.

Retreat basket Complete.

Send chocolate. Please.

To join up with ROW80 or see other bloggers’ goals, go here! Or visit other participants in the A to Z Challenge. 🙂



I love goals. Making goals is my idea of fun. I can spend hours coming up with extensive lists of things I want to do, while successfully avoiding doing any actual things. I love goals like I love deadlines. To paraphrase Douglas Adams, I love the whooshing sound they make when they fall by the wayside.


Not completing those goals probably doesn’t bother me as much as it should.  I have issues with accountability. We’re all works in progress, though, amiright? Continue reading