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Goals mid year

Monday, June 29, 2009

With June closing it is a good time to look at those goals and re-evaluate if needed.

My writing goals for 2009:
1. Finish writing Ephram's Defiance. Then edit and rewrite. - I haven't finished yet. But I did get back to writing it. I have chapter 15 done.

2. Finish and do second draft of Hellenic Distractions. - First draft is finished. Second draft is almost started with my decision to cut the prologue.

3. Write horror and sci-fi short stories. - I have done a few horror-like stories for contests. Am working on a supernatural one from the prompt "if you woke up in a grimm's fairy tale".

4. Submit something for publication. (one short story at least) - Over 2 months ago I submitted "So I Said To My Shrink" to the Orson Scott Card Medicine Show magazine. It's my first sci-fi short story about an alien talking to a human therapist.

5.Write another children's story. - I wrote a couple first drafts during a picture book writing week. Sent one to my mom for Mothers' Day.

6.Get focused on ideas and maybe not think of too many more (have 43 already) - as if I could really stop myself from thinking of two many. My "focus" is on 4 novels right now. Some think that is too many. lol

7. Write hero novel. - Chapter one is done. Nothing else. Want to finish the teen first draft first. Then this one.

If I have time, maybe write A Cinder Tale. - This one is a no go. I have decided to write a witch/vampish tale right now instead since it's one of my few ideas that has a female main character. I am writing chapter two of Blood Prophesy now.

Wow.... I feel accomplished. This past month felt very down about writing because for most of it I wrote zero fiction. And yet I have worked on my goals this year and from the looks of it, doing much better than I ever expected.

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DUCKEY1466 6/30/2009 7:36AM

    WOW! I see that you love to write...I dabble in fanfiction for LKH books and odd and ends stuff. I would really like to read some of your stuff sometime, do you have it posted anywhere?

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Odd Responses

Saturday, June 27, 2009

This has been a bleh kind of week. Didn't feel like working out and going to SLC several times this week to get my computer fixed threw off my schedule even more. Plus today my back hurts.

I gained a little back which didn't make me feel very good.

Yet my grandmother says I look like I'm losing.
Rather odd...

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DUCKEY1466 6/28/2009 9:44AM

    Sorry hun hope you get to feeling better..stress will have that effect... emoticon

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Head Ache

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I have had a headache for the last several days. At least once during the day, if not longer and repeated.

This makes things difficult. I am having a hard time exercising because in morning and in evening I don't feel very well. Hopefully I can get back into the mode soon.



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Well, I spent the weekend in Wyoming visiting my mom and stepdad. Figured it was only fair since on Mothers' Day I was with Dad. So on Fathers' Day I was with Mom.

I had a good time. Shopped for some clothing and got new shoes because the pair I was wearing had holes in them.

Didn't eat too healthy though. Time to get back to work on the treadmill and eating healthy.

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    lol! I do the same thing. dad's card on mothers day and mom's card on fathers day. I thought I was the only crazy one. lol. They are used to me doing things on my own timeline. Good luck getting back on track!

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15 gone

Monday, June 08, 2009

Although I never showed on spark the amount of weight I'd gained back, since starting to lose this year I have lost a total of 15 lbs.

1.5 lbs lost for this month

I am 6 lbs away from that 10% mark (again) and only 2.3 lbs away from being under 200 (again).

It feels good even if sometimes the progress has been almost too slow to handle. I am on the way towards my birthday goal. 1.5/15 lbs


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KEEPITMOVING 6/10/2009 10:30AM

    rock on, do it up, and take it slow. you'll never be sorry. n

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ZORAHGAIL 6/8/2009 6:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DUCKEY1466 6/8/2009 6:23PM

    Just be patient it will come...don't give up on your goals!

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