Goals Not Resolutions

IMG_4440A resolution can fail and usually does.  Goals are steps toward winning the game.  Or in this case, writing the words of your heart.

It may be baby steps, however it will get you there eventually.  Make 2016 the year you reach at least one of your goals.  This is the perfect time to focus, perfect your craft, and write the words in your heart.

One of my goals last year 2013 was to get my Spy Cam One out.  I did get it out in December 2014.  I should have said get it out mistake free.  That is what is great with a goal vs resolution.  Goals you can miss, but you get closer with each aim.

In 2015 I reached that goal, that is if you can say anything is mistake free.  It’s better.  And I got my Kindle version out just this week.  YAHOOOO Me!  After working a week at 10 hour days, I sent it all to Amit, my new best friend, and for less than $50 (each book is different in price) he had it in perfect shape in just a few minutes and I had it up on line in an hour or so.  And it sold 2 copies in just a few minutes.  Of course, one person thought he was getting a free copy.

My goal for 2015 is

  1. Getting a book out that will help classrooms teachers–to rescue kids from boring writing lessons which forces them to hate the craft.
  2. I also want to write book 2 in Spy Cam One.
  3. Finish YA time travel
  4. Publish My Sister the Cheerleader
  5. Learn Scrivener
  6. Do at least 1 virtual classroom event
  7. Do 4 school visits.
  8. In my spiritual goals, I’m adding two devotional books.
  9. In the re-purpose goals of writing, I will publish true love stories.
  10. Start a “famous people I’ve met” book.
  11. Continue to write for at least 5 different magazines
  12. Be a Sycamore tree.

What are your goals?  Put them don’t here in stone…or social media…actually it’s better than stone.  Let your writing friends keep you accountable.

 

Monday Dec 14, 2015 Writers Read!

Join the Granbury Writers’ Bloc for their annual Christmas party BookTree4Monday  December 14, 2015, at 6pm in the 3rd floor game room of Lakestone Terrace (across 377 from Walmart)

Join the Bloc for a fun evening of reading original stories at our December meeting and then guess who wrote them. All stories must be original, no more than 4 pages double spaced, 12 point Time New Roman Font. DO NOT put your name on the work. Make sure the paper is white and the print is black if at all possible. Do not tell anyone what you have written. If you tell anyone they can’t guess on your work.

Try to stretch your writing style in order to fool those who know you best. You can write in any genre. Remember to warn the reader at the top of your manuscript if it has language or content that is R rated. You won’t guess out loud, but list your best guess on a paper along with the title.

The writers will be revealed at the end of the evening.

Remembering Claire

imageRemembering Claire Dunsworth

When I first met Claire it was the Writers’ Bloc summer workshop and Jodi Thomas was our speaker.  The joy on Claire’s face told me two things.  Writing brought her great joy and her joy came from the Lord.  I loved her positive, can-do attitude.  Claire’s first book is days from being released. She had become a leader in our group and a treasure to her church. And in one moment last Friday she went to be with the Father.  I rejoice in knowing that some of her dreams came true in the last days and in knowing I will see her again.  No doubt this beautiful soul lives on and walks the streets of gold.