Marching Forward: Taking Hold Of My Goals

I know what it looks like. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, and have noticed the trickling away of my post, you are probably thinking that I have in someway lost my ‘shine’. That, or my muse has broken up with me. Neither thoughts are further from the truth.

I still love blogging, I’d like to think I still have shine, but when growth takes place we have to be maturer enough to recognize when we need to make hard choices. Are we facing a moment of ‘both and’ or ‘either or?’

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Currently, I have been working on 3 different manuscripts; our beloved Ascension Graveyard which looks slightly different from how it currently appears on the blog, a piece called Warden, and another titled Nexus Gate 4037.

All 3 are very different stories and are in different stages of their process which enables me to work on all three at once. Yey!

That being said, for me, this is an ‘either or’ scenario.

EITHER I continue to blog everyday and miss this awesome moment that I have DREAMED about having since I was a girl of 13, to focus on becoming a professional novelist, OR I spend less time on other projects like the blog while nurturing others.

With that being said, the blog has been sorely neglected…I am sorry, but I aim to change that by putting forth some effort for a ‘both and.’

I will BOTH work on my three manuscripts AND blog. The catch is I will only blog 3 days out of a week.

HERE’S THE PLAN:

  • Day 1: Flash Fiction/ Short story/#Blogbattle
  • Day 2: Art (Should any have been created) or Random post
  • Day 3: Quote of Encouragement…I like these

I aim to keep things simple. I aim to keep them true. I aim to keep progressing!

Remember the Novel Progress Planner sheet I created a while back? Well I’ve made lots of progress there, and managed to keep my goals thus far, whilst adding new ones. (The goals are slightly different from what appear on the image, here.)  God has blessed me to gain great momentum and drive!

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To that end, I am pressing forward with my writing goals, giving my longer bodies of work the attention they need, but I will drop by during the week and say hello as I march forward into new territory. I hope you will go along with me.

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Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!

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19 thoughts on “Marching Forward: Taking Hold Of My Goals

      1. 🙂 I am so grateful that you were willing to read it. I do hope you liked it and that it wasn’t a struggle to get through. but if it was, please do tell me so and let me know why so that I can make it better!

      2. It is now finished and I will send you my thoughts in an email either tonight, or tomorrow. Time dependent. I hope my feedback’s useful to you. 🙂

      3. 😀 I am certain it will be! I am super excited about this. This step, taking in feedback- really makes this dream feel so much more real, you know? I am one step closer to self publishing!

      4. 😀 I just read your feedback and it is WONDERFUL! truly. I am not trying to butter you up. Its great. I left you a couple response messages. Thanks again. I feel like now I need to do some stretching and warm ups before I take what you and others have given and start to make the necessary ‘repairs.’ One step closer.

    1. Hahaha I love how you start off so sweet before issuing a threat 😄 I promise I’m working on it my friend. Thanks for encouraging and for reading it again. I will need any further input you have to improve it tho 😉

      1. The cover keeps me awake at night – I can’t stop thinking about where you will go with the cover. Just do that you know – you are in my night thoughts lol!!!

      2. You are very ‘arty’ so I think you will do something amazing – please make me stop thinking of you at night and publish that book – sigh!

  1. I *just* posted about this. Well, the theme of pressure to write and/or blog. I see nothing wrong with your ‘either or’. The blogosphere will still be here. Do what you want in your own time. Excited for you about your novel!

    1. 😀 thank you so much for your encouragement! It’s fantastic to know that I’m not on this road alone, that my ‘issue’ of choice is one that is shared among other writers/bloggers.

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