Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Goals and an Untethered Realms Giveaway

Goals are off-the-chart awesome when scored on the soccer field. Catching various World Cup group matches has given me a deeper appreciation for the sport. One thing that stood out as important is stamina. Seriously, I can't even begin to imagine what it's like running back and forth across a huge pitch sweeping and tackling and manuevering a ball so gracefully for two sets of 45 minutes.

That reminds me that this writing journey is not to be ridden full speed burning the candle at both ends. It's a journey for the long haul.
Some goals I make.
Some, not so much.
But I still stay on my grind because this is what I love with a fearsome passion. Perhaps one day it will reciprocate lol!

For June 2014, I set the following goals:
Finish another round of edits for BEACON (YA dystopian/urban fantasy) - DONE! YAY!
Finish edits for ONCE UPON A SUMMONS (MG fairy-tale smash up) - You see, I was going to...but then what had happened was...NO.
Do Untethered Realms Post - DONE! Posted on June 10th
Finish another round of edits for UR special project - DONE! And I'm looking forward to getting a chance to share more about this project soon.
Keep up with Confessions of a Sex Fiend virtual book tour organized by Bewitching book tours - The last day of the tour was July 7th. It was worth the work following up each day. I hope new readers are able to enjoy the sexy, crazy, steamy of Chancellor Baltimore's world (created by my alter ego Rayven Godchild).
Start Shadow Jumpers III - No excuses. No reasons. Just...NO.

I'm working through my goal setting thoughts for July 2014. After a pretty busy first part of the year, I have a lot of things to consider.

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Now, I'm off to go do more reading of G.R.R.Martin's A Feast for Crows. The last time I started his A Song of Fire and Ice series, I didn't make it a tenth of the way through A Storm of Swords. Have you seen the Game of Thrones show on HBO? Have you read the series as well? Any thoughts to share ofn the show and/or the series? Please share them in the comments.

24 comments:

  1. Haven't read the books but I've been watching the show.
    And didn't Germany just crush Brazil yesterday?

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    1. The books are enjoyable. And yeah, Germany beat Brazil something aweful.

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  2. You had a LOT of goals for June! You shouldn't beat yourself up for not getting them all done!

    I watch Game of Thrones. Love it! I did read the first book, but didn't bother reading any of the others. The show was following the book pretty closely, and there are so many other books I want to read ...

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    1. True, whoever wrote the screenplay did of great job of staying close to the books.

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  3. I have to regroup and start writing my goals and plan. I've taken a three week break and don't know where to start again.

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    1. You surely earned your break and will find a great place to start once again.

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  4. I always need a reminder that it's a race of endurance. Helps me keep my stamina, because some days...I feel like I am treading water, or worse.

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    1. Re: Treading water

      It can feel that way sometimes, but yeah, it's not for the swift but he that chooses to push and endure.

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  5. Everything revolves around stamina. I think when we forget to pace ourselves, we burn out. I know I've fallen into that trap several times.

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    1. It's so easy to get caught up, but slowing down and pacing helps us build endurance on this writing journey.

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  6. Wow! You amaze with how much you do. I didn't get much done last month at all. I'm a big fan of Game of Thrones. The show and the books. I love how the show is sticking close to the books. Not exact, but better than any other book to TV series I've seen.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. It was worth the work to get it all done :-)

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  7. You got a lot done. I made my June writing goal, and I'm hoping to finish July's. I try not to beat myself too much when I don't meet an objective. I've been working steadily, and that counts.

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  8. Impressive, Angela. I think I'll have to borrow some of your achievements and just add them to my list. No one will know, right?

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  9. You rock the goal setting and meeting, my friend. Congrats on a successful June. Wishing you a fabulous July.

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  10. having realistic goals is so important. I about killed myself last year. I won't do it this year.

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  11. Well, I still you did fantastic with your goals. Right now my goals are all looking bad. I have to regroup and continue on.

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  12. Setting writing goals is a smart thing, even if you have to tweak them now and then. I got a lot done during a recent writing retreat and now I have to try to keep up the momentum!

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  13. Sounds like everything is going well. All the best!

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  14. I used to beat myself up over missed goals. Not so much anymore. And sometimes I get so far behind them that I have to stop and start fresh.

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  15. It's a marathon, not a sprint. Sounds like you've got a handle on things. Write on... ;)

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  16. Love this post! Goals are so important! --- realistic ones! Thanks for sharing, and WAY TO GO!

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  17. Some impressive goals. Reminds me I need to write some of my own!

    Ellie Garratt

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  18. I try not to read anything heavy while I'm in the midst of writing new stuff. I can do that while editing, but when I'm first creating, I have to read fluffy stuff that doesn't stay with me during my writing time.

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