Goals Summary 2018 – Wk 11

Well, this is awkward.

Last week’s goals were ambitious, and I apparently was not up to the task.

What did I want to do?

  • Publish 2 book reviews
  • Edit Lifelike
  • Finish Sanctified chapter 34
  • Finish reading Gunpowder Moon
  • Edit two chapters of The Steel Armada
  • Review Madhu’s pages


  • Publish two book reviews
  • Edit Lifelike
    • Nope. still haven’t received feedback from my friend, though that’s no excuse.
  • Finish Sanctified chapter 34
    • YES! That fic is now done and posted! I’ll just be over here, doing happy dances by myself.
  • Finish reading Gunpowder Moon
    • Nope. Getting really close though. Should finish it tomorrow at the latest.
  • Edit two chapters of The Steel Armada
    • Nope. Not even a little bit. Which is terrible.
  • Review Madhu’s pages
    • Yes. I’m still really enjoying her book so far.

Weekly Word Count: 2,392

Anything else I should mention?

Well, St. Paddy’s Day was a ton of fun. Also, apparently Irish Car Bombs are now called Dublin Drop Shots. The change in name did little to deter me from doing three of them in a row Saturday night, followed by impromptu karaoke.

The Oregon Writers Colony reached out to say they were still looking over the scholarship applications and that I should hear back from them sometime this week. That was promising. General rule of thumb is, the longer someone has your app, the better you’re doing. At least, that’s what I tell myself.

On that note, I still haven’t heard back about The Seasons, so that’s good. It hasn’t been rejected out of hand, at least. The submission period doesn’t end until 3/31, so I expect I won’t hear back until sometime after that.

I also spent some much needed time with my best friend, and spent down time at the house watching movies with the husbando. So, I didn’t focus so much on my writing goals this week as I did make time for my personal relationships. That’s going to happen from time to time, but now I’m ready to get back to work!

So, what now?

  • Publish two blog posts
  • Edit 4 chapters of The Steel Armada
  • Finish reading Gunpowder Moon
  • Review Madhu’s pages

I’m reining the goals in for this week to try and get myself back on track. Just reading and editing. I’ve got another fanfic queued up to start writing so I can finish this huge series and call it good. Then I can get back to writing original fiction.

I’ve had a few new story ideas, which is nice. I’ve been stewing on the same handful of stories for a while and I was starting to think I’d somehow tapped all my creative energy. That’s silly of course, but it’s good to know that’s not the case, regardless.

Gunpowder moon
I expect it will be another quiet week on the blog as I buckle down and try to get all caught up. I should have the review for Gunpowder Moon up this week, and I’m going to start Quietus by Tristan Palmgren after that.

Until then, Blogland,




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