March Is Here

Hello, hello! How’s everyone doing this lovely Wednesday? Things here are okay. There’s some old lady neighbor drama going on, but things will eventually work out. Other than that, there’s not much going on. It’s late as I’m writing this because I procrastinated, so it’ll probably be a short post again. I haven’t made a goals post in a while, so I think I’m going to do that. These are just March goals. I’m not planning too far ahead because I’ve been really bad about keeping goals anyway, so what’s the point? Fingers crossed I can at least keep up with this stuff.

1. Write 4,000 words a week. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve met this goal five weeks out of eight. I need to buckle down and stick with it, but I’m lazy and haven’t really found the desire to keep up with it. It’s a me thing. I know. I’m enjoying the story and know where it’s going. When I do force myself to write, it’s not particularly hard and the distractions are minimal. So, it’s not that I need to switch projects. I just need to focus and find the reason I write again.

2. Read at least two books. I’ve already read seven this year, so I don’t foresee any problems meeting this goal. And only one of those was a book of poetry, so no… I’m not reading super short things and counting them. Though I do have a couple of novellas lined up for this year. But I also have a couple of 500+ page novels on my shelf. My reading varies. A lot.

3. Submit DS1 to another publisher. It’s been a couple of months since my last kindly worded rejection, so I should probably get it back out there. I still have a couple of places I want to try before I decide whether or not to trunk this one too.

4. Keep up with my miscellaneous stuff. Write blog posts. Post on my author profiles. Order groceries as needed. Try not to forget little things that pop up. Text people. The usual stuff that I do between mindless games and crossword puzzles.

That’s all, really. I was going to include socializing more, but I honestly just don’t want to. I’d rather listen to loud music. Don’t get me wrong. I love my peoples. But I prefer hermitting right now. Anyway, what are your goals for March? As always, feel free to share your comments and questions here or on my social media pages!

13 thoughts on “March Is Here

  1. Old lady neighbor drama. I laugh because basically half the neighborhood is this on my street verus me.

    I have been submitting for jobs since September of last year, and still have not landed my good job, yet…………….
    Two in person interviews next week.
    Maybe then…….
    If not,
    Try, TRy, TRY AGAIN like an Eire Six Nations Rugby SIX!!!

    Hey at least you wrote 4,000+ words a week for 5/8ths. More than my lazy sod arse!
    Cue the music, Johnny….


    The world is a mess,
    at least we aren’t the 1940’s French,
    La Resistance.
    What made the Albert Camus and onwards march,
    and Jean-Paul Sartre

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  2. We survived the tornado watch!

    Cue the music ……

    4,000 words x 2 = Awesome Shawna!

    You go my lady!
    You have a lot of talent too!!
    Go gig’em!!!

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  3. Methinks that old lady neighbor drams is all about great Southern Literature too!

    Boo Radley, Heart of a Lonely Hunter, and the song of our birds, most of all
    The Mockingbird!


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  4. Hey there! I hope you’re doing well. I totally understand the struggle of procrastination, I’m guilty of it myself. It’s great that you’re setting goals for yourself, even if just for the month. It’s important to have something to work towards and hold yourself accountable. I’m curious, what do you usually write about? Is it fiction or non-fiction? Do you have any tips for staying motivated to write consistently? I’ve been trying to get into writing more, but I always seem to hit a wall after a few days. Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks for sharing your goals, and I hope you have a great rest of your week.

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    1. Hi there!

      I mostly write horror and fantasy and some mystery. But I’ll dabble in any genre!

      As far as writing consistently, it’s mostly just a matter of forcing yourself to sit down and do it. I’m struggling with that still. My advice would be to think about why you hit a wall. Is the story not working? Does the voice feel right? Or is it an invisible hurdle you’re hitting? I always have an urge to quit around the 20,000 words mark. Usually things are slowing down a little in the story and I’m not entirely sure how to get to the next exciting part, so I get discouraged. I just have to power through and remember that I can edit that part in draft two to make it more engaging. It sounds cliché, but it’s true: you can’t fix it if you don’t write it first.

      P.S. I’m sorry about the late reply.


  5. A wee bit of freestyle.

    I am back,
    you inspire me,
    for no more turmoil,
    in our world,
    no matter,
    the tragedy,
    we attack!
    with the words,
    to perturb.,
    this totally fecked up, disturbed world,
    with our minds,
    so divine!
    ‘who created God,
    and humanity?

    For our words,
    are sentenced to our being!
    Heart pumps,
    for humanity to truly bring,
    upon our educated sonnets,
    they can never lay our minds under a bridge.
    like them…………..

    For we bring,
    sing to the saints,
    break it down,
    Joan of Arc,

    They can never, ever frown,
    those clowns,
    on our art,
    of write,
    Foe we are the poets,
    always spit,
    ‘to them,
    but is a choice of words,
    to make it their lack of hydration,
    for we are the H2O,
    Water of Words,
    tread lightly,
    into the darkness of knights!

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  6. Whoopie woo!

    I forgot to lay down some more loud, inspirational music…

    I go trey………

    and four for a nother…

    BORIS BECKER and we are FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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