Goals for the Golden Season


Sunset over the pond at the retreat I attended last weekend. So gorgeous!

We’re moving into round 3 of ROW 80, and I’m having SO much fun enjoying the blessed summer. I love it here in New England. I enjoy having 4 distinct seasons, and seeing the progression of the year. Even so, summer and fall are my very favorites.

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling around the area, enjoying my road trips. I’ve been camping, drumming, dreaming, swimming, dancing, playing, enjoying time with family and friends (new and old), reading, journaling, meditating, doing yoga, and various other fun things. Plus the chores and tasks that come along with life, which I also enjoy.

I’m rather inspired to jump into this round and add my work on bigger writing projects back into my daily life. I’m in a mode of my life where I just feel really good, and the more I embrace it and feel thankful for it and focus on it, the better I feel. I love the upward spiral of positive vibes.

Okay, enough hippie joy for now, here are my goals for round 3!

Note: if this seems like a ton of goals for one round, that’s because it’s helpful to me to have lots of projects to choose from. I may not get to them all this round, but I want to hold them all as possibilities, then see where creative inspiration takes me!

2015 Row 80 Round 3 Goals

Work on revising and editing The Door Is the Key book 1 (TDITK1). Finish the first pass of revisions using Rock Your Revisions. Complete re-writes and added scenes as necessary. Do the first complete proof-reading edit.

Complete current nonfiction WIP. Update outline for Daily Spiritual Practice (DSP) book to include the new ideas and direction I’ve been contemplating. Revise what I’ve written thus far. Finish first draft of DSP. Target is 5oK words or so. Starting the round, I’m at 8500 words.

Finish Creative Inspiration Booster Pack and start building the new e-mail list for Starcat’s Corner website. Add my author name domain to my website(s).

Create weekday Fae Musings e-mails for our Feline Dreamers subscribers. Add new folks to the mailing list.

Re-read draft of Patterns in the Void and make initial revision notes.

Do my ROW 80 sponsor duties. Write an inspiring article to share. Visit my peeps each week and leave comments.

De-clutter and organize my life, creating beautiful spaces. Clean and organize my upstairs desk and filing cabinets. Continue to de-clutter and beautify our shared living spaces. Paint the living room, kitchen, and stairwell.

Focus on blogging. Post to my Starcat’s Corner blog at least twice per week, Feline Dreamers every other week, and on this blog twice per week. Write ROW 80 guest post to inspire fellow authors (and be a good sponsor!). Write, edit, and submit guest blog posts for Kind Over Matter, Facing North, and Moon Books. Start and keep a running list of blog post ideas, drafts, and picture ideas.

Continue my craft & business learning. Read at least 3 books about writing and/or ethical marketing & promotion. Check out a couple of writer podcasts. Keep notes on ideas to use, and begin implementing them. Add a Call to Action (CTA) to my Cultivating Self-Love e-book.

Make inspiring art and music. Practice zentangling. Create new scrapbook pages and art journal pages. Take nature photographs to use on my websites and blog posts. Practice drumming regularly.

Expand my spiritual awareness and the integration of all aspects of my life. Pay attention to my dreams and keep records of them. Set intentions before sleep and upon waking. Meditate and do my chakra clearing daily.

GRACEfully invite ease, purpose, and kindness into my daily life. Do things I love: write in my journal, read, do yoga, dance, spend time with loved ones, and express my gratitude. Eat well and exercise. Get outdoors for walking, hiking, and swimming on a regular basis.



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