A New Year and New Goals

I’ve had a super-relaxing New Year’s weekend, and I’m very thankful indeed! Now it’s time to jump back into the ROW 80 stream.

A funny experience: I’d set up a revision plan for my novel draft, Patterns In the Void. Or at least, I reported that I did, here on this blog (on December 18th’s update), and I checked it off my task list in my daily planner (on December 17th). I vaguely remember doing it, in the craziness of holiday preparations. But I couldn’t find the actual plan at all! Not on my laptop or email or phone or in my notebook or journal or on a random piece of paper – it just vanished! For a fairly organized (at least with files and paperwork type stuff) Virgo, this is highly unusual. I really don’t know what became of it. After an hour or so of searching, I ended up re-creating it.

I wonder if I’ll find the plan in some random location someday. Or perhaps it just wasn’t a good plan, so the Universe deleted it from existence for me. Heh heh. Who knows?

Onward and upward – here are my goals for this Round.

2017 ROW 80 Round 1 Goals

Promote and sell Heart of the Goddess book. Set up a timeline and task lists for all the items on my promotion plan. Get more reviews. Order book stock. Get my books in local stores. Do more giveaways and contests. Get the book on Ingram (so bookstores and libraries can order it).

Do revisions of Patterns in the Void and send to beta readers. Use the three-pass system to revise the manuscript, during the month of January. Get initial feedback from my guys in January (using the basic draft, not revised yet) and implement their suggestions in early to mid February. Do other editing as needed in the remainder of February. Get non-family beta readers and send them the manuscript in early March. (Target publication date is July 2017).

Continue my craft, finance, & business learning. Participate in In Arms Coaching program. Read at least 3 books about writing craft and/or making a living as a writer. Participate in Personal Finance Consciousness Circle (PFCC). Finish reading and working through the Barbara Stanny and Denise Duffield-Thomas finance books.

Build community for Feline Dreamers. Create and promote workshops and other events. Write sermon for UU service. Get 2 new speaking engagements. Make a plan for the debut of our podcast (Spring 2017).

Focus on blogging. Post to my Starcat’s Corner blog at least once per week, Feline Dreamers each month, and on this blog twice per week. Write, edit, and submit monthly guest blog posts for Kind Over Matter. Submit a guest blog proposal to Mike Dooley’s site. Keep a running list of blog post ideas, drafts, and picture ideas.

Winter Hometending. Clear off and de-clutter my desk and filing cabinets. Finish painting the stairwell and put up photos. Work on de-cluttering the basement.

Enhance my physical health. Devote time to daily exercise, including but not limited to walking, yoga, dancing, hula-hooping, and swimming. Stop eating sugar. Eat less in general.

Live my LUMINOUS spiritual daily life. Do things I love: write in my journal, read, do yoga, dance, walk, spend time with loved ones, and express my gratitude. Pay attention to my dreams and keep records of them. Set intentions before sleep and upon waking. Meditate and do my chakra clearing daily. Gather with my sisters on Full Moons.

Have a great week and good luck tackling those goals!

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