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If and when I decline any and all invitations this month to be social, you should blame it squarely on this month’s endeavor to write a novel during National Novel Writing Month. Maybe, just maybe, you will get to read a version of it one day.
I had a really great summer full of challenges, surprises, and fun adventures.
How was yours? Looking forward to new adventures this Fall.
As I celebrated the completion of another trip around the sun this weekend, I took another look at my creative to-do list. My main goal is to launch a podcast this year. This has been a goal from the previous year(s) but hasn’t yet happened. I take full responsibility for not having made that happen. From today I have 215 more days to change that, plus I have this handy list to stay on track to achieve this.
I’d also like to begin and release a creative project this year. Whether it be getting a book published, releasing an album of music, or collaborating with others to pull off a short-film screening event I’m going to make it happen. If history is any indication I’ve been great at starting these types of things however getting them to a point where I can share them with others is a different challenge.
For now I am sharing my to-do list and soon, the podcast.
Join me on this quest by clicking the button on the right hand side of the blog to subscribe or the follow button at the top, if you haven’t already, for the latest updates straight to your inbox or dashboard. Please leave a comment if you like what you’ve read. Let’s encourage each other and achieve some great things this year.
I’ve previously mentioned that I don’t make resolutions, but that I do set yearly goals. I set what I believe to be a few feasible, yet ambitious goals with a year timeline, and then plan to work toward them. Being an optimistic realist I find myself uncertain of how things will turn out in terms of achievement by the year’s end.
Inevitably, life happens. Priorities change to shift the timelines of these goals to “someday” after which point I proceed with the best of intentions, until I finally decide to reset those intentions to align with my actions. Ultimately, I’ve become more aware of the fact that someday is reserved for things that you may want to do, but has the distinction of being not important enough for you to plan for or schedule now.
A failure to fully plan, is a full plan to fail.
What do you know? It’s a new year, and so, a perfect time to hit that reset (and follow/ subscribe) button!
I believe that success is measured in hindsight as an assessment of a series of goals that you’ve worked to achieve. Being an accomplished person means that you’ve gained the courage, discipline, and focus needed to consistently achieve your goals.
Ultimately, I’d like to spend more time in ways that will allow me to attain success and to help others do the same. It’s important to apply previously built momentum from prior successes to future goals and to acknowledge that it’s something rarely achieved alone. I need my courageous crew. Is that you?
What’s one goal that you want to achieve in 2016 and for which you could use some encouragement? Share it in a comment.
Between you and me the title of this post is a bit of a joke. I’ve always found the phrase “<blank>, I am in you” treading a fine line of being off-putting at the same time as amusing. I still can’t decide what to make of it. Are there any colloquial phrases like that for you?
Some goals I had at the start of the year were
At this time I’ve done the first one out of those three. The year is about one-third over now. That might indicate I’m on on track with these things. That isn’t the case though because these were all goals I put into motion at some point LAST year. Between making TRIPLE TIMe, a new gig that looks like it could lead to a long-term opportunity, and my volunteer activities, I don’t have much time to start a podcast or much mental energy to revise my novel. Well, not if I want to get enough sleep on any given night.
Who needs sleep, really?
On a freelancer self-help spree earlier this month, I picked up a copy of The Productive Writer by Sage Cohen at my local library. A mini-review is coming. As soon as I
find make the time to finish reading it.
And… in by midnight.
This year had its ups and downs but I want to take a moment to highlight the good things. Basically this was a year filled with learning.
I read 31 books this year. I was going to scale back, but sometimes when I’m in a groove I can accomplish some cool things without much added effort, so I just went with it. I’ve tracked what I read on my Goodreads page. Feel free to connect with me there.
I also wrote a novel! I am pleased with the story but it definitely needs lots of revision. You can view my story synopsis here on my Medium page.
I can’t wait to reveal my 2015 plans which you’ll see in my next post. Until then, Happy New Year!
Once again I’m writing a novel this month for NaNoWriMo! It’s not like me to have all this fun without you and so I’m inviting you to join in. If you’re in the Los Angeles area you could write your own using this county write-in calendar. Come write w/ other writers in person. Or write with others virtually!
Hey, where are you going? Okay, okay. You don’t have to write a novel this month if you aren’t so inclined. Perhaps you’re only curious to see how NaNo writers are living this month. If that’s more your style then follow my Tumblr. There I’ll give your mind a generous helping of NaNoWriMo life throughout November. On to the goodies!
Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Using this month to work on another writing project (NaNoWriMo Rebel)? Connect with me on NaNoWrimo.org or on Tumblr (madelinewright.tumblr.com) and leave a comment with whatever writing project you’re tackling this month. Happy writing!
It’s been about a month since Social Media Week LA and I’m still absorbing an astounding amount of information. Because I couldn’t physically be in more than one place at once at the event I had to choose which panels to attend in-person. Fortunately, there was another option available. I signed up on my livestream account to receive an email whenever an archived SMW panel became available. Wallah! Now I can watch any of the presentations I missed, on demand.
The coolest thing about using Livestream is that you can connect with your friends and watch streams from anywhere and from anyone (musicians, vloggers, subject matter gurus, etc.). Essentially you’ll be everywhere at once, just not at the same time! Now that’s some wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.
I’m enjoying an archived stream on Beauty Bosses and Fashion Founders as I write this.
The Social Media fashion fun continues with a Social Media Club LA event on Tuesday, Oct 21, at General Assembly, in Santa Monica. Check out the details and RSVP here: bit.ly/SMCLAoctober
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