Friday, January 29, 2016

Big Dreams Blogfest Update Day 2016 #2

As you know by now, the Big Dreams Blogfest is hosted by Misha Gericke and myself. Each moth on the last Friday, we meet to discuss progress (or the lack thereof) and goals.

My goals for last month were to get through one round of revisions on thesis novel, add 2 scenes, submit 4 stories to Woman's World and get my blog traffic up to 100 hits/day.

After  a week long residency out of state, breaking my tailbone and my glasses, and starting a new job, I didn't quite meet my goals. I only managed to get 1 scene added to my novel and it wasn't a scene I was intending when I made the post, so those still need to be added. I got through edits on the first five chapters of the novel, but not through an entire round. My blog traffic is fluctuation lots of days I'm close to 100. Some days I'm close to 200. But some days are really low, and I'd like to change that. I submitted only one story to Woman's World.

Goals for February

  1. Finish a round of edits on thesis novel
  2. Add needed scenes to thesis novel
  3. Sub 2 stories to Woman's World
  4. Get 100 blog hits/day.
Did you meet your goals for January? What are your goals for February?


  1. To say the least, I didn't achieve most of my goals. My January was insane. Best of luck with February!

  2. Whoa. You broke your tailbone and came close to finishing a few of your goals! You rock! I'm impressed that you kept on writing and working. Good job!

  3. Sounds like you're pretty on top of your goals even if you didn't hit them exactly. Good luck with your next month of progress :-)

  4. Sometimes life just has different plans than you do. Hope you're recovering ok, and here's to a less eventful February.

  5. Some good goals there. And well done for getting your blog traffic up. I know how hard that is to achieve.