Babies, Goals, and Such

And really, just one baby. Mine. My little Turbo.

He sleeps! Not all night, but “through the night” (aka 5 hours). And he’s taking good naps again. So I’m no longer a cereal-eating, bathrobe-wearing zombie.

I’m just a cereal-eating, bathrobe-wearing mom. ^_^

Now that I’m more rested and more with-it mentally, I’m back in the blogging game.


So, it’s a new year and all, right? I think I’ll post my goals!

1. Write for at least 20 minutes every day. Totally manageable. (Starting yesterday! And I did it! Yay!)

I’m taking part in the Write Despite challenge. Take a look and join us!

2. Complete FRACTURED RADIANCE to queriable quality.

3. Complete first draft of RED SKY.

4. Query agents.

5. At least outline next planned WIP, if not start on the first draft.

6. Read at least 24 books this year. I wish I could do more, but with being a mom and trying really hard with my writing, I think 24 is a good enough goal. That’s two books a month, and I already have 12 built-in with my book club. So, I might even read more, who knows.

*EDIT: I remembered the other one! About 20 minutes after posting, but on the way to bed. Woohoo!

7. Blog (on here) weekly. Comment on blogs weekly as well.

I feel like I was intending to write one more, but I can’t remember it.* Such is life lately for me. I’m super forgetful, but it usually comes back. Eventually. So I guess I’m only slightly more with-it mentally.

Do you have any goals slash resolutions for 2013?

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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

5 thoughts on “Babies, Goals, and Such

  1. Those are some great goals! Good luck with them! I have some reading goals for this year, and of course I want to finish my current MS, revise old ones, write new ones–it’s so hard for me to pin these things down into goals!

  2. Glad you’re back in the game! And it does sound manageable to me (but I don’t have any kids, so what do I know?). I’m sure you’ll figure out a rhythm and routine that are right for you. I’m a big believer in little bits adding up over time, so keep it up!

  3. Welcome back to the land of the non-zombies! Those are all good goals and totally reasonable for a brand new mom. You gotta have time to snuggle with the babe. This time goes fast. *looks over at kid who is almost as tall as me… sniffle* And I’m clicking on the “Write Despite” link rigggghhhhtttt…. now!

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