Mah Goals – wc 16/09

Football goal posts from OpenClipArtSoooooooooo muuuuuuch paaaaain!


I’m sorry this is a late post, folks, but really, so much pain! Everything hurts. From my hair tips down to my toenails. Sleeping in a tent (on the ground), running up and down hills, squelching through mud and constantly ducking to get through tent flaps has taken its toll. What am I talking about? My first LARP in two years, that’s what. đŸ™‚

I had such an incredible time! Yes, I cried when Dave drove off with the kids and left me behind, but by the time I got all dressed up and made up, I felt a hell of a lot better.

A new bunch of people to laugh and joke with, along with others I know and love. Without gushing and going into masses of detail (my brain can’t cope) I’d like to thank everyone who helped towards making my step back into LARP as enjoyable as it was. That’s it for this year, but I’ve done it once, so I’m very optimistic now, about what next year has to offer.

For now, I should be talking about goals. Last week, I did quite well and I really do feel that listing my week’s goals here is helping me achieve them. So thank you all for your patience and for your cheers. It helps me a great deal.

Complete at least one more transcript as part of my work for The Write Feeling
One and a half. Right at the start of the week, so I’m really pleased about that. I need to finish off the ones I have though, so I can be ready for the next ones as they come.

At least start looking at the suggestions for the short story I took to the Phoenix on Saturday
Done and done! Looked into the suggestions, made a string of changes that made the story read a hell of a lot better than it did and sent it off to a competition. ^_^ Wheeeeeeeeeee!

Finish making (hand sewing by the way!) my costume for Empire (the LARP)
Yep, done. I wore the costume this weekend and not only was it comfortable, but it got a couple of compliments too. Cold at times, since it was made from bed sheets, but beneath a wool cloak, I think it did pretty good. I’ll have to see if there are any pictures. If not, I’ll mock some up so I can brag properly.

Complete at least half a plan of the competitions I plan to enter for the next six month (that should stop me getting distracted and ensure that I can actually keep to the goal of one entry a month)
Hmm. I’ve filled my diary with the main competitions from WM, so that’s a start. I need to do a bit more planning, but I think with what I have so far I should at least be able to stick with my ‘one comp a month’ goal. Let’s see how we go, eh?

Not touch (at all!) the draft I did for the next Meeting Each Other story. I know that’s a weird goal, but I need to let it breathe so that when I come to edit it, my brain is fresh and ready to do so. Heh, that should be an easy one
This was so much harder than it should have been. Every time I sat down at my laptop I thought of more things I could do, more ideas I could try. Lines to incorporate. I feel better for having left it though. This week I can mess with it a little and see what happens when I do.

Write a blog post for Friday
Done. Nuff said, yeah? :p


With all that behind me I think I’ll be a little easier on myself this week. I need recovery time, you know?
So… this week?

  • Start looking at editing the draft of the next story in the ‘Meeting Each Other’ series
  • Finalise the last details of ‘Vicki & Lara’s’ cover
  • Write one article for an online vendor
  • Complete at least one transcript for The Write Feeling
  • Lay out a plan for November and if I’ll be completing NaNoWriMo with a new novel, or an existing one that needs modifying
  • Spend some time relaxing with my magazines (Writer’s Forum and Writing Magazine)

There are a few other things I’d like to do, but these are all related to writing. RL or non-writing goals don’t go here, though I may change that in future. For now, this is what I’ll be getting on with.

And that’s that! See you on Friday!

Don’t forget, my competition is still running. Easiest thing in the word; just comment on any of my (or Raven’s) posts between now and September 26 and be entered into a draw to win one of four free copies of the Vicki & Lara ebook when it releases in October.
Remember folks, its comments, not likes (though I deeply appreciate those too!) to be part of the draw. And, to make it easier on my brain, I can only include comments here on the blog, rather than those I occasionally see on Twitter and Facebook. My settings allow you to use an OpenID or name/URL to post, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get yourself in with a chance.

Until next time!
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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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2 Responses to Mah Goals – wc 16/09

  1. Glad to hear you have had some fun! You are going to have to explain to me what LARP is though…when I see you. Terrific effort on the goals front, very proud of you!


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