Friday, September 17, 2010

One Goal Friday: September 17, 2010

Didn't make it the ACFW Conference this year? Well, stop here for a while. We're having virtual ice cream and setting a goal for the next week.

Two of my fabulous critique partners are at the conference, and I get all jittery and excited thinking they will be pitching their projects, meeting each other and our friends for the first time, and leaving their families for a few days of much needed writer time. Good luck, girls!!

My other critique partner and I are home--on opposite ends of the country--sighing and wishing we were at conference too. Maybe next year?

So if you aren't at conference and a tiny piece of you wishes you were, pull up a spoon and pick a flavor. I'm embibing in Jamocha Almond Fudge. Mmm...

Also, welcome to the new goal setters. I'm very glad you joined the Friday fun, and I look forward to learning more about you.

My goal last week was to add another 8000 words to my novel. I am set to hit that goal this afternoon. Woo-hoo!

Here are your goals.
Julie J: Finish YA synopsis
Tabitha: Keep thoughts positive
Terri: Revise one chapter a day
CJ: Catch up on Letter A Week project
Diane: Finish second children's book (Congrats!)
Wendy: Get ready for conference (have an amazing time!)
Kristi: Push through revisions up to chapter 9
Beth Mann: Revising ms
Wendy: Start plotting (Congrats on finishing your revisions!)
Tyrean: Keep writing daily
Patti: Work on Lily, have fun with family, and get ready for Indy (have a great time!)
Jeanette: Finish humor article and start an article for Guideposts
Erica: Get ready for Indy (have a splendid time!)
Karen: Make major headway on project
Susan M: Get organized
Lynn: Keep recovering from injury (you're in my prayers)
Susan JR: Not get distracted from working on manuscript
Niki: Work on last year's Nanowrimo
T. Anne: Write two *gasp* synopses (Congrats on finishing your book!)
David De: Keep writing daily
Georgiana: Make requested changes to manuscript to pitch at conference (have an awesome time!)
Sherrinda: Work on character sketches
Sharon: Be prepared for conference and enjoy it (have a spectacular time!)
Nancy: Clean out two drawers and plan vacay to New England
Kittie: Get more done
Quiet Spirit: Start working on newsletter and study costumes for Christmas presentation

How did you do? It always energizes me to read your goals. I hope you met them!

My goal for this week is to finish choreographing a dance routine for our school's cheerleading squad. Yes, I busted out some 80's moves, checked YouTube for current dance sequences, and realized it's been a while since I've danced. I hope the girls like it. It's been so much fun!

What about you? What one goal will enhance your life this week?

Please leave your goal in the comment section. Newcomers are welcome to participate, and don't worry if you can't stop by every Friday--my blog's goal isn't to add stress but to be a place of support.

Have a terrific weekend!


  1. Yep, I reached my goal-well, mostly.

    New goal... hmmmm

    I want to rewrite at least the first two chapters of my memoir.

  2. One letter down. Five more to catch up.

  3. The ice cream looks wonderful! :) Thanks for sharing the picture. I made a little progress on projects this week, and will continue next week. Spending more time in the Word, too, which has been refreshing.
    Happy weekend!

  4. Mmm, telling me to have ice cream before noon. I knew I liked your blog!

    & thanks!! My goal this week is synopsis on the book I finished, plot outline & synopsis on another book and then plot and outline another. Yeah... I might not get through all of that. :-)

  5. My goal? To return to blogging, full speed ahead :)

  6. Hi Jill, I'm hoping to finish that first draft that I've been trying to finish for a few weeks.

    I'm running a marathon tomorrow and my goal is to finish without getting injured :-)

    Then I'll have some of that ice cream!!

  7. I managed to get certain aspects of my life organized this week, but not all of them. So, again this week, my goal is to get organized.

  8. Hi, Jill. I didn't make it to ACFW, either. Sigh.

    I made my goals! Yippee Dippee!!!

    My goals for this week are to SEND the Guideposts article, and get some yard work done.

    I used to work next door to a Baskin Robbins. Jamocha Almond Fudge was one of my faves.

    Happy Weekend!

  9. I am so bad at goals but I am going to aim for exercising almost every day. I'll tackle the diet at a later date.

    I've never been the ACFW Conference but I hope to go someday.

  10. Tabitha: Yay! And good luck with your memoir--I know it will be fantastic!

    CJ: Whew! That's great. I'll have to stop by your blog to check the latest out!

    Karen: I'm glad you made progress and spent time with the Word. Makes all the difference, doesn't it?

    Wendy: Have a double scoop for those goals--nice! Good luck!

    Joanne: Woo-hoo! I always enjoy your blog!

    Paul: Hey, sometimes life gets in the way of finishing those first drafts. I know you'll get it done. And good luck with your marathon tomorrow!!

    Susan M: It's hard to get everything organized, but good for you for making progress!

    Jen: Great job! Your goals this week sound perfect. I hope the weather cooperates. I used to live next door to Baskin Robbins--it was heavenly!

    Amy: I read an excellent book about taking the whole health thing one step at a time. I think it's overwhelming to diet and exercise all at once. Have fun exercising!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. Hi Jill -

    Since virtual chocolate has no calories (or lactose), I'll dig into some of that ice cream you're eating. :)

    I didn't make my goal this week. Life hit in a good way with positive health news, spending more time with Mom, etc.

    Next week is looking equally good, but distracting. My goal is to get some quality time to work on my manuscript.

    Susan :)

  12. Jill:
    Got the newsletter started.(HOORAY)
    Did some research on the costumes. (HOORAY)
    Made headway on the laundry.(HAD TO)
    Helped move items for a rummage sale.(NEEDED TO)
    This week: Study the script for Christmas Presentation. Edit my skit scripts for items to take with me if I go to ICWC in early November.

  13. Oh, Jill I had a lovely time at the conference! I learned so much! I have lots to blog about...revisions to make, submissions to submit. :) It was wonderful...The ladies in the Kansas SCBWI were awesome!

    My goals this week are minimal though...My house should have the final reconstruction done after the summer disasters this week and then I can put everything back in place...So my goals are blog and be a homemaker. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful week!


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