I am currently taking Kristen Lamb’s Blogging for Brand WANA113 class. Here is a portion of my first grokking – an accounting of my BIG WRITING GOALS. I am calling them “Grokkings”, because the words “homework assignment” trigger my flight instincts, while “grokking” makes me think of Heinlein, which is a far more pleasant and inspiring option!
What you see here is hardly even enough to be the tip of the iceberg. Hours, pages, and gallons of water for hot showers; wandering, pondering excursions into my inner terrain, and some hair twisting and swearing…..all were a part of the process, before I even started editing!
This vision I can see and feel, moving within me, waiting for me to deliver it into life, will be affecting just about everything in my writing life, now that I know its shape…so there will be some big changes to my ROW80 goals, at my 2/17 biweekly evaluation….more on that after the goal!
MY BIG GOAL!
I am living what my father once called a pipe dream. It is very real! My name is recognizable within my niches, and my writing has a growing audience with a loyal core.
My writing life dovetails with my life, my family, and my inner truths. I am a writer, an author, a blogger – not as titles, but to my core. Writing is a joyful avocation, a delight, and a profitable business venture that provides revenue enough to support our needs and wants.
Through my writing, I share, connect, heal, and grow. I entertain and claim my life and my passions unabashedly. I chronicle our continuing family journey as we parent in school-free partnership with our children, so that others might dare to see the value, possibility, and wonder of a life wound inextricably around natural learning, and a way to have greater peace and connection with their own children. I will be active on unschooling forums, and at events and gatherings.
My words entertain, enlighten, and enliven my many readers, and I have the satisfaction and pleasure of finally seeing the Trueborn Weft series in print and selling well. I have embraced my love of Spockerotica, and found a home for the Warp series books, where those who wish can weave those stories through the Weft, at no cost, and know the whole of my conception.
I have published Queen of My Infinite Spaces (poetry); and The Last House collection (flash fiction short stories around a specific location and theme.)
I promote my books through my blogs through personal appearances, and the media. I am innovative and assertive in my marketing; I am willing to take chances, and I have materials that reflect my professionalism and my personality.
I am capable and confident with administrative and business duties; I continue to learn and to improve. I am actively involved in professional and more casual writing groups – networking, learning, and offering support to other writers. My home office is comfortable and efficient, and I enjoy creating and tending my business there. It has room for visits from husband, children, and felines, and also a measure of privacy when I need that most.
I submit smaller, bread and butter pieces regularly, to publications that are eager to receive them and to share with their audiences, and which pay me well for my perspective.
I am a richer and more textured person, and a healthier one. I use my words as a tool for good, and strive to always approach my writing with compassion, most especially when the topic is difficult, such as child abuse or infant death.
I value all feedback (even the hostile), and know there is great opportunity for symbiotic growth and learning in it. Therefore, I respond promptly to comments, and find innovative ways to connect with my readers, and to reach new audiences who will find value in my sharing.
I am living my life with purpose, and my energy is devoted to those things that support that purpose. I know that these include things like reading, hiking, camping, gaming, gardening, music, travel, television, and lots of time to just be – with my loved ones, my chosen family, and with myself, wandering my own internal terrain.
Writing adds depth, scope, and understanding to my life, and I share my vulnerabilities, strengths, quirks, failures, successes, deep grief, soaring bliss – and the less intense moments in between….
And, in return for indulging in those gifts, people pay me generously enough that we may live our lives comfortably, and pursue our passions without financial constraints – everything from supporting Jim in his own business venture, to providing for the children as they grow, to SCUBA trips, a refinished bus or motor home, a log cabin, adventures, and even HORSES!!!!!
So, there we have it….
All other goals on abeyance while I attend to My Big Three…
Editing Finding Esta:
Editing complete and sent through Chapter 21.
I am 61% through the novel.
Target: 3 chapters/day, until completed. So far, so good.
Homeschooling reports (due 3/1/13):
- Annalise’s report is complete up to Foreign Language Arts.
That leaves only FLA, Health and Safety, Physical Education, and Attendance.
Her report won’t be done tonight, but will be by Wednesday.
I will begin Jeremiah’s report on Monday, with a goal to finish by the 20th.
Blogging for Brand WANA113:
I’ve completed and posted my first grokking.
I’ve read the next two grokkings,
I will be completing these this week, and connecting with my classmates.
I will catch up my sponsor posts during the next days, and post links with my 2/13 update.
Til then…..I have more musing, editing, and reporting to do!
- Genesis 2013 – #ROW80 Round 1 Goals Update, 1/9/13 (shanjeniah.com)
- ROW80 2013: Round 1 Goals – Building with Trust (shanjeniah.com)
- Weaving the Flows – ROW80 Update, 1/13/13 (shanjeniah.com)
- Deep and Trustful Excavations, #ROW80 1/16/13 (shanjeniah.com)
- ROW80 Goals Update, 1/9/13 (shanjeniah.com)
- Building With Trust ROW80 2013 Round 1 Goals List (shanjeniah.com)
- Evaluating Trust #1: #ROW80 Update 1/20/13 (shanjeniah.com)
- #ROW80 1/16/13 – Progress Only (shanjeniah.com)
- #ROW80 Update 1/27/13 -Progress Only (shanjeniah.com)
- Building With Trust – Writing Resolutions Blog Hop (shanjeniah.com)