Friday, January 9, 2009

Misspelled Words and Goals Revisited

Today's forecast for St. Peters: Mostly sunny, high 51 degrees, but a chance of snow tonight. What???

Here's a link where you can test yourself on frequently misspelled words. So, have some fun and give it a try.

Last week I listed my writing goals for 2009 and invited others to post theirs. Beth Fehlman, the author of Courage in Patience, posted this: "My writing goal is two-fold: for my debut novel, which released in September 08, to be a success, and to finish the sequel to it by summer. Beth Fehlbaum, authorCourage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abusehttp://courageinpatience.blogspot.comCh. 1 is online!" So check it out if you get a chance.

I visited a couple websites with some different slants on the subject.

On Sean McLachlan's Midlist Writer he also talks about writing goals. He mentions some goals writers sent him, including one about monthly goals. He's still inviting writers to post their goals. So check out his blog if you get a chance. I frequent his blog for his interesting information and unique perspectives.

Tricia Sanders talks about her word for the year on her A Novel Approach blog. Her word is "reduce." Tricia got me to thinking.

I have chosen "simplify" as my word for the year because that's what I hope to do between now and 2010. In fact, I've already begun to simplify my life by eliminating some clutter. I've packed up several boxes and bags of gently used clothes and other items to give to family or donate to charities, and they are gone, gone, gone! I plan to ship out at least one box or bag each month to give away. I especially like donating to charities who call to remind me then show up the next day, pick up the items, and leave a tax receipt. Not that makes cleaning up clutter simple!

That's all for now. Hope you have a great weekend. Speaking of giving away things: Next week I'll announce a contest to win a free book that has one of my stories in it.


  1. Goals? I'm supposed to have goals? Gulp.
    Let's see...probably trying to be more consistent in taking time to write and submitting the results!

  2. Hi Pat,
    I remember hearing someone say, "showing up is half the battle." For me, submitting is the big step I sometimes don't take.


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