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Below is a list of the prizes we are giving away to celebrate our successes, with links to the respective member's blog. Please hop around, because there are some fabulous prizes.
I am working my own giveaway as I did for my 100 follower celebration. If you leave a comment, you will receive one entry into a random drawing for a $25.00 gift card (of your choice). If you are not already a follower, and decide to join up, that will get you another entry into the drawing. I'll post the winner of the drawing on Saturday, March 24th. The other LLC members giveaways are:
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Jess Witkins Guest post swap and an iTunes gift card
Sonia Medeiros A guest post from Sonia or the winner's work featured on Sonia's blog
Jenny Hansen A Margie Lawson lecture packet and a $10 Starbuck's gift card
David Walker A free download of his "Web Wisdom: Inspiration from the Inbox"
Gary Gauthier A choice of 3 eBooks
The Life List Club has some exciting news, too! Thanks to Marcia Richards' hard work, we now have our very own blog site! While I am sad that I won't have the opportunity to welcome so many great guest posters over here, the Life List Club blog is beautiful, and will allow us to offer inspirational and motivational posts twice a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) instead of blog hopping every two weeks.
Our kick-off post is by our newest member, Sherry Isaac, on April 4th. Sherry believes in romance, identity and the depth of the human soul and, personally, I can't wait to read her first post! Please visit the Life List Club blog, take a look around and learn more about all the authors on our author pages.
I think all that's left to do is review my life list, and fess up to how things are going.
My Life List Review
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"No. Try not. Do or do not... There is no try." Yoda
Play with my boys every day for half-an-hour: Check! There are times where it might be a shorter amount of time, but the important thing to me is that I have carved out time to spend with my children, focusing only on them, every day.
Write for 15 minutes every day: Check! - as long as we count blogging and editing as writing. The thing I wanted out of this goal was to devote time every day to the writing process, and I feel I have done that.
Blog twice a week (Mondays and Fridays): Check!
Grow Twitter followers to over 500 and blog followers to over 100 followers: Check! (thank you all so much)
Participate in six bog hops (including the A-Z Challenge): This one takes a little explanation, but Check! I have participated in six blog hops (Nightgale Blog Challenge, I'll Tumble 4-Ya blog hop, It's Getting Hot In Here, Fourth Campaigner Challenge, Got Green Blog Hop, and the Great Star Wars Blogathon) I decided that there was no way to participate in the A-Z Challenge this year, and so registered for the Fourth Campaigner Challenge, instead. So, although I had to make a substitution, I still feel like I met this goal. I anticipate participating in more blog hops and challenges as the year goes on, but right now I need to return my focus back to getting a novel completed, so I'm not a writer wanna-be.
Guest post on three other blogs: Check! Thanks to the Life List Club, I have guest posted on five other blogs. I know some of the prizes above are to guest post on LLC member's blogs, and I recommend making the jump over to the related blogs to register for the opportunity. All members of the Life List Club have been extremely professional and their followers have been so kind and welcoming. Every guest post was a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
Exercise 20 minutes five days of the week: I have been exercising, and usually multiple times a week, but dang! Life kept getting in the way. So, mid-February I changed the focus to 100 minutes a week, and I seemed to be able to meet that goal a little better. Still, I have taken two of the last four weeks off, so I definitely need to work a little harder on this one!
The next three do not's are:
- Complete revisions of Finding Meara by the end of March
- Create pitch, query letter, synopsis, etc... for Finding Meara by end of April
- Write first draft of second novel by end of December
When I wrote these goals, I had no idea how long it might take to do revisions, and so I set a date based on the fact I'm attending the Pikes Peak Writer's Conference in April, and hoped to be able to sign up for a pitch session. Not Happening! So, I am going to rewrite this goal so that I'm shooting for revisions and editing to be completed by May 31st. That might even be overly optimistic, but I would really like to start querying Finding Meara and writing the next novel over the summer. I currently am on page 64 of about 250 pages.
There it is, my goal review! I'm wondering, how did your last three months go? Do you have more Do's than Do Not's? Are you needing some support, or some tough love?