Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Between you, me, and the lamp post

No, this is not an April Fool's post.  I dislike those posts.

I played Win, Lose or Draw last night for the first time. (I've studiously avoided games like this and Pictionary for as long as I can remember because I can't draw for shit.)

The hardest thing I had to draw was, "Between, you, me and the lamp post."  You don't want to know how long it took my poor team of five other members to guess that one. 

So why did I humiliate myself like that?

Because one of my goals for 2015 is: "Say yes more often".

For the life of me I can't remember what I said yes to besides a second painting class. (I can't draw OR paint.)

In February I said yes to a new project I'll tell you about soon.

In March I said yes to an improvisational acting class and Win, Lose or Draw.

I'm hoping to say yes to a couple of things this month, but I don't want to jinx them by talking about them too early. 

Other goals for the rest of the year include (but are not limited to):

Write and publish three more Hitwoman books

Attend another conference

Write and/or publish three other books

Find another writing group

Develop a new hobby

Take a vacation

Yup, if I meet my goals 2015 will have been a busy, productive, enjoyable year.

Big thanks to my author Donna B. McNicol for posting her goals, which inspired me to post mine. Check out her blog. She's one interesting lady who definitely says yes to a lot of things.  

Tell me Killer Friends: What have you said "yes" to lately? What are your goals for the rest of the year.

Just a reminder: CATNAPPED! is now available!


Karyn Good said...

You definitely inspire me with your goal setting, JB! And kudos to you for accepting new challenges. Just yesterday I signed up for an Authors for Indies event on May 2. This is about authors showing their support for independent book stores. I want to get to know more authors in my fair city and become more involved in the community. I want to do another author reading sometime this year (always freaks me out). AND I want to start a yoga class. So, there's a few.

B.E. Sanderson said...

The question is, did you have fun? =o)

Those are awesome goals and way to go for saying yes. Other than the yes to self-publishing which was last year's yes, I haven't really tried anything new. But that one yes has taken up a lot of my brain power.

I can't wait to hear about your yeses and your upcoming books and your goal pursuit. It'll help inspire me and I love rooting for you!

jblynn said...

Karen -- Authors for Indies sounds great! I hope you have a great time with that. And with yoga!

B.E. -- LOL, I hear you on the brain power. Thanks for being such a great cheerleader!

Donna B. McNicol said...

Great goals but I'm tired already, just reading them. Seriously, I love your saying YES more often idea. For me, I need to say NO more often. I have built blogs for two friends in the last month in addition to everything else. LOL! Oh, and I just joined the April A-Z Challenge. I think I've gone mad....LOL!

Madeline Jane said...

Saying yes more often sounds like an awesome idea! There are so many things out there to try, you can't miss out just because you said no. Good luck with all your goals.

jblynn said...

Donna -- LOL, yes, you definitely need to say "no". A-Z is a tough time-consuming challenge. Good luck!

Madeline -- Exactly! Thank you! And thanks for commenting!

Lorena Sims said...

If I were you, I would flip that list from bottom up :-)
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Cheryl said...

I can't draw for shit either. Never have. Wow. Impressive goals there.

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