2nd Quarter Goals:


2nd Quarter Goals:



  1. Finish Operation Breakout:  Because Legion Awakes won’t see the light of day until this book is in the hopper and I crave reader feedback.

  2. Outline book 3 and do this in such a way that I can dictate with it, even though I don’t know what that looks like yet.

  3. Outline the short story in any universe, just so long as I write a short story. In the past every short story I’ve written, okay I’ve only tried once, turned into a novel. I really ought to write a blog post about when novellas growing up to be novels.  I already have a base idea for the story, and I’m excited to try it.

  4. Write a short story

  5. Practice Dragon Speak once a day.

  6. Write at least one scene a week using the Dragon software.

  7. Read the many self-help books I bought about learning to dictate.

    The Productive Authors Guide to Dictation: Speak Your Way to Higher (and Healthier!) Word Counts by Cindy Grigg.

    Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better and Smarter by Monica Leonelle.

    Dictation: Dictate Your Writing- Write Over 1,000,000 Words A Year Without Breaking A Sweat! (Writing Habits, Write Faster, Productivity, Speech Recognition Software, Dragon Naturally Speaking) by Kevin Gise.

    The Writers Guide to Training Your Dragon: Using Speech Recognition Software to Dictate Your Book and Supercharge Your Writing Workflow (Dictation Mastery for PC and Mac) by Scott Baker

  8. Write six blog posts.  I already have one in the hopper waiting editing so I can post and another one that I want to write so I’m already making progress!!

  9. Walk at least five times a week.

  10. Lose 10 of the trillion pounds I could stand to lose.

  11. Give up my daily Diet Coke habit, switch to water and drink 80 ounces a day.

  12. Read five novel novels and write reviews for the blog.

  13. Incorporate the pen name J.R. Handley and set up bank accounts for it.

  14. Figure out author bio screen pic.

  15. Improve my blog/website.

  16. Join a writer’s group (either in real life or online).

  17. Treat this writing like a job with more time actually writing, and last time being distracted.

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