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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Goals: Close But No Cigar



Yeah, I know Mardi Gras is over and Lent has begun, but this picture, no doubt taken in New Orleans, reminds me that we all need to take time to kick our feet up and recharge our batteries, but also that it's good to have a few goals. My writing buddies at Melissa Marsh's Just Write Challenge have seen this post title and photo already, as I've lamented not accomplishing all the writing goals I'd set for February.

If you feel like you didn't make enough (or any) progress toward securing your own goals and dreams, writing or otherwise, never fear -- a new month begins today. March's clean slate invites us all to get busy, and its gentler weather encourages us to lift off winter's blanket and get outside more often.

So...what's in your wallet [said in that gorgeous Allstate Man's voice]...um, I mean, what's on your agenda and do you have plans for accomplishing those things?

20 comments:

DebraLSchubert said...

I love a classy lady with a cigar. Especially in Pepto Bismal Pink. I'm working on my suburban murder mystery. Who knew sleuthing could be so much fun? Too bad Jenny's next door neighbor, Amanda, had to bite the big one, but someone needed to take one for the team. I plan to have the book finished, as in "edit-ready" as the calendar turns to April - that beautiful, warmish, tulip-laden, month!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Debra, glad you liked my Aunt Lurenda! :) Great goals with your WIP. Can't wait to read it. (If you get stuck on a sleuthing scene, I'll be glad to lend you a few tips from my P.I. days.) Tulips and finished ms dreams to you!

Vodka Mom said...

that picture is the greatest. The GREATEST.


Today I want to get some cleaning done- get the the bookstore and go to the gym. Cross your fingers...

Jessica said...

Yes I do, thanks for asking. :-) I plan to completely finish (as in revisions, etc) a book and I plan to get tons of wordage in on my wip.
Sorry your plans didn't go as expected. Here's to March!

jinksy said...

As my actual wallet is liable to be devoid of dosh, after paying tree/drain experts and buying others birthday prezzies, I shall spend the month in La La Land, on an extended holiday. No doubt Blogland will receive the odd postcard...

Linda said...

This month I want to write down some weekly writing goals. I kind of coasted during the latter part of February and need to get back on track. P.S. Loved the picture. There is refreshing about someone who is confident enough to just let it all hang out.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

I'm sorry, but I can't hear a word you're saying, I'm too busy GAWKING at that picture!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Vodka, so glad you like that little pic of my Aunt Noonie. :) You try to have a little fun before Monday comes rolling in again!

*clink* (my coffee cup to yours). Go, Jessica!

Jinksy, lotsa dosh and prezzies to you in March. :)

Good luck with your writing, Linda. And I agree, we could all be better served by letting it hang out a little sometimes. *grin*

Carrie, if you ever make it down here, I'll introduce you to Auntie (or someone real close). hehe

Amy Nathan said...

I never thought I'd get this far, with each step I was thrilled and amazed and humbled. So every baby step is an accomplishment to me. I do keep my eye on the prize, but try to appreciate the journey.

Kathryn Magendie said...

*SOB* I'm leaving in just a little while - wahhhhh! I will misses you angie dear friend!..... :-(

I LOVED little butter buns bandit and that photo below is so CUTE -- I almost put him in my purse and took him home, but I knew that would end our friendship *LAUGHING!!!!*

ANd I absolutely adore your momma -- just adore her -- she is a light, an inspiration- and I don't say that lightly about people -- she glowed from the inside out - a beautiful soul - just loved her...felt priviledged or is that priveledged - dang it I can't spell this morning - whatever, you know the word....

LOVE YOU! miss you already ...*muwah*

Angie Ledbetter said...

Amy, wise advice. I'm right there with ya on the path!

Oh no, Kathryn...I said I wasn't gonna cry......oh well, won't be the first or last lie I've told myself. *sniff* Glad you got to meet Mom, and Mr. Bandit too. Miss you already too. Looking forward to Houma. ('Scuse me while I get some Kleenex.) LOVE YOU

blueviolet said...

If I made myself some goals, I'd just disappoint myself so I'll just try to make it through the month and I'll cheer you on with yours. How's that?!!

Deb Shucka said...

I want to have lunch with her! What stories she could tell, if she remembers any of them. Love that photo.

Kasie West said...

Great photo. And so timely for me. March is the month where I'm just kicking back and seeing where the chips are going to fall. lol

Anonymous said...

Great pic. We will see ya this week at Bowling.
Oren

Terri Tiffany said...

I just finished a HUGE goal for Feb and haven't made any news one yet for March so I guess I better get thinking!

Angie Ledbetter said...

blueviolet, 'preciate you! :)

So true, Deb S. (Can ya see her cigar supplies next to her? Makes me think the photo is real.)

Kasie, I know whatever your goals are, they'll be accomplished!

Will see ya at the alley, Oren, if I'm not at Mom's.

Hoping your March goes as well as last month, Terri. :)

Janna Qualman said...

Are we sure that isn't a picture of George Burns?! ;)

I'd like to finish my rough draft by the end of spring, but don't know if it's in the cards. I'm working toward it!

Sharla said...

I'm heading towards pulling my head out of...someplace dark...and getting back to the writing world. Major goal!!!

colbymarshall said...

Goal: 1000 words a day makes it so I can finish this darned thang ;-)

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