Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Platform Challenge - Day 2


Today's platform-building task is to set goals, including short-term and long-term goals. Robert Lee Brewer wants us to also make a list of goals to accomplish by the end of this year; and then, make a list of goals to accomplish before I die.



Here are my goal lists:

Short-term goals:
  • Complete April Platform Challenge on My Name Is Not Bob blog
  • Complete April PAD Challenge on Poetic Asides blog
  • Get an ebook of my memoir ready for publication
  • Submit poetry to chapbook and full-length book contests
  • Have lots of sales at the LA Times Festival of Books
  • Finish editing Keith Alan Hamilton’s Nature IQ book of poetry
  • Answer Daisy’s questions for her SunnyRoomStudio blog
  • Keep on with my social network marketing efforts
  • Set up blog tour for release of my ebook
Long-term goals (same as goals to accomplish by the end of 2012):
  • Publish my ebook
  • Produce and release a CD with Paul’s music
  • Finish my novel and find an agent for it
  • Publish full-length poetry collection
  • Continue writing articles for PsychAlive and Naturally Savvy
Goals to accomplish before I die
  • Be a better wife, mother, and friend
  • Become a grandmother
  • Travel to places on my bucket list
  • Live in Italy for at least four months
  • Erase the stigma of mental illness and suicide so that lives can be saved



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2 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

I'm impressed by how full your plate is. You are one busy and ambitious woman. And your cause is noble too.

My guess is that you're already a great wife and mother.

Madeline Sharples said...

Thanks, Angela. I gotta keep busy. It keeps me sane. Plus I have to get a lot done in a little bit of time.

Besides, I spent many years detouring away from my true calling, so I have to make up for lost time.