CEFJ #91 Happy New Year! + My Creative Goals for 2019! (01/02/18)

Happy New Year, my Badass Boos!

Sooo… I have a total of 145 separate goals that I’ve planned for 2019. I don’t necessarily get into every single one here, but I do layout a master plan for how I’d like 2019 to go. I’m SO excited about what this year will (hopefully) bring, and I hope this podcast will get you amped about your 2019 goals as well!


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MY CREATIVE GOALS FOR 2019!

PRODUCTIVITY GOALS:

    • Develop a solid schedule that works for me and my creative output / process while also keeping me healthy, happy, and balanced
    • Develop even DEEPER focus to finish projects on time!
    • Hit 1,000 fiction words per day with my writing regimen
  • Hit 500 blog / non-fiction words per day with my writing regimen

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND FITNESS:

    • Maintain a steady 4x a week exercise regimen
    • Maintain a delicious, steady, low-calorie, nutrient dense diet of mostly veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins via smoothies, buddha bowls, healthy breakfasts, soups/stews, and wholesome snacks for the whole of 2019
    • Be able to jog for 40 minutes straight by training for it weekly
  • Sleep WAY more (8-9 hours per night) + naps.

EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL HEALTH:

    • Engage in ACTIVE positive self-talk
    • Continue filling my blessings jar
    • Keep graduate school away from my spirit and my art
    • Continue a daily spiritual practice, through meditation, prayer, or just focused breathing
    • Deepen my spiritual practice through a study of chakras, astrology, tarot, scripture, and other practices
  • Continue going to therapy and do the work of unlearning bad habits and toxic mindsets

CREATIVE UNI:

  • Take as many courses as possible in TV Writing, Screenwriting, Directing, Filmmaking, Entrepreneurship, Business Marketing, Book Marketing, Creative Writing, and Game Design / Programming.

GRADUATE SCHOOL:

    • Use every aspect of grad school to build my business and forward my creative career as an ARTIST, not as an academic
    • Stay focused on what I am here for; staying in charge of my own destiny
    • Prioritize my needs, acknowledge my limitations, and set clear boundaries
    • SELF FIRST!
    • Take advantage of my waning responsibilities in grad school as an opportunity to build up other areas of creative entrepreneurship and creative interest
    • Finish and submit Masters’ Report
    • Finish and submit Masters’ Thesis
    • Finish History of Musical Theatre course
    • Finish teaching The Haunted Screen 150B course
  • GET YOUR MFA DEGREE IN MAY 2019!!

RESESRCH, WORLDBUILDING, & SHADOW DEVELOPMENT:

    • Research and work on the story bible of the ASYLUM trilogy
    • Research and work on the story bible for THE WORLD OF NEVER AFTER (includes The Hitmen of Happily Ever After series, The ForNever Files series, and the Godsman series)
    • Research and work on the story bible for THE BOOKS OF EZEKIEL series
    • Research and work on the story bible for THE FORGOTTEN trilogy
    • Research and work on the story bible for the SENTIENT trilogy
    • Research and work on the story bible for the WHEN IN ROME TV mini-series
  • Research and work on the story bible for the IMMORTAL TV series

THE BOHEMIAN BADASS:

    • Blog at least 1x a week at The Bohemian Badass
    • Podcast at least 1x a week at The Bohemian Badass for “The B-Badass Podcast”
    • Send 2-4 newsletters per month to our Creative Badass community
    • Finish and release the “Metaphor Maven” course suite
    • Finish and release the “Plot like a Badass” course suite
    • Finish and release “Writers UnBlocked” course suite
  • Finish and release the “Breaking Badass” Challenge course suite

THE DOLLHOUSE:

    • Continue to publish short-form video content for The Dollhouse vlog and blog and podcast
    • Create and grow The Dollhouse’s “Single Mom Creative” community
  • Support and love on single moms trying to hustle their ways to creative infamy!

MARKETING & COMMUNITY BUILDING:

    • Submit free book lead magnets to all free e-book sites
    • Optimize Patreon page for Rebel Ragdoll
    • Build out the websites and blogs for current businesses and brands
    • Build out the social media outlets for current businesses and brands
    • Author Relationships:
        • Continue to forge really awesome rships with authors through select author collaborations and targeted NL swaps
      • Do massive USAT bestseller list push w/ boxset
    • Grow my OFFWORLD Community
  • Research & activate marketing strategies for social media outlets

CREATIVE PROJECTS I WANT TO FINISH:

Novels/Novellas

  • Co-written USAT boxset novel
  • The Books of Ezekiel
      • The Lock In (BOE #3)
      • Hollow Point (BOE #4)
    • Nom de Guerre (BOE #5)
  • 2054 Series
      • Novella #2 of the 2054 series
    • Novella #3 of the 2054 series
  • The Hitmen of Happily Ever After
      • Loosey, Goosey (HOHEA #1)
    • Rose n’ John Does (HOHEA #2)
  • The Godsman
      • The Godsman, #1
    • Forge of Death, #2
  • The ASYLUM Series
      • Sodom, #1
      • Lustrum, #2
    • Sanctum, #3

Screenwriting

    • The Monster Between Us, #1
    • Sandman, #2
  • Untitled Sandman Screenplay, #3

TV Writing

    • Ezekiel TV Workbook + Bible + Pilot
    • Immortal TV Workbook + Bible + Pilot
    • The Camille TV Workbook + Bible + Pilot
    • Surrogate TV Workbook + Bible + Pilot
    • Inherit the Earth TV Workbook + Bible + Pilot
  • When in Rome (Wenin Roam) TV Workbook + Bible + Pilot

Playwriting

  • Morien (full-length musical)

The Bohemian Badass

    • Self-care Journal for Artists and Entrepreneurs
    • Badass TV Series Development Checklist (at canva.com)
  • Plot like a Badass course suite

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